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Regional Snapshot - North
This snapshot summarizes some of the key findings for the North region, as found in the detailed Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) regional reports commissioned by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Ontario’s North Region has almost 90% of the land with only 6% of the population. Unemployment rates are high and family incomes are lower than the provincial average. The population is expected to decline by just over 1% which contrasts sharply with Ontario’s expected 5.7% growth rate. The region is home to the greatest concentration of Indigenous households. It also has the highest rate of bilingualism (24%) and the highest percentage of people with French as a first language. The average age in the region is 44, with 41% of people over the age of 50.


Full Report (accessible PDF) - In-depth report including demographic profile, detailed findings for all domains, and descriptions of indicators.

Snapshot Report (accessible PDF)- Key highlights for the region in an at-a-glance format.

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