Social Well-Being Tracker

Our social well-being indicators are based on social determinants of health. These indicators are the economic and social conditions that shape the health of individuals and communities. Social determinants of health also determine the extent to which a person possesses the physical, social, and personal resources to identify and achieve personal aspirations, satisfy needs, and cope with the environment. Social determinants of health are about the quantity and quality of a variety of resources that a society makes available to its members. Important considerations include both the quality and their distribution amongst the population. 1

EBuilt Environment

E6Number of Homeless Persons, by Indigenous IdentityEdmonton City

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Housing is typically the largest cost that individuals and families have. Housing that is affordable, suitable, and adequate is a key determinate of an individual or family’s health and well-being. However, housing that is overcrowded, in need of repairs, or has health risks (for example, has mould or poor ventilation) can directly impact an individual’s physical and mental health. Additionally, paying for housing that is unaffordable (that is, costing more than 30% of a family’s income) reduces a family’s overall ability to address other determinates of health. 

  • Nearly two-thirds of the homeless population are Indigenous peoples.

  • Edmonton’s homelessness population has an overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples. Indigenous peoples make up approximately 6% of Edmonton’s population, but two thirds of those experiencing homelessness.

  • The highest documented proportion was in the fourth quarter of 2019 (2019 Q4), in which Indigenous persons made up 65.5% of total homeless persons. The lowest documented proportion was in the fourth quarter of 2018 (2018 Q4), in which Indigenous persons made up 57.9% of total homeless persons.

E1 to E2. Rental Housing

Rent and Vacancy Rates, Edmonton. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. (2019). Rental Market Report, Edmonton CMA. Retrieved from https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/data-and-re-search/data-tables/rental-market

E3. Residential Selling Price

Residential Selling Price, Edmonton: Realtors Association of Edmonton. (2097), 2018 and 2019 data obtained from Quarterly Market Report. Retrieved from: https://realtorsofedmon-ton.com/web/RAE_Public/Market_Stats/Quar-terly_Market_Reports/RAE_Public/Market_Sta-tistics/Quarterly_Market_Re-ports.aspx?hkey=47627ca5-c66b-4a96-a01b-ecf99ef5159d. Prior years data received directly from Realtors Association of Edmonton.

E4 to E6. Homelessness Data

Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (May 9, 2018). Why real-time data is the foundation for ending homelessness. Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. Retrieved from: https://caeh.ca/real-time-data/

Homeward Trust (2019). Edmonton By Name List. Retrieved from: https://public.tableau.com/pro-file/homewardtrust#!/vizhome/Edmon-tonBNL/BNLDashboard

(1) Raphael, D. (2004). Introduction to the social determinants of health. In D. Raphael (ed.) Social Determinates of Health: Canadian perspectives. Toronto: Canadian Scholar's Press Inc.

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