Every Resident Matters.
Count yourself in to the 2019 municipal census!
High River’s 2019 census gets underway on Monday, April 1, 2019.
Between April 1 and 8, door hangers with a unique PIN number will be delivered to every household. With the PIN, residents can complete the census in one of four easy ways:
1. ONLINE at censusalberta.ca/highriver
Use the access PIN from the door hanger and follow prompts to complete your census. Every census completed online will be automatically submitted for a chance to win a one-year family pass at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex.
2. PHONE 403.652.2110
An enumerator will help complete the census with you over the phone. Be sure to have your unique PIN ready when you call.
3. AT HOME
Enumerators will be going door-to-door between April 22 and May 17 to help households complete their census in-person. Watch for signage for when enumerators will be in your neighbourhood.
4. COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Visit one of our two community partner locations (with your PIN) to complete the census.
- High River Public Library:
Thursday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex:
Friday, May 3 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Important Dates to Remember:
April 1 to 8: Door knockers being delivered to every household in Town with a unique PIN. Residents will require this PIN number to complete their census.
April 22 to May 17: Municipal Census Enumerators out in the community helping residents complete their census information.
April 22 to 29: Can’t find your PIN? Not to worry, a second round will be delivered to households who have not yet completed the census.
May 17: Final day to complete High River’s 2019 municipal census and count yourself in!
Frequently Asked Questions
A municipal census is the official count of dwelling units (households) and the population (people) living in these units. The count is taken via door-to-door collection and physical recording of data by census enumerators. Questions asked in the census are geared towards finding out the number of people in the household, their ages, gender, employment status, primary mode of transportation, etc. The information provided is secured and the raw data will only be viewed by the Town’s Legislative Services staff.
The census is conducted starting on April 1 as per provincial legislation, and in accordance with Section 57 of the Municipal Government Act (Revised Statutes of Alberta 1994, Chapter M-26.1), Alberta Regulation 63/2001.
This is the first time since the 2013 flood that the Town has conducted a municipal census. Since then, the population of High River has been growing steadily. Information collected through the census provides the Town with opportunities to apply for and receive both Federal and Provincial grant funding. The amounts provided through the grants are calculated on a per capita basis; The Town receives approximately $220 in provincial and federal grants for each resident counted.
The information collected through the census also helps the Town to make informed and appropriate decisions on the provision of population-based services, such as roads, fire protection, policing, utilities, social programing, and recreation facilities, to name a few.
The information is also used by a variety of outside agencies such as businesses, charities, researchers, etc.
The Federal census collects different information than a municipal census and is conducted once every five years in the month of May (i.e. 2001, 2006, 2011, etc.). In the Federal census, census questionnaires are mailed to every household in Canada. Households who do not complete their questionnaire are visited by a Federal census worker.
Please contact the Town of High River Legislative Services division at email@example.com.
When You Count Yourself In:
- High River receives important funding to build and improve our community.
- Funding improves roads, policing, social programs and helps support recreation facilities and other community programs and services.
- Many forms of funding are allocated on a per-head basis, making an accurate count important.