Saturday, 14 May 2011

You CAN Change Your Mind About Releasing Your Census Information

In 2006, for the first time, individuals were given the option to decide if they wanted their census information released in 92 years.

Approximately 56% of Canadians said “yes”. 

44% said “no” or left the question blank (leaving it blank is the same as saying "no"). This means that 44% of Canadians are now lost to their descendants who may wish to search for them in future years.

If you think that you made the wrong decision and would now like to have your information available to your descendants, you can reverse your decision. Statistics Canada has provided a “Request to change response to the consent question on the 2006 Census of Population” form. It can be accessed at:




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