The City of St. Albert kicked off the 2018 Municipal Census on May 2. This year, the Census will run until June 18 and the online option will be available throughout the census period. The in-person door-to-door portion of the census started on May 18 for those residences who have not completed it online. Residents are reminded that enumerators that come to the door will be using iPads to collect the required data.
“It is important that every resident in St. Albert take part in the 2018 Municipal Census,” says Mayor Cathy Heron. “By counting yourself in, you help ensure we have an accurate population count and maximize our grant funding.”
In accordance with Council Policy, the Municipal Census is held every two years. The Census helps the City maintain an accurate count of its residents and households. This information is crucial for maximizing the amount of funding the City receives via provincial and federal grants, many of which are provided on a per capita basis. This means that the more people the City identifies through the Census, the more dollars the City will receive in grants from other orders of government.
Census information is also used as a foundation for planning new community programs and services and for enhancing existing ones such as transportation, schools, utilities, emergency services, recreational facilities and economic development.
Residents received their personal unique access codes (UAC) in the mail the first week of May. There is a UAC assigned to each household in St. Albert. From May 2 to June 18, residents can use the UAC to complete their census online, which takes about five minutes.
If residents have difficulty completing the online census, there are three ways to get help:
- By email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- By phone at 780-459-1500
- In person at Legislative Services, Third Floor, St. Albert Place
The City is once again including a count of the homeless in the 2018 Municipal Census and is expanding the opportunities available. If a person does not have a fixed address, but resides in St. Albert, they will be able to take part by reporting their information to staff at the St. Albert Community Village and Food Bank, (#30-50 Bellerose Drive) or at The Collective (#100, 43 St. Thomas Street).
A Quality Assurance Coordinator will, at random, be contacting residents to confirm the total number of residents living in the dwelling to fulfill the City’s quality assurance requirements set by Municipal Affairs.
For more information visit the 2018 Municipal Census Information Page.
Last edited: May 25, 2018