Data to Decisions: Practical Guides for Better Data-Driven Decision Making 

In today’s data-driven world, making informed decisions requires understanding how to access and analyze relevant data. This online module series, Data to Decisions, offers a practical guide for individuals looking to incorporate data into their everyday decision-making. 

From learning about data by geographical areas, to understanding the importance of data quality, to discovering various data sources, this series covers all the basics you need to make data-driven decisions. You will gain hands-on experience with data collection strategies, including how to find and select data from Statistics Canada, and explore what data is available across Canada on topics such as finance, health, housing, education and more. 

Data to Decisions is a series which aims to provide a practical guide for people looking to incorporate more data into their everyday decision-making. It covers the following topics: 

Data by Geographical Areas 
Learn about the geographic hierarchy chart and what data is available for each level of geography. Definitions, examples, and links to maps are provided to help you get started. 

Data Quality
Data availability, data consistency, and data accuracy impact data quality. Learn how to effectively collect and analyze data by ensuring you’re working with good quality data 

Data Collection
Learn how to find, select, collect, and save data from Statistics Canada. Examples are provided to help you explore data collection strategies that can help you find data for your own project. 

Data Sources
Explore what data is available across Canada: Finance, Health, Fisheries, Oil, Environment and Climate Change, Housing, Education, and more!