About the project
The Canadian Peoples (TCP) will be a comprehensive public research database of 40 million coded and georeferenced records found in Canadian censuses from the middle of the nineteenth century until after the First World War. The data include personal, family and household characteristics of every individual enumerated in each census from the 1852 to 1921. Licenses to use the data for scholarly research will become available in 2024. This project is funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, provincial research funds in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, nine Canadian universities and Ancestry.ca.