The Parent Resource Centre has made Community Profiles for the Eastern Region of Ontario. These Profiles are intended to provide parents, professionals, and the general public with a snapshot of factors that contribute to early childhood developmental outcomes. Take a quick look below!
Statistics Canada reported a net growth of 67,200 jobs in September this year, the largest increase since 59.800 hires in October two years ago! Full-time employment totalled 23,000 and part-time 44,100. Most of the job gains came from Quebec, Alberta and New Brunswick.
Additional questions were added to the Labour Force Survey (LFS) following the last two federal elections to examine the voting patterns of Canadian citizens. Between 2011 and 2015, the turnout rate jumped from 61.1% to 68.3%! In 2015, more than 20 million citizens reported having voted in the federal election, compared with about 17.4 million in 2011.
In September, the results of the Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs Survey (CSTADS) were released for the 2014-15 year. The CSTADS is a national survey of tobacco, alcohol and drug use among Canadian students in grades 6 to 12. More than 42,000 students responded to the survey, conducted by the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo on behalf of Health Canada.
Times have changed! Canadian cultural industries are undergoing important transformations - Canadians now have access to online movies that can be watched at the click of a button, books can be borrowed from the library without leaving the house, new bands are discovered through social media - everything is shared digitally and becoming more accessible!
According to preliminary estimates, Canada's population was 36,286,425 on July 1, 2016, an increase of 437,815 or 1.2% during the year 2015/2016. In absolute numbers, such an increase had not been recorded since 1988/1989 (+485,034)!