Reminders

Belonging and Leadership 2007

Belonging and Leadership: 2007 Archive

Most people have a deep need to feel they belong: to a culture, to a community, to a cause. Communities are stronger when citizens put their energies toward civic responsibility, respect for others, social well-being and volunteerism.

Note: Unless otherwise indicated, references to "Kitchener" refer to the Kitchener Census Metropolitan Area (CMA).

Federal Election Voter Turnout is a measure of how politically engaged the population is.

% Federal Election Turnout, 2006
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  • Waterloo Region: 66.8 %
  • Toronto: 64.5 %
  • Sudbury: 66.0 %
  • Guelph: 70.8 %
  • Ottawa: 73.1 %

 

Source: Elections Canada Official Voting Reaults. Wat Rgn = 3 ridings: Kitchener Centre; Kitchener-Conestoga; Kitchener-Waterloo; Source: Elections Canada, Official Voting Results 2000, Thirty-eighth General election Table 11: Voting Results by Electoral District, Thirty-ninth general election Table 11:Voting Results by Electoral District retrieved from www.elections.ca; Wikipedia electoral riding placements

Municipal Voter Turnout measures how politically engaged the public is at the local level.

Municipal Voter Turnout, 2006
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  • Waterloo Region: 26.58 %
  • Kitchener: 24.5 %
  • Waterloo: 28.66 %
  • Cambridge: 26.33 %
  • Hamilton: 37.25 %
  • London: 42.9 %
  • Windsor: 38.2 %

Source: Municipal Websites, Municipal staff

The Volunteer Rate is an indication of how many people want to help their neighbours.

Volunteer Rate (age 15+), 2000
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  • Waterloo Region: 27.1 %
  • Toronto: 20 %
  • Sudbury: 27.5 %
  • Ottawa: 29.3 %

 

Source: Canadian Council on Learning, 2006 , based on Statistics Canada, National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating. Special Request http://www.ccl-cca.ca/CCL/Reports/CLI2007?Language=EN

The Sense of Community Belonging is an indicator of community health.

% Strong or Very Strong Sense of Community Belonging, 2005
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  • Waterloo Region: 62.9 %
  • Hamilton: 64.7 %
  • Windsor: 65.0 %
  • London: 65.3 %

 

Source: Canada Health Survey, http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-221-XIE/2006001/tables/t012b.pdf

Community Newspaper Circulation (weeklies, etc.) is an indicator of the level of interest in local issues and happenings.

Community Newspaper Circulation
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  • Waterloo Region: 99,148
  • Windsor: 29,881
  • Hamilton: 66,553
  • London: 107,623

 

 

Source: Ontario Community Newspapers Association, http://www.ocna.org/index.html

The Number of Charities is an indicator of how comprehensive the "helping network" is in the community.

Number of Charities (Per 10,000 Residents), 2006
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  • Waterloo Region: 20.6
  • Hamilton: 14.7
  • Windsor: 15.3
  • London: 19.7

 

Source: CRA, http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/haip/srch/sec/SrchLogin-e?login=true&searchType=Registered

The Number of Charitable Tax Filers is an indication of the participation rate in charitable giving in the community.

Charitable Donors as a Proportion of Tax Filers, 2005
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  • Waterloo Region: 29.4 %
  • Toronto: 25.7 %
  • Sudbury: 25.8 %
  • Guelph: 30.1 %
  • Ottawa: 30.5 %

 

Source: Statistics Canada Table 111-0001; http://cansim2.statcan.ca/cgi-win/cnsmcgi.exe?Lang=E&RootDir=CII/&ResultTemplate=CII/CII___&Array_Pick=1&ArrayId=1110001

Median Charitable Donations is an indicator of the generosity of the residents to their own and to other communities.

Median Charitable Donations, 2005
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  • Waterloo Region: $290
  • Sudbury: $210
  • Guelph: $270
  • Ottawa: $290
  • Toronto: $250

 

Source: Statistics Canada, Table 111-0001, http://cansim2.statcan.ca/cgi-win/cnsmcgi.exe?Lang=E&RootDir=CII/&ResultTemplate=CII/CII___&Array_Pick=1&ArrayId=1110001


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