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Black Studies

Statistics, Data & Community-Based Reports

(Source: Diversity of the Black population in Canada, Statistics Canada)

Conducting historical research involving ethno-racial data from the Canadian Census can be difficult. This video provides an informative timeline of the keywords needed to find ethno-racial data from our various Censuses that have been issued over time: "Who is counted? Using Census of Canada Timeline to search for ethno-racial and Indigenous identities"

Statistics and Data

Data on Racialized Populations in Canada

This guide consists of a curated list of datasets that include ethnicity and race variables which can be used to facilitate anti-racism research in Canada. Although not comprehensive, the intention is to provide a starting point for researchers investigating topics about anti-racism and the impact of racism.

Statistics Canada

The national statistical office that ensures Canadians have the key information on Canada's economy, society and environment that they require to function effectively as citizens and decision makers.

Immigration and ethnocultural diversity statistics

Bringing together data, tools and reports to provide you with the latest information on immigration and ethnocultural diversity in Canada.

Census of Canada

The Census Program provides a statistical portrait of the country every five years. 

Geospatial Map & Data Centre

The GMDC is a lab in the University Library that has a team of Map Librarian, Geospatial Technician, and Data Librarian (Kevin Manuel). ODESI is one of the online products we have to access Statistics Canada microdata


Categorized into over 20 market sectors, Statista provides business customers, researchers, and the academic community with direct access to relevant quantitative facts on media, finance, politics, and many more areas of interest. 

FRDR (Federated Research Data Repository)

Search FRDR to find research datasets originating from researchers affiliated with Canadian institutions. Data deposited to other repositories across Canada can also be found by searching in FRDR.

City of Toronto

Data, research and maps from the City of Toronto.

United States

National Center for Education Statistics (Education)  

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

National Center for Health Statistics (Health)

The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation’s principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data. 


Africa Development Indicators

Africa Development Indicators was a primary World Bank collection of development indicators on Africa, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. No further updates of this database are currently planned. See World Development Indicators for more recent data on Africa.

African Statistical Yearbook

The African Statistical Yearbook 2019 is a result of these concerted and coordinated efforts among the three main continental institutions (AfDB, AUC, and UNECA) in their quest to provide users with quality statistical information to inform Africa's development initiatives.