This report provides a snapshot of our communities in numbers and stories. Bringing together data from a range of sources, this information describes the health of our region in areas that matter to us such as education, youth, environment and housing.
The process of producing this report was fundamentally collaborative. As far back as 2007, we began gathering input from our volunteers on indicators that are meaningful and important. Dozens of community members who are experts in their respective ﬁelds contributed their knowledge, experience and advice. And local youth completed a survey on youth issues and priorities, the results of which are captured within. To everyone involved, we would like to express our sincere thanks. Together we are building smart and caring communities.