Peter Morrison represents Statistics Canada on CIHI’s Board of Directors. Mr. Morrison is the assistant chief statistician for the Social, Health and Labour Statistics Field at Statistics Canada. Mr. Morrison’s areas of responsibility span health, justice, education, labour, income, immigration, Aboriginal peoples and the census.
Mr. Morrison received his honours degree from the University of Ottawa and his MA from Queen’s University. He joined Statistics Canada in 1986, first managing the National Crime Survey Program. Mr. Morrison later became director of the Labour Statistics program responsible for the production of the national employment and unemployment data. In 2008, he was appointed as director general, responsible for the Census Program Branch, and in 2009 he became the assistant chief statistician responsible for the Census Program and Statistics Canada’s regional operations.
Mr. Morrison has been involved in a number of international assistance programs with Latin American and African countries and is currently leading a mission to assist the Chinese Bureau of Statistics to modernize its national statistical system. He is also a member of a number of national and international committees and boards, including an executive board member under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe overseeing the strategic development of modernization activities among national statistical offices.
His numerous articles, reports and book chapters have addressed topics spanning justice, health and the modernization of national statistical offices.