Community Information Database

Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began: 2006
Year of Last Input: 2015
Last Updated: Jul 31 2017
Project Location:
State / Province:
Lead Organization:
Rural and Co-operatives Secretariat
Type of Organization:

Geographic Scope

Neighborhood, Municipality, Multi-County, National

Issue Areas

Children & Youth, Economy, Education, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Population


The Community Information Database (CID) is a free internet-based resource developed to provide communities, researchers, and governments with access to consistent and reliable socio-economic and demographic data and information for all communities across Canada.
The CID was developed by the Government of Canada’s Rural Secretariat in collaboration with the provinces and territories, other government departments, and community groups.
The CID provides:
Access to over 500 pieces of data about your community or region, including:
population, education, income, employment, families, and much more
An interactive map for displaying and accessing data
A tool for you to learn more about rural Canada
Click on the following links to know more about specific topics such as frequently asked
questions, CID geography, indicators, definitions, and data sources.

Project URL

Project Contact:

Arthur Friesen
Rural and Co-operatives Secretariat -
Winnipeg Manitoba Canada