This page links to examples of SIS instruments and data visualizations based on either demo data (we made it up) or public datasets. Most SIS instruments include:  

  • A data collection tool (like an online survey) that works on multiple platforms
  • An overview report that shows charts for all of the measures in an instrument and how the results interact with one another
  • A ‘technical report’ that provides context for the visualizations, including a description of the sample.

Sample instruments with demo data

This survey includes several measures of success for services to immigrants and refugees. You can customize it with your organization’s name, add programs and locations, and add measures that meet your programs’ needs.

The Team Effectiveness measure is a great way to improve how your teams function. The survey is at this link. We recommend against collecting open-ended responses and demographics (like gender) unless your sample is big enough to disguise individual respondents. To collect open-ended suggestions, use a quick suggestion poll instead. 

Data visualizations with public data

We created reports for each city in Ontario to show how public datasets like Statistics Canada’s Household Surveys can be used to understand the communities you serve. You can get information about income and employment for different groups in your region. Compare results from 2011 and 2016 to show how your community has changed over time.

Income and labour statistics for Ontario residents, broken down by age, gender and immigration status


Detailed analysis of Ontario residents by age, gender and arrival in Canada. 

These charts and tables display provincial and CMA/CA* data for different groups of people. This allows you to compare communities across Canada, not just within Ontario. Switch between provincial and CMA/CA views by using the arrow buttons located in the top left corner of the charts.

*Census Metropolitan Area or Census Agglomeration