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This report was prepared by the Environment Accounts and Statistics Division under the direction of Rowena Orok, Acting Director and Pat Adams, Acting Chief, Natural Resource Stock Accounts Section.

The Settlements Project team consisted of the following:

Nancy Hofmann, project manager
Akmal Elgarawany, technical leader (Research and Methodology)
Hugo Larocque
Giuseppe Filoso
Tim Dennis

Thank you to the following people for the contributions in the areas of editing, reviewing, proofreading, dissemination and technical development:

Jennie Wang
Peter Murphy
Michelle Tait
Monique Deschambault
Laurie Jong
Doug Trant
Smart Publishing Unit team

The project team gratefully acknowledges the funding provided for this project by the Policy Research Data Group (PRDG), 1  which was only possible with the support of Infrastructure Canada. We acknowledge the support of our project-specific PRDG steering committee consisting of Michel Ouellet (committee chairperson), Mary Herbert-Copley (Infrastructure Canada), Judy Watling (Policy Research Initiative) and Rowena Orok (Statistics Canada).

We also appreciate the funding previously received by the Canadian Space Agency's Government Related Initiatives Program (GRIP), 2  which funded research that assisted in the development of the settlements methodology. We especially thank our GRIP partners for all their contributions including data sharing and expert advice. These individuals include Mark McGovern, Environment Canada; Ted Huffmann, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, and Don Leckie, Natural Resources Canada.