The CommunityLife database measures key elements of social dynamics, such as the frequency of contact with family and friends, political activism, trust in public institutions, and involvement in formal organizations. Developed from Statistics Canada’s General Social Survey, it also explores volunteer activity, union membership, religious group affiliation, and cultural group associations. Combining this information with databases such as CrimeStats or GivingBack can provide additional insight for allocating municipal resources more effectively. The database consists of more than 800 variables and is available at the postal code and all higher levels of geography.

Below are some additional resources linked for your reference: release notes, variables list, and metadata.

How-to-Read ENVISION Reports

CommunityLife - Executive Target Group Report - Behavioural
CommunityLife - Executive Trade Area Report - Behavioural
CommunityLife - Executive Customer Report - Behavioural

Additional Resources

CommunityLife Release Notes
CommunityLife Variables List
CommunityLife Metadata

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