2017 census started April 1

April 1, 2017 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – Residents are asked to count themselves in this year as the 2017 census began Saturday, April 1, 2017 (no joke). The City of Airdrie receives up to $327 in provincial and federal grants for each resident counted because many grants are based on population counts – the more accurate the count, the more dollars the City receives to provide services citizens need.

A pink door hanger with a unique PIN will be placed on every residence door in the city between April 1 and 8. Residents can use the unique PIN in combination with their home address to complete the census online at airdrie.ca. Online entries are automatically entered for a chance to win a Genesis Place family pass. For those who can’t complete it online, census workers will visit homes between April 20 and May 18 to collect the information.

In addition to grant money from other levels of government, decisions regarding future transportation networks, the locations of schools, parks, utilities and fire protection facilities are based, to a large extent, on population growth statistics collected in the municipal census. Completing the online census is an easy way for residents to contribute to their community – today and tomorrow.

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