Statistics Canada’s product is information. Confidence in the quality of that information is key to its survival. If its information becomes suspect, the credibility of the Agency is called into question and its reputation as an independent, objective source of trustworthy information is undermined. The management of quality must therefore play a central role within the overall management of the Agency. This Quality Assurance Framework describes the approaches that Statistics Canada takes to the management of quality.
Information quality is only one of several critical issues that Statistics Canada has to manage to be effective. Of equal importance are maintaining a reputation for objectivity and impartiality, respecting privacy and confidentiality, sound financial management, and staff development and training. This document focuses on information quality and covers these other issues only to the extent that they impinge on information quality.
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