2021 Census Teacher's Kit

While you can use the current Web version to navigate the Teacher's Kit, each individual activity and handout is available in a downloadable PDF format. We encourage you to access the following PDF version in order to print and complete the activities.

2021 Census Teacher's Kit (PDF, 9.22 MB)

The 2021 Census Teacher's Kit has been developed for use in elementary, intermediate and secondary classes across the country. The kit includes four activities that are appropriate for many subjects, including mathematics, social studies, and English or French language studies. These activities also include "next steps" ideas to help connect the subjects with concepts in the sciences and creative arts.

All activities are classroom-ready and have been reviewed to meet curriculum requirements. Through these exercises, students will gain an understanding of what the census is used for, how it is conducted, and the role it has played in shaping present-day Canada. For younger children, the kit includes a fun colouring activity that will allow them to practise counting and exercise their fine motor skills.

Although these activities can be incorporated into classroom studies throughout the school year, the best time to incorporate the Teacher's Kit into your curriculum is early April 2021, right before the Census of Population and the Census of Agriculture are conducted.

If you have questions or comments about the 2021 Census Teacher's Kit, please contact Census Communications.

Note: A separate 2021 Census Adult Education Kit is available for instructors who work with adult learners, particularly in adult basic education and English as a second language.

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