Simcoe County’s VitalSigns Highlights October 2014 VitalSigns® is a community check-up conducted by community foundations across Canada. YOUTH Graduation Rates SCDSB Aboriginal youth Unemployment rate Living in the parental home Proportion of youth HEALTH Residents with access to a doctor Obesity Heavy drinking Food security GAP BETWEEN RICH & POOR Overall poverty Elderly poverty Child poverty Single-parent families HOUSING Housing affordability 2013 Emergency homelessness shelter findings Housing stability Vacancy rate CRIME Violent crime Barrie – safest city in Canada Property crime Overall crime severity BELONGING & LEADERSHIP Voter turnout Life satisfaction Volunteer rate Charitable donations COMMUNITY PROFILES Midland: Lowest average donation across both age categories and the lowest median donation. 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 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. Single-parent poverty in Barrie is lower than provincial and national rates. VitalSigns Project Team Thank you for attending today!