CID Resources

This section of the site provides resources designed to help with the use of the Community Information Database, including training material, example community profiles, stories from citizens who have used the CID, curriculum materials, and a link to the Rural Services Database.

A step-by-step guide on how to use the Community Information Database. Learn all the tricks and tips that will enhance your experience and make you a certified CID expert!

Community Reports
Provides examples of community and regional reports which can be created using data from the Community Information Database.

Provides stories and quotes from citizens who have used the CID.


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Rural Fact

In 2009, 66% of rural employment was in the service sectors (e.g. consumer services; business services; government-provided services).