Launch Presentation October 2014 - United Way of Greater Simcoe

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Simcoe County’s
VitalSigns Highlights
October 2014
VitalSigns® is a community check-up conducted by community
foundations across Canada.
YOUTH
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Graduation Rates
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SCDSB
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Aboriginal youth
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Unemployment rate
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Living in the parental home
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Proportion of youth
HEALTH
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Residents with access to a doctor
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Obesity
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Heavy drinking
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Food security
GAP BETWEEN RICH & POOR

Overall poverty
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Elderly poverty
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Child poverty
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Single-parent families
HOUSING

Housing affordability

2013 Emergency
homelessness shelter
findings
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Housing stability

Vacancy rate
CRIME

Violent crime

Barrie – safest
city in Canada
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Property crime

Overall crime
severity
BELONGING & LEADERSHIP

Voter turnout

Life satisfaction

Volunteer rate

Charitable donations
COMMUNITY PROFILES
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Midland:
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Lowest average donation across both age categories and the lowest median donation.
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Midland, Orillia and Collingwood have the highest rates in Simcoe County in regards to total
violent criminal code violations, property crime violations and overall crime severity index

Highest single-parent poverty rate in Simcoe County is in Midland and Collingwood
Collingwood :

Collingwood also ranks highest in average donation across both age categories, and is tied
with Orillia for highest median charitable donation.

Collingwood has the lowest vacancy rate in Simcoe County (total private apartment vacancy
rates)
Orillia:

Orillia, Midland and Collingwood all rank higher than the provincial and national child
poverty rate (children 18 years and under in Simcoe County who were classified as low
income)

Orillia and Midland rank higher than provincial and national overall poverty rate (individuals
in Simcoe County who were classified as low income)

Highest vacancy rate in Simcoe County (total private apartment vacancy rates)
COMMUNITY PROFILES

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South Simcoe:

Total violent criminal code violations, property crime violations and overall
crime severity index rates are lowest in South Simcoe (as compared to other
regions in Simcoe County)

Bradford West Gwillimbury, Essa Township and Midland all rank higher than the
provincial rate but still fall below the national elderly poverty rate (seniors 65+ in
Simcoe County who were classified as low income)
Barrie:

Barrie’s youth unemployment rate for ages 15-24 was higher than the 2006 rate
and in 2011 was higher than the provincial and national rates

Barrie is the safest city in Canada in 2014. Barrie's community is engaged in
keeping the public safety.
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Single-parent poverty in Barrie is lower than provincial and national rates.
VitalSigns Project Team
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