Winnipeg's Vital Signs® 2017

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ACCESSIBILITY

35

.7%

SOURCE: STATISTICS CANADA, 2014

EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGES

56.4%

77.3%

of Manitobans with disabilities are employed

of Manitobans without disabilities are employed

ACCESS LIMITATIONS

of Winnipeggers aged 12+ are limited in home, school, work and other activities because of a physical condition, mental condition or health problem

SOURCE: BARRIER FREE MANITOBA, 2012

WHAT YOU SAY:

45

.1%

HUMAN RIGHTS COMPLAINTS

complaints to the Manitoba Human Rights Commission based on disability discrimination SOURCE: BARRIER FREE MANITOBA, 2015

STIGMA

21% of respondents under the age of 35

10% of respondents aged of 35+

say decreasing the stigma of ability-specific barriers is top priority SOURCE: WINNIPEG’S VITAL SIGNS 2017 ONLINE SURVEY

OUR AGING POPULATION NUMBER OF SENIORS

5.2%

projected growth of the proportion of people aged 65+ between 2015-2040 SOURCE: THE CONFERENCE BOARD OF CANADA, 2017

SENSE OF BELONGING seniors aged 65+ report the strongest sense of belonging to Canada, Manitoba and their local community, amongst all age groups SOURCE: STATISTICS CANADA, 2013

PERSONAL CARE HOME ADMITTANCE

10.2 weeks 19.5 weeks

median wait time for residents aged 75+ admitted from hospital median wait time for those admitted from the community

SENIORS LIVING IN POVERTY SOURCE: STATISTICS CANADA, 2014

Winnipeg

6.1%

Manitoba

6.6%

SERVING UP OPPORTUNITY

Canada

6.9%

of families aged 65+ are low income

SENIOR ABUSE

8.2%

estimated prevalence of mistreatment of the elderly, including physical, psychological, sexual and financial abuse and neglect SOURCE: NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR THE CARE OF THE ELDERLY, 2015

SOURCE: MANITOBA CENTRE FOR HEALTH POLICY, 2013

RETIREMENT HOMES

2

.2%

VACANCY RATE

Community leadership L’Arche Tova Café is a win-win for the community. It’s a place where diners can grab a sandwich while people with developmental disabilities gain important job experience and meaningful employment.

UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s Dementia-Friendly Communities initiative works to increase the general public’s understanding of dementia in order to build a community of support for those living with the disease.

INSPIRING INCLUSION Winnipeg Jewish Theatre is working toward inclusion on its stage and in its audience. An upcoming production includes deaf actors and each play in its current season includes sign language interpretation.

SENIOR CENTRES

1

.4%

VACANCY RATE FOR SUITES UNDER $2,000 PER MONTH

SOURCE: CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION, 2016

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senior centres, clubs and organizations listed on the Manitoba Association of Senior Centres website SOURCE: MANITOBASENIORCENTRES.COM, 2017

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