Community Accounts

Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began: 1996
Year of Last Input:
Last Updated: Mar 28 2019
Project Location:
Newfoundland Labrador
State / Province:
Newfoundland & Labrador
Lead Organization:
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Type of Organization:
Educational Organization

Geographic Scope

Neighborhood, Municipality, State/Province

Issue Areas

Economy, Education, Governance, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Social


Community Accounts is an innovative information system providing users at all levels with a reliable source of community, regional, and provincial data. A public-wide, online data retrieval system for locating, sharing and exchanging information related to the province and its people, the Community Accounts provides users with a single comprehensive source of community, regional, and provincial data that would normally not be readily available, too costly to obtain, or too time consuming to retrieve and compile.

This innovative system allows users to custom generate a limitless number of tables and illustrative graphics on key social and economic indicators organized by geography and data topic within a system of distinct accounts, while the Well-Being account allows users to compile indicators from each of the above domains to develop a better understanding of the factors that determine the status and progress of their communities and regions.

Under this structure, information can be retrieved according to 400 communities, 80 census consolidated subdivisions (local areas), 20 economic development zones, and the province. Information can also be retrieved at the level of Rural Secretariat Regions, Health Authorities, School Districts, and Human Resources Development Canada Regions.

The Community Accounts is based on a model designed by Dr. Doug May of Memorial University in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agency. Continued work on this project is completed through a team effort of the entire Economics and Statistics Branch in collaboration with other government departments as well as private organizations and individuals.

Has Perfomance Measures?

See website and Director for details

Project URL

Reporting Format

Online Reporting, Online Dashboard, Interactive Online Display

Awards & Accomplishments:

In 2003, the Community Accounts won two awards. The Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agency was the recipient of the National IPAC (The Institute of Public Administration of Canada) Award for Innovative Management. The Agency was also the recipient of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador 2002 Public Service Award of Excellence, which recognizes individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions to the public service in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Other Partners

State/Province, Library, Federal/National Agency

Project Contact:

Robert Reid
- Educational Organization