The establishment and update of the Canadian Human Mortality Database (CHMD) has received financial support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) since the beginning of the project. Recently, an additional financial support was provided for the CHMD by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA). Initial deaths data series were obtained thanks to Statistics Canada's cooperation.
This project would not have been possible without the collaboration of the research teams at the Department of Demography, University of California, Berkeley (UCB) in the U.S. and the Laboratory of Demographic Data at the Max Plank Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). These organizations are responsible for the development of the Human Mortality Database (HMD). John Wilmoth, Professor Emeritus of Demography at UCB and Director of the United Nations Population Division, is the Founding Director of the HMD. Vladimir Shkolnikov, Research Scientist at the MPIDR and former Head of the Laboratory of Demographic Data at MPDIR is the Director of the HMD. Magali Barbieri, Researcher at UCB and Research Director at the National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) in Paris, France, is the Associate Director of the HMD and she leads the HMD team at UCB. She supervised the recent update of the CHMD to include data for the period 2011-2019, thanks to the CIA financial support.
We also wish to acknowledge the contribution, at the time of establishing the CHMD, of Kirill Andreev (United Nations). He was at the time a member of the MPIDR team working on the establishment of the HMD, and he took part in writing the core computer programs with Dmitri Jdanov (MPDIR) and Carl Boe (UCB).
The CHMD web site was originally designed by Frédéric F. Payeur and Philippe Chouinard under the supervision of Robert Bourbeau, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Demography, Université de Montréal (UdeM). The current version of the web site is due to Nadine Ouellette, Associate Professor of Demography at UdeM.