Mayor Graydon Smith is asking residents to take your civic responsibility seriously this month.

The Canadian census is being sent to households across the country.

Smith says the census not only helps keep the government up to date with vital information, but also provides municipalities with important details as well.

He adds when residents properly fill out census forms it opens doors for communities to receive needed government funding.

Whether you do it on paper, online or in person, you are legally obligated to complete the census.