Online Data Tool to Help Peel Service Providers Better Understand Peel's Neighbourhoods
BRAMPTON, ON. (Oct. 22, 2009) – In a delegation to the General Committee of Regional Council, Regional and Success By 6 Peel staff presented new geographies and online profiles for Peel Region. These new geographies, known as Service Delivery Areas (SDAs), aim to offer service providers access to specific data allowing them to target their services to meet the unique needs of Peel’s residents. SDAs were initially defined using census data and further delineated through consultation with service providers across Peel Region. The SDA profiles are available on the Peel Data Centre at www.peeldatacentre.ca.
“The Region of Peel recognizes the need for strong communities and the wide-array of service providers that assist us in contributing to improving our community living,” said Ron Jaros, Manager of the Region of Peel’s Research and Information Team. “The online Service Delivery Area profiles will be instrumental planning and decision-making tools for all service providers operating in Peel. Providing them with a better understanding of the areas and population they serve will help inform their delivery model.”
The SDA online profiles are broken into three main sections:
- Census data tables
- Downloadable fact sheets
- Interactive and customizable maps
Service providers across all sectors and all levels of government are able to access this information for use in their service planning.
As part of the online SDA profiles, the Region of Peel and Success By 6 Peel released the first special topic section focusing on children 0 to 6 years old and their families. The Early Years sectionis service specific, allowing visitors to view and download data that will assist early years service providers in planning programs and services.
“Success By 6 Peel staff worked closely with the Region of Peel to determine service delivery areas and develop the Early Years section. This will be an invaluable tool in enabling service providers to better understand and respond to the specific needs and issues young children and families face in the local community,” said Elena DiBattista, Director of Success By 6 Peel.
These new online data tools were developed through the collaborative efforts of staff at the Region of Peel and Success By 6 Peel. In the future, the Region of Peel expects to release additional special topic categories to assist service providers that target specific demographics.
Success By 6 Peel is a research-based, prevention-focused, outcome-driven, regional collaborative with more than forty partners drawn from business, labour, education, recreation, health, human services and government. The United Way of Peel Region holds the Success By 6 Peel license and initiated the collaborative to lead the way in addressing issues concerning young children in Peel. For more information, visit www.pcyi.org/successby6peel.
The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than 1.2 million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.
For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit www.peelregion.ca.