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Poverty: more than just numbers

by Federico Cartín-Arteaga, MUP. Poverty: more than just numbers. Our Vision. The Peel Data Centre will be a one-window source for socio-economic and planning data on Peel and the GTA – a key resource for the corporation and for the public. Goals.

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Poverty: more than just numbers

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  1. by Federico Cartín-Arteaga, MUP Poverty:more than just numbers

  2. Our Vision The Peel Data Centre will be a one-window sourcefor socio-economic and planning data on Peel and the GTA – a key resource for the corporation and for the public.

  3. Goals • Provide easy and timely access to the demographic, socio-economic, and forecasting information needed by Peel departments and agencies and the public • Provide a coordinated approach to data acquisition in the Region – end duplication and reduce costs • Provide a single definitive source for data, to end the confusing use of different information for the same phenomena at the Region of Peel • Provide a forum for the exchange of information and analysis on demographic and socio-economic trends in the Region

  4. Data Products

  5. Ward Profiles • Online data profiles on each of Peel’s wards • New version released includes: • 2001 Census Data • 2006 Census Data • 2001-2006 % Change • Contents: • Demographics • Language, migration • Education, employment and income • Housing • Transportation

  6. Service Delivery Areas (SDAs) • Forthcoming (to be launched October 2009) • Created to assist service providers across the Region • They are NOT neighbourhoods or communities • Created by aggregating dissemination areas

  7. SDAs - Process (contd.)

  8. SDA (contd.) • Same data categories as Wards • Special data categories: • Early Years (SB6) • Poverty • Immigrants • Visible Minorities • Online Data Tables • Online Service Mapping (Regional Atlas) • Downloadable Fact Sheets • Identify priority neighbourhoods

  9. Research • Ongoing research with Success by Six Peel • Early Years: school readiness, LICO, Visible Minority and Recent Immigrant Status • Trying to inform social policy: OEYC and HBHC • Supporting research on urban form, poverty and cost of social infrastructure (PROPR discussion paper)

  10. Working on Poverty • Peel Poverty Action Committee is drafting a regional strategy with service providers in the region and local area municipalities: • Mississauga: Parks & Recreation subsidy based on LICO (transit is forthcoming) • Brampton & Caledon: currently studying scheme • PDC – engaging service providers • Newsletter • Training • RFI Forms

  11. Thank youfederico.cartin-arteaga@peelregion.ca

  12. some interesting facts… Diversity in Peel

  13. Peel Diversity 2006 - Immigrants • Nearly 50% of Peel residents are immigrants, the second highest in Canada (2006) • Mississauga and Brampton have the third- and seventh-highest foreign-born populations (51.6% and 47.8%, respectively) in Canada (2006). • 80% of people over 15 years in Brampton and Mississauga are either foreign-born or have one foreign-born parent (2006).

  14. Ethnic Background: Highest percent of visible minorities (50%) in GTA. One in four people identify themselves as South Asian. Language: Punjabi: most common non-official home language in Peel. Age: Highest proportion of children aged 0-14 (21.1%) in the GTA. Religion: 55% of all Sikhs in Ontario reside in Peel (2001). Mississauga’s Dixie Gurdwara is largest Sikh temple in Canada (2008). Peel Diversity 2006

  15. Peel Diversity 2006 - Politics • 60% of Regional Councillors are female, one of the highest percentages in the GTA (2008). • Only region in the GTA with all-female mayors (2008). • Half of all Sikh MPs in Canada and all three of Ontario’s Sikh MPs represent ridings in Peel Region (2006). • All four of Ontario’s Sikh MPPs represent ridings in Peel Region (2008). • Ontario’s first female South Asian MPP and Canada’s first female South Asian MP are from Peel. • In 2004, one of Ontario’s first two Muslim MPPs was elected in Peel.

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