Municipal Data Collection Tool
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Non-members can log into the site using the email address ‘’ and the password ‘demo’.

Your collaboration in this project is greatly appreciated.

Use the header menu to Enter Data, View the data for all QOLRS communities, or to access the User’s Guide.


MDCT Project Background

Led by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), the Quality of Life Reporting System (QOLRS) measures, monitors and reports on the quality of life in Canadian urban municipalities using data from a variety of national and municipal sources. Starting with 16 municipalities in 1999, the QOLRS has grown to include 22 municipalities, comprising some of Canada’s largest urban centres and many of the suburban municipalities surrounding them.

Designed in 2008, the MDCT is a next-generation version of an earlier QOLRS Municipal Survey conducted in 2003:

  • Data can be shared in real-time among peers;
  • Data tables are auto-generated as data entry occurs, simplifying the process of correcting errors;
  • New MDCT sections can be added, removed, or updated, as needed;
  • Data collection schedules can be tailored to reporting needs, allowing specific sections to be prioritized.

The Municipal Data Collection Tool was developed by Jacob Ritchie and Michel Frojmovic (Acacia Consulting & Research), with the input of a QOLRS Technical Working Group made of up the following individuals: Derek Cook (City of Calgary), Barb Nehiley (Halifax Regional Municipality), Sarah Cannon (Peel Region), Wendy Kowalski (Halton Region), Michael Pappas (Halifax Regional Municipality), Janet Onyango (City of Ottawa), Kirk Weaver (Niagara Region), Bill Holden (City of Saskatoon), Carmen Bian (City of Hamilton), and Harvey Low (City of Toronto). The Federation of Canadian Municipalities was represented by Joshua Bates.

The Municipal Data Collection Tool was redeveloped in 2010/11 by Trish Ta of Acacia Consulting & Research.

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