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Census 2018

Who can I contact if I have questions?

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 780-743-7000 or census.2018@rmwb.ca.

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Census 2018 has come to a close – thank you for making it count!

What is a census?

The census is a count of the people living in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. We conduct a municipal census every two to three years to determine our total population size, as well as other characteristics of our population. The most recent census was conducted in 2015.

Why is the census important?

Obtaining accurate population information through a census count is important for a variety of reasons.

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How will my participation benefit my community?

For each person counted in the municipal census, the Municipality receives more than $200 in grant money from the Province of Alberta and the federal government.

Between 2015 and 2017, the Municipality received over $80 million from the Municipal Sustainability Fund. This funding supported the following projects:

  • Rural Infrastructure Rehabilitation
  • Rural Water and Sewer Servicing
  • Urban Infrastructure Rehabilitation
  • Construction of the Southwest Water Supply Line (Phase 1)
  • Anzac Wastewater Treatment Plant and Effluent Pipeline

The Municipality received almost $20 million from the Federal Gas Tax Fund. This funding supported the following projects:

  • Confederation Way Sanitary Sewer Bypass
  • MacKenzie Blvd Lift Station

Quality Assurance Check

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo must also conduct a Quality Assurance check, as required by law from the Alberta Provincial Government Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Planning and Development staff will contact residents at random to confirm the address of the dwelling and how many people live in the home.

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