Portraits of Peel – A Community Indicators Portal Project

Chapter

Abstract

Demographic, health, and socioeconomic indicators are useful and significant for understanding the quality of life of a population. They are also useful for understanding the needs of a population. The main purpose of “Portraits of Peel (POP)” is to create a new and unique level of information within the Peel community. This chapter highlights the Social Planning Council of Peel’s (SPCP’s) experience with the development, implementation, and public policy impact of its three portals: Portraits of Peel Online Database, Target Group Profiles, and Peel Statistics. These portals are located at the Portraits of Peel web site at www.portraitsofpeel.ca. POP is a virtual place that social service agencies, community groups, and ordinary citizens can go to for easy access to information on the characteristics of the Peel population at different geographical levels. POP can also serve as a planning tool for funders and nonprofit human service agencies in the Peel Region.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Social Planning Council of PeelMississaugaCanada

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