Online data tool for economic & community development

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Register now for a webinar on the Community Information Tool (CIT), a free online tool that provides single window access to more than 40 public data sets, including census information, Data BC, the B.C. Data Catalogue, and industrial lands information. Local government staff and elected officials are encouraged to join the webinar to learn how to use this powerful tool to discover new insights about their communities.

Date:   Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Time:   1:00 – 2:00 pm PDT

The webinar is presented jointly by UBCM and the Ministry of Citizens’ Services. Speakers will include staff from UBCM and Citizens’ Services, as well as comments from local government. The webinar will conclude with an opportunity for questions and answers.
 
The CIT serves as a central access point for community data: population, median household income, labour force, key sectors, and connectivity. Search filters provide a lens for specific characteristics, such as economic health, access to education and health care, infrastructure, or emergency management. This tool supports economic planners to promote investment and plan infrastructure, helping level the playing field between larger, well-resourced communities and smaller communities that might not have similar market access.