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Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Welcome
Tim Dobbie
Chair, Board of Directors
Burlington Community Foundation
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Angelo Paletta, President
Vital Signs Proud Supporter and our Host
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Colleen Mulholland
President and CEO
Burlington Community Foundation
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Burlington: One of the Best Places to Live
Median household income levels 24%24% higher
than O...
– 76%76% said culture is essential or highly important
35,19535,195 attended child/youth library programs
36%36% library i...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Work & Careers
67%67% adults >25 completed post secondary education
vs 60% of Ontario
95%95% c...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Work & Careers
Burlington has
4,6384,638 businesses
providing
74,21674,216 jobs
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Environment
1,4721,472 acres of parkland
92%92% say open green spaces key for community of cho...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Housing
Housing prices high
7%7%
Average house price
Hamilton $305,102
Burlington $486,669
Oak...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Rental housing tough to find
1.3%1.3% Burlington
4.2% Hamilton
2.5% Ontario
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Health & Wellness
Only 39%39% adults eat 5 or ↑ veg/fruit a day
6 in 106 in 10 eating below Ca...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Emergency Wait Times at Joseph Brant Hospital
Minor conditions
2.72.7 JBH
2.1 Ontario
Complex ...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Seniors in Burlington
Population over 65
16.9%16.9% Burlington
14.6% Ontario
Highest age profi...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Female seniors living
in acute low income in
Burlington.
Prevalence is higher
than Ontario ave...
High housing costs can make life difficult.
1,800 senior households spent 30%30% of
income on mortgages, electricity, heat...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Community Spirit
We our city
95%95% of residents vs 77% of similar medium-sized city
We to vol...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Arts & Culture
76%76% said culture is very important
624,000 visits to local festivals, events...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Income & Poverty in Burlington
Lone-parent families struggle
These families make up 14.3%14.3%...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
What is a living wage?
A wage that allows people to experience a decent
quality of life … NOT ...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
What is Included in a Living Wage?
Includes costs of necessities:
Food, shelter, clothing, tra...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Portrait of Youth: Our Future
Youth more likely affected by low income
1 in 101 in 10 lived in...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Required 60-min of physical activity
Grade 7 59% 73%
Grade 10 39% 71%
Healthy body weight
1 in...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Mental Health: A Vital Issue
Mental illness does not discriminate
1 in 51 in 5 experience ment...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
In Canada
Only 1/3 of those needing mental health services
receive them
15% of disease burden,...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Halton students at risk of depression
Grade 7 6% 3%
Grade 10 15% 4%
Danielle’s Place in client...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Suicide is the 2nd
leading
cause of death among young
people
Have had thoughts of suicide
7%7%...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Youth Mental Health at Joseph Brant Hospital
30%30% increase over last 3 years, under 25 years...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
16%16% in case load at Child & Adolescent
Psychiatry Consultation Clinic (2010-11 to 2011-12)
...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Our Response
90%90% of 2012-13 unrestricted granting dollars issued to
organizations addressin...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Our Response
2013-14, granting dollars will once again be issued to
organizations addressing p...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Our Response
BCF will launch and facilitate a Mental Health
Roundtable calling on leaders from...
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Imagine what we could
do together
Thank you
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Tim Dobbie
Chair, Board of Directors
Burlington Community Foundation
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Rick Goldring
Mayor
City of Burlington
Burlington Vital Signs 2013
Tim Dobbie
Chair, Board of Directors
Burlington Community Foundation
Final Remarks
Burlington's Vital Signs 2013 Launch Presentation
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 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
  • Transcript of "Burlington's Vital Signs 2013 Launch Presentation"

    1. 1. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Welcome Tim Dobbie Chair, Board of Directors Burlington Community Foundation
    2. 2. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Angelo Paletta, President Vital Signs Proud Supporter and our Host
    3. 3. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Colleen Mulholland President and CEO Burlington Community Foundation
    4. 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. 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. 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. 7. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Work & Careers Burlington has 4,6384,638 businesses providing 74,21674,216 jobs
    8. 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. 9. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Housing Housing prices high 7%7% Average house price Hamilton $305,102 Burlington $486,669 Oakville $730,015
    10. 10. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Rental housing tough to find 1.3%1.3% Burlington 4.2% Hamilton 2.5% Ontario
    11. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 20. Burlington Vital Signs 2013
    21. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 30. Burlington Vital Signs 2013
    31. 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. 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. 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. 34. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Imagine what we could do together Thank you
    35. 35. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Tim Dobbie Chair, Board of Directors Burlington Community Foundation
    36. 36. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Rick Goldring Mayor City of Burlington
    37. 37. Burlington Vital Signs 2013 Tim Dobbie Chair, Board of Directors Burlington Community Foundation Final Remarks
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