Community Development Halton is pleased to release the first of a seven part series called Our Halton. Each issue of the series focuses on population groups such as older adults, women, children and youth, racialized people, recent immigrants, and Indigenous people. The main data source is Statistics Canada’s Census of Population. This report draws on the 2021 Census data tables which are available from Statistics Canada’s website and the census data tables obtained by the Community Data Program.(1) In addition, this report uses only the publicly released census datasets that are available at geographic level of the Census Subdivision (e.g. Burlington) and Census Division (e.g., Halton Region). When we understand our collective landscape, we are better equipped for decision-making to design and deliver services. Citizens and grassroots groups may also be empowered with this information to be engaged in community to care for one another and to effect change.
This first issue is on Women in Halton.
Community Development Halton’s goal with the 2023 series is to provide foundational information for understanding the community, encourage questions about the findings and implications, and then engage community in conversation so that we might deepen our understanding together and seek possibilities for individual and collective action.