What it measures
Dimension: Social engagement
This indicator represents the proportion of the population who report a somewhat strong or very strong sense of belonging to their community. Sense of belonging reflects the social and environmental connections people have made and a sense of pride in their community, province, and country.
Why this matters
Research shows that a strong sense of community is linked to high levels of social participation and social engagement, stronger feelings of safety and security, and better health overall.
Statistics Canada, CANSIM Tables 105-0503 and 105-0501
- Statistics Canada: Community belonging
- Statistics Canada: Sense of belonging to Canada, province, residence, and local community