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This data sheet is part of a research project conducted by the Centre for Elder Research in Oakville ON, Canada in 2018 as part of a 4-year research project titled Building Connected Communities: improving Community Supports to Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation in Immigrants 65+. The research focused on exploring strategies to effectively reach out to, and support, older immigrants who may be experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing, social isolation and/or loneliness in Oakville.
This data sheet provides a picture of the available relevant characteristics of the community at the time of the census (2016). We have included data both from those individuals over the age of 65 at the time of the census, as well as those who are in the age cohort just below (50 – 64), so those engaged in planning for future community needs can anticipate where growth or reduction in needs may be.
These numbers may be used to provide an overall picture of the municipality or region as a whole, and may be used to help guide municipality/region-wide decision making about where resources could be allocated in order to combat social isolation in the region. Used in concert with the interactive maps in this toolkit, planners can identify the geographic areas where these resources would see the greatest potential benefit.
social isolation, loneliness, older adult, immigrant, connected communities, immigration, settlement, community development, Canada, Ontario, Oakville
Categorical Data Analysis | Community-Based Research | Gerontology | Health Services Research | Social Work
This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
©Sheridan Centre for Elder Research
Sheridan Centre for Elder Research, "Building Connected Communities: Halton, Oakville – 2016 Census Older Immigrants" (2018). Data Sheets. 6.