KINGSTON - As the old saying goes, without health, nothing else matters. It is a resource for everyday living. So how healthy are the residents of Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A)? The recent Canadian Index of Wellbeing survey set out to answer this question. This survey was completed by 1,515 citizens who answered questions on their quality of life, provided thoughtful comments about their own well-being, and shared insights on how to improve health and well-being.
KINGSTON - Our future economic prosperity is contingent upon having a larger population.
At the moment, we are well positioned economically. Our family income levels, income distribution, and poverty levels, all compare favorably with both Ontario and the rest of Canada. The population growth in the Kingston CMA during the past decade, with its increasing workforce, and increased output per worker, was essential to this success.
There is an overall decline in Waterloo Region residents' sense of community belonging, fewer arts and culture jobs and fewer people donating charitably, according to the 2013 Waterloo Region Vital Signs report.
The report was authored by the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) and is intended to serve as a barometer of quality of life in the region.