2006 to 2011 Indicator Trends Physicians per 100,000 Obesity rate High school completion (15+) Overall the Canadian population is growing Percentage of the population who are Elderly(65+) Non-residential construction spending
2006 to 2011 Indicator TrendsViolent Crime rateProperty Crime RateIncidence of vehicle theftCrime SeveritySmoking RateHigh school non-completionPercentage of the population who under 15
Issue Area: SafetyCrime rates in Canada seem to bewell under control.• Violent crime rate, property crime rate, incidence of vehicle theft and level of crime severity have all steadily declined since 2006• Number of police officers per 100,000 people has steadily risen.• While we have seen a rise in police reported hate crimes and criminal code traffic offences since 2006, overall Safety has seen a 15.2% improvement from 2006 to 2010.We would reference data source here.
Introduction – Traffic Code ViolationsDangerous driving conditions affect members ofa community in their ability simply to get aroundwithout concern for their safety. As such, animportant measure of well-being is theincidence of criminal code traffic violations.Criminal traffic violations include offences suchas impaired driving, dangerous operation of avehicle, and the evasion of police.
Issue Area: SafetyIndicator: Traffic Code Violations• National figure for criminal code traffic violations per 100,000 persons saw a decline of 12.6 % since 1998• Among Vital Signs Communities, Halton region, which includes Oakville, had the lowest rate of criminal code traffic violations in 2010 with 95 offences per 100,000• With 992 criminal traffic violations per 100,000, the town of Golden had the highest traffic crime rate among the Vital Signs Communities.• Of the 22 Vital Signs communities for which data were available, 18 experienced a decrease in traffic crime from 2009 to 2010, while 4 experienced an increase.
Grande Prairie – catchy heading here. This would be the ImpactStory.What the data said:Criminal Code Traffic Violations were almost 116%higher than the national average, 64% higher than theprovincial averageWho was involved:• Grande Prairie & Area Safe Communities• offers programs throughout the Peace Region including Traffic Safety Campaigns and Car Seat Clinics.• As part of its SafetyCity program, students have opportunities to learn safety tips in a number of areas including pedestrian, fire, bicycle, water, farm, electrical, and first aid.Action:The Community Foundation recently awarded theGrande Prairie & Area Safe Communities a$5,000 Community Impact Grant. These funds are insupport of the Community Injury Prevention Mobilizationprogram, an injury prevention education and awareness. "Injuries are the leading cause of death for AlbertaWith plenty of opportunity to practice safety skills, children and youth aged 19 and younger"students take part in fun activities designed to heightentheir awareness of the many hazards in their Carla Shkwarok, Executive Director for Grandeenvironment and equip them with the information they Prairie & Area Safe Communities.need to stay safe.
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Getting Started• Between 2006 and 2011, the national unemployment rate has fluctuated between 6.0 and 8.3, with the greatest unemployment experienced during the 2008-2009 recession.• Immigrants and youth represent two groups who are more vulnerable to unemployment than the average, particularly during times of economic downturn.• Between 2006 and 2011 the average immigrant unemployment rate was 8.3, with a high of 10.0 in 2009. During this same time period the average youth unemployment rate was 13.1, with a high of 15.2 in 2009.
Issue Area: Getting StartedIndicator: Youth Unemployment• Across the globe, youth are facing bleak job prospects. In the first half of 2011, the seasonally unadjusted Canada-wide unemployment rate for youth in Canada was 14.7 percent.• On the plus side, Canadian youth are faring much better than those in other industrial countries, where youth unemployment rates average 20 percent.• But, when we look deeper within Canada, significant regional differences were evident in 2010. Across Vital Signs communities, youth unemployment rates ranged from a high of 18.1 percent in Toronto to a low of 9.4 percent in Lethbridge-Medicine Hat in 2010.
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