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1 Halton Region’s Quality of Life Survey 2007

2 2 February 21, 2007 Purpose of the Quality of Life Study Survey of Halton Residents’ perceptions What do people value about living in Halton now What do they think they will value, or need, for quality of life to continue in 20 years time What should the Region do in the next 4 years to ensure Q of L in 20 years?

3 3 February 21, 2007 Why do a Quality of Life Study? Assists goal setting for 2007 – 2010 Strategic Plan Insight into “Durable Halton” planning Pilot for Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) national Quality of Life Reporting System

4 4 February 21, 2007 What is Quality of Life? A definition from FCM: Q of L is enhanced and reinforced in municipalities that: Develop & maintain a vibrant local economy Protect & enhance the natural & built environment Offer opportunities for the attainment of personal goals, hopes & aspirations Promote a fair & equitable sharing of common resources Enable residents to meet their basic needs Support rich social interactions and the inclusion of all residents in community life

5 5 February 21, 2007 Q of L Definition continued Quality of life in any given municipality is influenced by interrelated factors, such as: Affordable, appropriate housing Civic engagement Community & social infrastructure Education Employment The local economy The natural environment Personal & community health Personal financial security Personal safety

6 6 February 21, 2007 How was Halton’s Q of L study conducted? Telephone survey of 800 Halton residents 200 residents from each of 4 local municipalities – weighted Unique questionnaire designed for open ended & coded answers 15 demographic variables for cross tabulations Carried out by Environics Research Group

7 7 February 21, 2007 Demographic descriptors Gender Age range # in household # <18 & +65 Household income Municipal residence # years in municipal residence Occupation type Location of work or school Commute time Housing tenure Housing type Language spoken at home

8 8 February 21, 2007 Overall, how would you rate your Q of L in Halton?

9 9 February 21, 2007 What are factors that contribute to your Q of L?

10 10 February 21, 2007 What factors of Q of L could be improved?

11 11 February 21, 2007 Name activities, services or organizations in Halton which contribute to your Q of L

12 12 February 21, 2007 What will you and your family need for your Q of L in 20 years?

13 13 February 21, 2007 What actions should Halton Regional Government do over the next 4 years to make sure this will happen?

14 14 February 21, 2007 Now that you have considered Q of L and the ways it can be improved, do you feel more positive or negative about the Q of L in Halton?

15 15 February 21, 2007 Summary of Findings Important to Q of L now? –Services / amenities –small town / welcoming –green space / natural parks Important to Q of L in 20 years? –Health / services for seniors / housing –Controlled growth / less traffic congestion / transit –Green space / clean air & water

16 16 February 21, 2007 Summary of Findings What Q of L factors could be improved? –Traffic / transit / roads –Development / growth What actions should Halton Regional Government take? –Control growth –Fix congestion & transportation –Maintain green space –Manage funds –Meet health care needs –Ensure public participation

17 17 February 21, 2007 Further opportunities for Community Perspectives Community forums in 4 municipalities Regional Advisory Committees Web based and/or mailed contributions Focus groups

18 18 February 21, 2007 Questions?


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