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Finding Data: Data on Art, Culture, & Leisure - Canada


  • Canadian Survey of Giving, Volunteering, and Participating (1997, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2010)
    Surveys how Canadians support individuals and communities on their own or through their involvement with charitable and nonprofit organizations. Survey respondents were asked how they gave money and other resources to organizations; volunteered time to help others and to enhance their communities; and participated in practices which help give substance to active citizenship.

  • Ethnologue Global Dataset (19th ed.)
    Raw linguistic data used to create the Ethnologue. Note that this dataset does not include commentary, but rather, data fields with simple values that can be submitted to statistical analysis. Consists of 3 files: (1) Language Data: ISO codes, language families, statuses, country counts, centroid points, and more for 7,457 languages. (2) Country Data: Language counts, literacy rates, populations, diversity indices, and more for 237 countries. (3) Language-in-Country Data: 11,177 listings of data specific to a particular language within a particular country where it is used.

  • Ethnologue: Languages of the World
    An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 6,909 known living languages. Searchable by country, language size, and language family. Also see Ethnologue Global Dataset (19th ed.).

  • GDELT Project
    GDELT monitors print, broadcast, and web news media in over 100 languages from across every country in the world to keep continually updated on breaking developments anywhere on the planet. Its historical archives stretch back to January 1, 1979 and update daily (soon to be every 15 minutes). Through its ability to leverage the world's collective news media, GDELT moves beyond the focus of the Western media towards a far more global perspective on what's happening and how the world is feeling about it. "The GDELT Project is an initiative to construct a catalog of human societal-scale behavior and beliefs across all countries of the world, connecting every person, organization, location, count, theme, news source, and event across the planet into a single massive network that captures what's happening around the world, what its context is and who's involved, and how the world is feeling about it, every single day."

  • Heritage Institutions: Data Tables (Statistics Canada) 1992+
    Provides financial information on non-profit and for-profit heritage institutions in Canada. These institutions include museums, art galleries, historic sites, exhibition centres, planetariums, observatories, aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens, arboretums and conservatories.
    Data for 2005 should not be compared with previously published data on this industry with the exception of 2004 data. This is because significant changes to the Heritage Institutions survey were made prior to the 2004 survey year.

  • Survey on the Vitality of Official Language Minorities (2006)
    Pertains to the vitality of Canada's official-language minorities, namely English-speakers in Quebec and French-speakers outside Quebec. The information collected allows for a more in-depth understanding of the current situation of individuals who belong to these groups on priority issues such as instruction in the language of the minority or access to different services in the language of the minority (i.e., health care), as well as language practices both at home and outside of the home. The survey's target population consists of 2 groups: persons under the age of 18 in households where at least one parent belongs to the official-language minority and persons aged 18 and over who belong to the official-language minority in the 10 provinces and the 3 territories. Persons living in collective dwellings and on Indian reserves are excluded.

  • World Press Trends Database (2000+)
    Provides summary statistics and trends for the newspaper industry worldwide.

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