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1 Simcoe County’s VitalSigns Highlights October 2014 VitalSigns® is a community check-up conducted by community foundations across Canada.

2 YOUTH  Graduation Rates  SCDSB  Aboriginal youth  Unemployment rate  Living in the parental home  Proportion of youth

3 HEALTH  Residents with access to a doctor  Obesity  Heavy drinking  Food security

4 GAP BETWEEN RICH & POOR  Overall poverty  Child poverty  Elderly poverty  Single-parent families

5 HOUSING  Housing affordability  2013 Emergency homelessness shelter findings  Housing stability  Vacancy rate

6 CRIME  Violent crime  Barrie – safest city in Canada  Overall crime severity  Property crime

7 BELONGING & LEADERSHIP  Voter turnout  Life satisfaction  Volunteer rate  Charitable donations

8 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)

9 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 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 Barrie's community is engaged in keeping the public safety.  Single-parent poverty in Barrie is lower than provincial and national rates.

10 VitalSigns Project Team

11 Thank you for attending today!


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