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Open Database of Educational Facilities, version 2

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Released: 2021-04-09

The second version of the Open Database of Educational Facilities (ODEF) is now available as part of Statistics Canada's Linkable Open Data Environment (LODE) initiative. The LODE aims to enhance the use, accessibility and harmonization of open microdata from authoritative sources such as governments and professional associations. It also supports collaboration on open data and their use for the production of official statistics and for geospatial research. The current version (version 2.0) of the ODEF contains information on approximately 19,000 educational facilities across Canada, and coverage was enhanced to include all Canada's provinces and territories.

Facilities in the ODEF are classified by grade ranges into International Standard Classification of Education levels. The ODEF contains the following information: facility name, source facility type (as contained in the data source), data provider, address of facility, city, province or territory, latitude and longitude, and unique identifier for each record.

Data were collected between August 2019 and March 2021. The database leverages both open and publicly available data. The ODEF is provided as open data under the Open Government Licence – Canada.

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The Open Database of Educational Facilities was made possible by the ongoing efforts of organizations that produce and maintain open data and by the cooperation with Statistics Canada of organizations that have either given permission to include their publicly available data or directly provided their data for release as open data. The contribution and help of these organizations are gratefully acknowledged.

For more information on this initiative and to access the data and the accompanying Linkable Open Data Environment (LODE) geospatial data visualization tool, visit the Open Database of Educational Facilities.

For more information on the LODE, visit the Linkable Open Data Environment.


The Open Database of Educational Facilities is now available online.

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