Housing, Homes and Huts

In today’s podcast we’ll look at housing data in Canada and what it costs to put a roof over your head. Available Data Roundup CMHC has a web portal that consolidates all of their data offerings in one place. Their “Housing in Canada Online” (HiCO) portal looks like it contains some quite interesting data butContinue reading “Housing, Homes and Huts”

Twelve Datasets of Christmas

Today’s post is all about Christmas! We have twelve holiday related datasets and some great graphs to go with them. It’s our Christmas present to you! Let’s get to it. Pumpkin Spice Ingredient Imports  Pumpkin spice is so popular in the Christmas season that it’s become a bit of a cliche. While pumpkin spice hasContinue reading “Twelve Datasets of Christmas”

Reviewing and Ranking Referendums

This month we talk a look at provincial and national referendums in Canada. For this month’s podcast we compiled a list of all the provincial and national referendums in Canada that we could find. You would think a list like this would be easy to find, but it wasn’t. We managed to find some resourcesContinue reading “Reviewing and Ranking Referendums”

Election Data Roundup

In this post we have a grab-bag of election related topics to go through. The first two deal with data on the results of the 2021 election. The third topic is about indigenous representation in the house of commons. And the last topic is on methods for comparing data on voting polls between elections. CombiningContinue reading “Election Data Roundup”

Comparing Ontario Cities

In today’s post we’ll look at Ontario city population growth projections and then talk about comparing financial data between cities. Ministry of Finance Population Projections Our post is city themed, but we’re going to cheat a little by comparing census divisions rather than municipalities but the population growth numbers coming out of the Ministry ofContinue reading “Comparing Ontario Cities”

Ticks, Telecoms, and Trails

Today on Mean, Median, and Moose, we look at eight legged blood suckers, phone company cell coverage, self reported bike accidents, and community edited maps! What do these data sets have in common? They’re all involving data collected by volunteers in the general public. eTick eTick is a collaboration of a variety of universities, publicContinue reading “Ticks, Telecoms, and Trails”

Arenas, Aliens, and Animal Crossing

This month in Mean, Median, and Moose, we take a look at Canadian’s close encounters in their spare time. From body checking hockey players, to bluff charging bears. From playing space invaders to sighting them, we’ve got you covered. Leisure Infrastructure Infrastructure matters when it comes to leisure activities. If there is no bike trail,Continue reading “Arenas, Aliens, and Animal Crossing”

Public Consultations in Canada

Today on Mean, Median, and Moose we’re talking about public consultations! Keep reading for some data on those. Take a listen to the podcast for a great interview with Nader Shureih of Environics Analytics. Also, if you want to know how we build some of our maps, you can watch a tutorial on DeckGL hereContinue reading “Public Consultations in Canada”

Crime, Courts, and Constables

This month we’re taking a look at criminal justice data in Canada. Justice is an area that has long been subject to statistical methods. Police statistics on crime were first published in Canada in 1921. These statistics were spotty and not generally comparable from year to year until the Uniform Crime Reporting System came intoContinue reading “Crime, Courts, and Constables”

Open Data in the NFP/Charitable Sector

Canada is home to over 170,000 not-for-profits. Just over half of these are registered charities. The vast majority of them are small – less than 10% of charities have 10 or more full time staff, and 79% of charities have less than $500,000.00 per year in funding. The Canadian Senate produced a report on theContinue reading “Open Data in the NFP/Charitable Sector”