Percentage of population that reports very or somewhat strong sense of belonging to community

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.

Data source

Statistics Canada, CANSIM Tables 105-0503 and 105-0501

Further information:

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