ECMap's LiveAtlas launched
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October 21, 2014

LiveAtlas online

The maps, along with accompanying charts, provide data for 100 early childhood development (ECD) communities and 300 subcommunities covering the entire province. Community and subcommunity boundaries were set by coalitions working with ECMap as part of the Early Child Development (ECD) Mapping Initiative.

If you have any questions about the LiveAtlas, contact ECMap at or 780-248-1574.


ECMap seeks your input

Submitted surveys go directly to Dr. Jason Daniels at Evaluation and Research Services, University of Alberta.

Please pass the survey link on to any colleagues and community contacts who may be interested in ECMap and providing feedback. The ECMap team looks forward to your input and comments.


ECMap's Line Perron received an award of excellence from the Psychology Foundation of Canada.ECMap staff honoured

Her contribution to the field of early development was described during the award presentation as follows: “Her expertise and enthusiasm as a passionate and strategic advocate for early childhood seem limitless and certainly inspire.”

Perron heads the work of ECMap’s team of 10 community development coordinators and has done hundreds of presentations on the importance of the early years and the work of ECMap project across Alberta and nationally. She serves on many committees and boards, including the Alberta Early Learning and Care Leaders’ Caucus, and the Provincial National Child Day Committee.

Mapping and Data Manager Cindy Post was recognized for her work as an international ambassador for URISA (the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association). She recently completed a three-year term as the first international chair of the association that serves GIS (geographic information systems) professionals around the world.

Post received the service recognition award during URISA’s annual conference in New Orleans on September 10th.  As international chair, she worked to build international chapters and to facilitate data sharing among countries in a fast-growing, vitally important field. 

As ECMap’s “MAD” manager, Post supervised the completion of the newly launched LiveAtlas.   

Dr. Vijaya Krishnan, ECMap’s research scientist, was one of two Canadian academics to win a 2014-2015 scholarship from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. The institute fosters research and dialogue between universities in Canada and India.

Dr. Krishnan received funding to lead a workshop on developing a composite index for post-graduate students in economics and demographics at the University of Kerala.

As ECMap’s research scientist, she created the socio-economic index (SEI) used to measure socio-economic status in communities, subcommunities and the province in ECMap’s reports and LiveAtlas.