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Burlington's Vital Signs 2013 Launch Presentation

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Burlington Community Foundation issued its second Vital Signs® report on October 1, 2013. The report covers eleven key areas of focus, including physical and mental wellness, poverty, youth, and …

Burlington Community Foundation issued its second Vital Signs® report on October 1, 2013. The report covers eleven key areas of focus, including physical and mental wellness, poverty, youth, and seniors.

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  • The 5.6% includes both male and female seniors.  Male seniors on average have higher income so that when you then focus on female seniors, the proportion with low income is higher.  
  • Living Wage for Halton Family of Four $66,498 annual household income Or Hourly wage of $17.05 per parent Compare to Ontario Minimum Hourly Wage at $10.25
  • What is Included in a Living Wage? Includes costs of necessities: Food, shelter, clothing, transportation And adds essentials , such as: Childcare, school field trips, books Tenant’s insurance, basic phone & internet, home maintenance, personal care
  • Mental illness affects all walks of life
  • Explain what is Danielle’s Place – could be on two slides
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    • 1. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Welcome Tim Dobbie Chair, Board of Directors Burlington Community Foundation
    • 2. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Angelo Paletta, President Vital Signs Proud Supporter and our Host
    • 3. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Colleen Mulholland President and CEO Burlington Community Foundation
    • 4. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Burlington: One of the Best Places to Live Median household income levels 24%24% higher than Ontario average 66.5%66.5% voted last federal election vs 61.5% Ontario
    • 5. – 76%76% said culture is essential or highly important 35,19535,195 attended child/youth library programs 36%36% library items circulated were child/youth 29,72029,720 seniors - 16.9%16.9% of population vs 14.6% Ontario Burlington Vital Signs 2013
    • 6. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Work & Careers 67%67% adults >25 completed post secondary education vs 60% of Ontario 95%95% completed high school 65%65% employment rate vs 60% for Ontario
    • 7. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Work & Careers Burlington has 4,6384,638 businesses providing 74,21674,216 jobs
    • 8. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Environment 1,4721,472 acres of parkland 92%92% say open green spaces key for community of choice 84%84% good-great air quality days
    • 9. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Housing Housing prices high 7%7% Average house price Hamilton $305,102 Burlington $486,669 Oakville $730,015
    • 10. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Rental housing tough to find 1.3%1.3% Burlington 4.2% Hamilton 2.5% Ontario
    • 11. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Health & Wellness Only 39%39% adults eat 5 or ↑ veg/fruit a day 6 in 106 in 10 eating below Canada’s Food Guide 75,00075,000 Burlington adults are overweight or obese
    • 12. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Emergency Wait Times at Joseph Brant Hospital Minor conditions 2.72.7 JBH 2.1 Ontario Complex conditions 7.97.9 JBH 5.1 Ontario
    • 13. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Seniors in Burlington Population over 65 16.9%16.9% Burlington 14.6% Ontario Highest age profile in Halton Oakville 12.9% Halton Hills 11.9% Milton 7.6%
    • 14. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Female seniors living in acute low income in Burlington. Prevalence is higher than Ontario average and than other Halton region communities.
    • 15. High housing costs can make life difficult. 1,800 senior households spent 30%30% of income on mortgages, electricity, heat Burlington Vital Signs 2013 500 senior households spent 50%50% of income
    • 16. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Community Spirit We our city 95%95% of residents vs 77% of similar medium-sized city We to volunteer 59%59% Halton Region 48% Ontario 47% Canada
    • 17. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Arts & Culture 76%76% said culture is very important 624,000 visits to local festivals, events, productions 89,000 hours of cultural programming offered 45%45% increase in Library use (in Canada) We visit libraries more often We use online services
    • 18. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Income & Poverty in Burlington Lone-parent families struggle These families make up 14.3%14.3% of population vs 16.3% in Ontario Rates in Burlington are growing faster over the last 10 years at 19.2%19.2% vs 9.9% in Ontario
    • 19. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 What is a living wage? A wage that allows people to experience a decent quality of life … NOT just to survive.
    • 20. Burlington Vital Signs 2013
    • 21. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 What is Included in a Living Wage? Includes costs of necessities: Food, shelter, clothing, transportation And adds essentials, such as: Childcare, books, insurance, phone & personal care
    • 22. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Portrait of Youth: Our Future Youth more likely affected by low income 1 in 101 in 10 lived in a low income household Bullying remains an issue 30%30% of Grade 7 26%26% of Grade 10
    • 23. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Required 60-min of physical activity Grade 7 59% 73% Grade 10 39% 71% Healthy body weight 1 in 51 in 5 Grade 7 & 10 students overweight or obese
    • 24. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Mental Health: A Vital Issue Mental illness does not discriminate 1 in 51 in 5 experience mental health problems (Ontario) 1 in 41 in 4 young people in teen years and in 20s 71%71% of docs ranked access to psychiatrists fair-poor
    • 25. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 In Canada Only 1/3 of those needing mental health services receive them 15% of disease burden, 5.5% health care In Burlington ROCK reports that youth & families can wait for months or up to 2 years for services
    • 26. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Halton students at risk of depression Grade 7 6% 3% Grade 10 15% 4% Danielle’s Place in clients 41% to 56%56% under the age of 25 8% to 16%16% under the age of 16
    • 27. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people Have had thoughts of suicide 7%7% Grade 7 12%12% Grade 12
    • 28. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Youth Mental Health at Joseph Brant Hospital 30%30% increase over last 3 years, under 25 years 43%43% increase, under 18 years 70%70% of all mental health disorders experienced in adulthood arise before the age of 18 Dr. Alan Brown, Chief of Psychiatry, JBH
    • 29. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 16%16% in case load at Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Consultation Clinic (2010-11 to 2011-12) 31%31% to 47 days wait time for assessment
    • 30. Burlington Vital Signs 2013
    • 31. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Our Response 90%90% of 2012-13 unrestricted granting dollars issued to organizations addressing pressing needs: poverty, youth, newcomers BCF and United Way established Community Partners Collective forum
    • 32. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Our Response 2013-14, granting dollars will once again be issued to organizations addressing pressing needs identified in Vital Signs Anonymous donor gift to support Mental Health grant priorities
    • 33. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Our Response BCF will launch and facilitate a Mental Health Roundtable calling on leaders from various mental health organizations to participate and work together on solutions
    • 34. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Imagine what we could do together Thank you
    • 35. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Tim Dobbie Chair, Board of Directors Burlington Community Foundation
    • 36. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Rick Goldring Mayor City of Burlington
    • 37. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Tim Dobbie Chair, Board of Directors Burlington Community Foundation Final Remarks