MORE CK PEOPLE NEED TO BE HEARD

Image with text '42% of people voted in the last municipal election (ON 39%)'It is important for CK residents to have their voices heard and to have a say in important issues that affect your community and quality of life. In the 2014 municipal election, 42.1% of CK residents voted; voter turnout increased 2.1% from 2010 to 2014.


PEOPLE ARE SATISFIED WITH LIFE

Image with text '93% of people are satisfied with their general life (ON 91%)'

Since 2012, CK residents 12 years and older consistently reported that they are satisfied or very satisfied with life. Life satisfaction was rated higher in CK (93%) when compared to the Ontario rate of 91% in 2014.


STRONG SENSE OF COMMUNITY BELONGING

Image with text 'Sense of belonging to local community'

In 2014, 66% of CK residents 12 years and older reported a somewhat strong or very strong sense of belonging to their local community which is lower than the provincial rate of 68%. Since 2011, CK residents reported a somewhat strong or very strong sense of belonging to their local community ranged from 66% to 76% annually.


CK CONTINUES TO BE GENEROUS

Image with text 'Median charitable donation went up to $350 in 2013 from $340 in 2012 (ON $340 in 2013)'In 2014, the median charitable donation by CK residents was $350 which was comparable provincially. The median charitable donation by CK residents has increased from 2012 to 2014 from $320 to $350. In 2014, the largest proportion of donors in terms of age were residents 65+ (36%). United Way of CK ranked 22nd out of 112 United Ways in Canada and second out of 19 that raised between $1 million and $2 million in per capita giving.

References for each indicator can be seen by downloading the “CK Counts 2015 Reference Sheet” on the right hand side of the Community Context Page.