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You Count! Complete the 2019 municipal census online today

April 1, 2019 3:15 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

You Count! Complete the 2019 municipal census online today

Don’t miss the chance to count yourself in by participating in the 2019 municipal census. Starting today, you can complete the census online and enter to win a $150 Visa gift card.

The census is available online at www.reddeer.ca/census until May 6. Residents can also take part in the census by phoning 403-342-8317 during regular business hours, or by chatting with an enumerator who will be visiting door-to-door starting April 16, 2019.

Completing the census online is easy, quick and secure. Each household is receiving an access code in the mail to use to log in and access this year’s census questions. This access code is specific to each address and can only be used once. The questions being asked are the number of people living in the household, their gender and year of birth, and for residents 16 years old or older, what is their primary mode of transportation.

“We encourage residents to submit their answers online as they can do so whenever it is convenient for them and on any mobile device, tablet or smartphone,” said Samantha Rodwell, Deputy City Clerk. “It should take less than five minutes to complete, and they have the opportunity to enter to win one of two $150 Visa gift cards”.

Census is a snapshot of a community’s population at one point in time. Keeping an accurate count of Red Deer’s population helps ensure The City receives its fair share of grant funding from the provincial and federal governments. This money is used to support growth, programs, and services in the community. For 2019, The City estimates it will receive approximately $249.47 per person in grant funding. The last municipal census was taken in 2016, and Red Deer’s population was 99,832.

For more information, go to www.reddeer.ca/census.

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For more information, please contact:

Samantha Rodwell
Legislative Services Department     
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8132

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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