Sense of Community Belonging
We measure progress towards long-term outcomes by tracking key indicators for the Peel community.
Why is this important?
- The Region of Peel is a very diverse place with people who vary in age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, ethnicity, faith, race, and culture.
- Everyone in Peel can help create an inclusive environment where people feel valued, healthy, and have a strong sense of community belonging.
- Research also suggests that there is a relationship between sense of community belonging and good health.1
How is this measured?
- We use the Canadian Community Health Survey to sample people in Peel to describe their sense of belonging in their local community.
What progress are we making?
- In 2015/2016, the percentage of Peel residents who report a very or somewhat strong sense of community belonging is 69%.
- Our focus will be on ensuring that our programs, services and supports help to foster a strong sense of belonging and pride in our community.
We are proud to help our residents celebrate and embrace diversity in Peel Region.
1 Ross, N. (2002). Community belonging and health. Health Reports, Vol. 13 (3), Statistics Canada.