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Belonging and Leadership 2008

Belonging and Leadership: 2008 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


Supplementary Local and National Comparison Information

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

Percentage Voter Turnout for 2000, 2004, 2006 Federal Elections Belonging and Leadership Survey Graphs 2008 39 (1).jpg

 200020042006
Waterloo Region57.661.266.8
Ontario5861.866.6
Canada61.260.964.7

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

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Charitable Donors as a Proportion of Taxfilers provides an indication of how broadly our community supports charity.

Charitable Donors as a Proportion (%25) of Tax Filers Belonging and Leadership Survey Graphs 2008 39 (2).jpg

 1997199819992000200120022003200420052006
Waterloo Region31.231.431.130.830.430.129.529.929.429
Ontario28.128.32828.227.627.32727.727.126.6
Canada25.725.825.525.525.225.124.925.42524.6

Source: Statistics Canada Table 111-0001

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The Median Donation Level indicates how generous our donors are.

Median Charitable Donations for Donors (in dollars) Belonging and Leadership Survey Graphs 2008 39 (3).jpg

 1997199819992000200120022003200420052006
Waterloo Region210220220240250260270280290300
Ontario210220220240250260270280290300
Canada210220220240250260270280290300

Source : Statistics Canada, Table 111-0001

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The Percentage of Residents Contributing or Paying Dues to Social and Community Organizations is an indication of the involvement of our residents at the community level.

%Population Making Contributions or Paying Dues to Social Clubs and Other Organizations, 2006 Belonging and Leadership Survey Graphs 2008 39.jpg

 2006
Waterloo Region20.6
Ontario16.6
Canada18.7

Source for municipal data: Canadian Council of Learning based on Statistics Canada, Survey of Household Spending. Special Request

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