Helps the community identify strengths and challenges and determine ways to improve the quality of life for residents in Halton.
The intent of Community Lens is to disseminate and interpret important community data as it becomes available. Community Lens covers many topic areas such as children and youth, seniors, families, immigrants, housing and transportation, among others.
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Community Lens #173 – Income Inequality in Halton
This Community Lens looks at income inequality in Halton using 2018 taxfiler data. The widening income gap between the rich and the poor can impact negatively on economic growth, standard of living, health and wellbeing, and social inclusion. Also raises a moral...
Community Lens #172 – Working Poor in Halton
This Community Lens looks at working poor in Halton using 2018 taxfiler data. As we come out of the pandemic, how we respond to those that have been most impacted is critical to recovery. If you have any feedback on the issue of working poor in Halton, you can contact...
Community Lens #171 – Canada Learning Bond Uptake
This Community Lens looks at the uptake of the Canada Learning Bond, which stands at 47.8% of eligible children in Halton.
Community Lens #170 – Senior Wellbeing During COVID-19
This Community Lens looks at senior wellbeing during COVID-19 in Halton based on survey data from the Put Food on the Table project, a partnership between Sheridan Centre for Elder Research, Food for Life, and Community Development Halton.
Community Lens #169 – Employment Impacts of COVID-19
This Community Lens looks at the employment impacts of Covid-19 using data from the Labour Force Survey and information from the Halton Region Economic Development Division.
Community Lens #168 – Seniors and Retirement Housing
This Community Lens looks at seniors and retirement housing using Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation data, as well as 2016 Census data.
Community Lens #167 – Home Support Workers in Halton
This Community Lens looks at home support workers in Halton using 2016 Census data. It finds that home support workers in Halton are predominantly female, over half are immigrants and they earn 47 cents for every dollar earned by the average worker.
Community Lens #166 – Home Energy Poverty
This Community Lens looks at Halton households that spend more than twice the Canadian average on home energy needs, using 2016 Census data.
Community Lens #165 – Rental Housing – 2019
This Community Lens looks at rental housing data for Halton in 2019. Halton’s vacancy rate for private apartments stands at 1.9%, below the 3% vacancy rate generally considered the minimum for a healthy rental market. Halton also has the highest average monthly rent...
Community Lens #164 – Children Missing Out on Canada Learning Bond
This Community Lens looks at the update of the Canada Learning Bond (CLB) in Halton.