Demographic Reports

Such an important part of ministry and outreach is knowing who is in your community, who your neighbours are.  EDGE is glad to be able to offer reports for congregations and groups of congregations which combine Canadian census data, Environics data, and United Church yearbook data.

The GIS report takes information and presents it on a map to help you understand your neighbourhoods and community. With a study area defined by your congregation, the report will show Canadian census data from the most recent census, and Environics segmentation data which analyses lifestyle and social patterns in Canadian society. Using dissemination areas, the smallest area of data collection for Statistics Canada, this information will help you understand the neighbourhoods which make up the community around your congregation.

In addition to this information, United Church yearbook data is presented to help you understand your congregation in relation to the congregations nearby, whether locally or regionally, allowing for exploring opportunities of working together in ministry and mission.

Reports are produced to be viewed online with supporting data spreadsheets.  Printable versions are available for additional cost.

Fees for reports begin at $500 for an online report and $550 for a printable report.

For more information, please contact Sharon Buttrey.

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