Greater Sudbury Community Profiles Now Online
Jun 3, 2015
For immediate release Wednesday, June 3, 2015
As part of the Healthy Community Strategy, the City of Greater Sudbury has prepared 32 Community Profiles that outline important demographic and social information about different neighbourhoods within the city.
The Community Profiles, prepared by Planning Services, in partnership with Community Development, aim to identify assets and gaps related to the social determinants of health and community inclusiveness. This will allow for better monitoring of trends over time, in order to allocate services and programs more effectively based on the individual needs of each community.
“These neighbourhood summaries allow the City to better evaluate and target our services,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “It also makes municipal information available to the public so that we can enhance communication and understanding by the businesses and residents who invest, work and live in these neighbourhoods.”
The profiles are available online for viewing and printing by the public and will be updated as new information becomes available. Each document outlines a range of information and maps including: location, population, households, languages, labour force, education, income, library usage, transit stops, as well as other subjects relevant to healthy communities.
“The 32 Community Profiles are based on City of Greater Sudbury and Statistics Canada data,” said Mark Simeoni, Acting Director of Planning Services. “Staff used Planning Services resources, such as Geographic Information Software (GIS), to pull together these reports, which can be easily amended with new and relevant information.”
The overview section of each Community Profile is available in French. Only profiles in which more than 50 per cent of residents identified French as their mother tongue are fully translated, including Azilda, Blezard Valley, Chelmsford and Rayside Balfour.
The reports are categorized by Ward, therefore a Community Profile may be listed in more than one Ward section, depending on its boundaries.
To view the 32 Community Profiles, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/communityprofiles.
About the Healthy Community Strategy:
The goal of the Greater Sudbury Healthy Community Strategy is to ensure that future generations enjoy an enhanced quality of life, and have access to the same opportunities and benefits available today. Organizations and individuals will contribute to a healthier community by supporting local, provincial and national initiatives and by working to move Greater Sudbury towards addressing its major challenges. The initiative focuses on the four strategic priorities of Active Living/Healthy Lifestyle, Natural Environment, Civic Engagement/Social Capital and Economic Growth.
For more information on the Healthy Community Strategy or the City’s Planning Services, please visit www.greatersudbury.ca or call 311.