The Huronia Community Foundation (HCF) and United Way Simcoe Muskoka (UWSM) have co-produced a second check-up on our region’s key quality-of-life areas, following up their 2014 Simcoe County-focused collaboration. The current report is one of 32 community-based VitalSigns® that were launched in October 2016 across the country as part of a national program overseen by Community Foundations of Canada.
“HCF’s goal was to produce a valuable resource for local organizations to reference in their community-building work,” says HCF Board President Barbara Jones. “Our hope is to spark new conversations and collaborations to further the great work going on across Simcoe Muskoka. Many thanks for United Way’s leadership in making this report possible.”
Using local, regional, provincial and national data, the report presents a look at our region’s vitality in six key areas, including Arts & Culture, Health & Well-being, Housing & Homelessness, Poverty, Community Safety and Getting Around.