Many of the Social Planning Network of Ontario’s (SPNO) members in collaboration with the Community Social Data Strategy purchase Census data as a consortium to produce reports of the like of this latest report, Ontario’s Social Landscape: Socio-demographic trends and conditions in communities across the province. The report provides valuable information about Ontario and its evolving communities. Chalk-full of demographic and socio-economic data, the report is offered as a resource for program planning, needs assessments, advocacy initiatives, public policy development, research projects and more.
“Ontario’s Social Landscape paints a picture of our communities, telling us where we’re at and where we’re headed”, commented SPNO Board Chair Janet Gasparini. Key indicator data quantify social realities in Ontario communities – from the recession’s impact on the economy to the issues of affordable housing and electoral participation. This information is essential for planning services to meet the needs of changing communities, engaging and mobilizing residents and taking action to create the communities we want.
Ted Hildebrandt, Research team member
Janet Gasparini, President, Social Planning Network of Ontario