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2016 Canada Census

Level 2

I wonder who lives in Canada?

I wonder who lives in Canada?

What is the census?

The census is information about who lives in Canada.
The information is gathered by Statistics Canada.

What do I have to do?

You will get an envelope in the mail.
Follow the directions in the envelope.
You can answer the census questions in two ways:

  1. You can fill in the form online.
  2. You can ask for a paper form.


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Ducklings need help


The duckling is safe now.
(Photo: Bev Goodman / CC, Flickr)

Adapted from The Province
Level 2

Sometimes baby ducks are orphans.

An orphan is a child without a parent.

A baby duck is called a duckling.

People find the orphaned ducklings.

They take the ducklings to the Wildlife Rescue Association.

The Association takes care of them.

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