Northern Ontario Data Consortium


Northern Policy Institute is a consortium lead for access to statistical data in Northern Ontario through the Community Data Program. This group purchase plan reduces the cost for data users to secure data beyond that which is released free by providers like Statistics Canada.

Northern Policy Institute is happy to work with the Community Data Program to make community level social and economic data available to all organizations in Northern Ontario.

The Community Data Program was created by the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD), a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization founded in 1920. The CDP was transitioned from CCSD to the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) in September 2019.



The Community Data Program consists of a national network of 29 community data consortiums, providing memberships to over 50 municipalities and 1000 users, including indigenous service organizations, social planning councils, United Way’s and school boards.

Members are given access to municipal, provincial and federal data sets, through a secure website which connects you to online data products for download.



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Small communities serving populations of 2,500 and under, or organizations with an annual budget below $250,000.00 - $300 per year

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Medium communities serving populations between 2,501 and 10,000, registered charities, or organizations with an annual budget between $250,001.00 and $500,000.00 per year - $600 per year (this allows up to four users)

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Large communities serving populations greater than 10,001 or organizations with an annual budget above $500,000.00 - $1,200 per year (this allows for up to eight users)


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A five per cent discount is available to members who commit to a three-year subscription to the data consortium at the above annual rate.

A ten per cent discount is available to members who commit to a five-year subscription to the data consortium at the above annual rate.

Annual fee includes an annual admin fee per member of $125 paid on your behalf by NPI to the CCSD.

Have access to the following data at the community level


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Census/ National Household Survey target group profiles.


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Census/ National Household Survey custom cross tabulations


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Canadian Business Patterns


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Taxfiler Data


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Citizen and Immigration Canada permanent residence statistics


Why would YOU want this data?


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Develop community profiles and fact sheets


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Inform policy and service program design


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Create interactive mapping for city planning


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Respond to issues of poverty, aging populations, immigration and affordable housing


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Performance tracking and funding proposals


Please note each consortium is free to finance their annual group data fee based on local preferences – fees cited for NODC only apply to NODC members.

 Want to know more?


View our Program Basics Presentation        Review the standard membership agreement