Community Investment Funding is one of the important ways our Department supports community development and services to low income York Region residents. Through this program, the Department funds community-based services delivered by eligible community service agencies.
York Region's Community Social Data is an online resource that provides data and research developed by the Community Services and Housing Department. This data will increase awareness of the Region's rapidly changing social make-up and can be used to improve access to services by helping Regional Departments including Community Services and Housing and community agencies:
with program and service planning at the local level
with needs assessment
understand demographic trends
improve research and program development
The information provided is based on the Community Social Data Strategy (CSDS) – an initiative from the Canadian Council on Social Development in partnership with Statistics Canada. The goal of the CSDS is to share data as broadly as possible with community agencies that could not otherwise afford this type of data. To help accomplish this goal, a Community Reference Group, made up of York Region organizations experienced with social research and strategic planning has been established to:
help share the social data broadly with smaller community agencies and organizations
provide advice on the information posted on this site
help with the strategic direction of the CSDS by acting as a reference group on products and communication material related to this project.
For details on the Community Reference Group, or the most recent data or research report click here.
The Human Services Planning Board of York Region (HSPB-YR) is a multi-sector collaborative of key human service organizations/agencies/networks and community leaders. Its primary purpose is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of human services within York Region by pursuing various initiatives that build capacity within the broader human services sector.