Help Determine Community Indicators to Measure Quality-of-Life in Kingston

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RELEASE — The City of Kingston is seeking people interested in participating in a online survey or focus group to help prioritize the top 10 Kingston Community Indicators – and offer a snapshot measure of Kingston’s success in becoming a healthy place to live.

Many communities across Canada have been adopting high-level, objective, quality-of-life indicators to help improve analysis of community efforts, identify issues, guide policy and service changes, develop new initiatives – and offer a way of comparing Kingston’s efforts with those of other municipalities with such measures.

“The community indicators will help us show where Kingston is making progress and identify areas where improvements are needed. We want the public’s help ensuring we are choosing the right measures and that we haven’t left anything out,” says Cheryl Hitchen, manager, social policy & strategic community development.

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Interested in offering your input to help prioritize the community indicators? Go to the City’s Community Indicators page to:

– Take the online survey by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 15.
– Learn more about the Kingston Community Indicators Focus Group, 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, in the Stationview Room of City Hall at 216 Ontario St. Please RSVP at

Over the last year, a steering committee has worked to identify a long list of verifiable measures from reliable sources. Included on the steering committee were representatives from: the City, Sustainable Kingston, Kingston Police, Community Foundation for Kingston and Area, KFL&A Public Health, Kingston Economic Development Corporation, Kingston Community Health Centre, Tourism Kingston, the United Way, and the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority.

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