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Belonging and Leadership 2009

Belonging and Leadership: 2009 Archive

 Our sense of belonging is strengthened when we get involved in our community.  We feel more connected to our community when we volunteer, involve others, or make donations to the causes we care about most.

2-1 Charitable Donors as a Proportion of Tax Filers provides an indication of how broadly our community supports charity.

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                                  1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007
Waterloo Region    31.2    31.4    31.1    30.8    30.4    30.1     29.5    29.9    29.4     29      27.8
Ontario                      28.1    28.3    28        28.2    27.6    27.3    27        27.7   27.1    26.6    25.7
Canada                     25.7    25.8    25.5    25.5    25.2    25.1     24.9    25.4     25       24.6     24

 Source: Statistics Canada Table 111-0001

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 2-2 Median Charitable Donations is a measure of the generosity of the donors in our community. 

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                                 1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007
Waterloo
Region    210     220     220     240     250     260     270     280     290     300     310
Ontario                       200     210     220     230     250     260     270     290     300     310     310
Canada                      170     170     180     190     200     210     220     230     240     250     250

Source: Statistics Canada, Table 111-0001

 

 

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2-3 The Visible Minority Population is a measure of diversity in our community.

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                                   1996   2001   2006
Waterloo
Region      8.9     10.7    13.8
Ontario                       15.8    19.1    22.8
Canada                      11.2    13.4    16.2

Source: Statistics Canada Census 1996, 2001 and 2006

 

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2-4 The Volunteer Rate is an indicator of how actively residents become involved in helping others in our community.

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                                    2000   2004
Waterloo
Region      27.0     45.3
Ontario                        25.0     50.4
Canada                       27.1     46.6

 Source: Canadian Council on Learning, based on Statistics Canada, National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating

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