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Webinar: Expanding data potential with Statistics Canada's Social Data Linkage Environment

November 11, 2015

Written by:  Vince Gray

Join us on December 15 for an online DLI webinar on Innovation in practice: Expanding data potential with the Social Data Linkage Environment, presented by Special Surveys Division (SSD)!

Come and learn more about the Social Data Linkage Environment (SDLE) and what it can do for you. While Statistics Canada has a long history of record linkage, the creation of linked population data sets for social analysis in the SDLE is conducted in a new and innovative way. This presentation will demystify the SDLE and help explain what it can do for you and how data linkage can fill important data gaps. 

Depending on attendance, the webinar will be hosted in either Weldon room 17B or in the Weldon Electronic Instruction Room (both on the ground floor, in the Map and Data Centre).

Quoting from the SDLE web site (linked above):

“The Social Data Linkage Environment (SDLE) at Statistics Canada promotes the innovative use of existing administrative and survey data to address important research questions and inform socio-economic policy through record linkage.

The SDLE expands the potential of data integration across multiple domains, such as health, justice, education and income, through the creation of linked analytical data files without the need to collect additional data from Canadians.”