Toronto Vital Signs 2016

October 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

The Toronto Foundation has released its Vital Signs Report for 2016.  “The Foundation partners with many researchers to produce the Toronto’s Vital Signs® Report. The Report is compiled from current statistics and studies, identifying progress we should be proud of and challenges that need to be addressed. It is a consolidated snapshot of the trends and issues affecting the quality of life in our city and each of the interconnected issue areas is critical to the wellbeing of Toronto and its residents. ” Source About the Report.

Read the Executive Summary and if your area of interest is education, you can go to the Learning ‘chapter’ from the main page where a lot of discussion revolves around the availability/cost of child care and stats from both TDSB and TCDSB.

From the Trends section: ” Both the availability and affordability of childcare in Toronto are challenges. Fewer of the Region’s public elementary schools are employing music teachers and full-time teacher librarians, and special education students are not always receiving the supports they need. Five-year graduation rates in the Toronto District School Board have increased steadily over the past 10 years. Toronto is home to some of the world’s best and most reputable high education institutions.”

Additional  ‘chapters’ include: demographics, health and wellness, safety, economic health, work, gap between rich and poor,  housing, getting around, environment, arts and culture, leadership. This is your Toronto  – check it out!

Rowan

 

Entry filed under: Education Research.

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