It is the goal of the CommunityView CollaborationTM to give you access to a broad range of data and indicators for your community. We currently have multiple data providers from a variety of sectors, however, there is tremendous potential for us to offer you more. The more data that is available to you, the more useful the CommunityView CollaborationTM will be.
There are a number of factors working together to make people healthy or not. These include the social and economic environment, the physical environment, and the person’s individual characteristics and behaviours.
The social and economic determinants of health include socio-economic status (SES), social support, social stability, safety, education, employment and working conditions.
The physical and built environments also have significant impact on our health. These factors include safe, adequate and affordable housing, food, soil, air and water quality, green space, safe workplaces, and community design.
Key influences on health include environments that support healthy lifestyles and choices regarding personal health practices, and coping skills. Healthy child development including prenatal care and early childhood experiences also determine one’s health, along with culture, biology and genetic endowment, and health services.
The Census provides a statistical portrait of our community's social, economic and physical environments. Through the CommunityView CollaborationTM, the City of Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Health Region have provided you with access to the 1996, 2001, 2006 Census Community Profiles. These variables are available in two geographies: Saskatoon neighbourhoods, Census Sub-divisions.
Geodata, or geographic data, is information that identifies the geographic location of features and boundaries on the earth. Thematic mapping uses geodata and tabular data to display the spatial pattern of a social or physical phenomenon. CommunityView provides geodata for Saskatoon neighbourhoods and the 2006 Census Sub-divisions, allowing indicators and Census variables to be thematically mapped at either geography.
Please check back here to learn about new indicator and spatial data when it is added.
Data Release Schedule
A new data release schedule will be developed in the upcoming months. Please stay tuned.
Would you like to request or recommend a resource that is currently not available on CommunityView? If so, please email us or 655-4682 to discuss your request. If the request fits with the CommunityView mandate, we will certainly do what we can to acquire the resource.