The Social Research and Planning Council is comprised of community representatives who are dedicated to the collection, analysis and distribution of information relating to social trends and issues in Perth and Huron County. It is our hope that with this information, social and human service agencies and funders can make informed decisions regarding courses of action and implementation resources. Social Planning Councils exist in a variety of forms throughout Canada and the world.
In general, they share the role of tracking the community pulse, providing a public forum for social issues dialogue, identifying and prioritizing unmet needs and building community commitment and capacity to address these needs. The SRPC produces reports for the community and wants to know what information is beneficial for you, for your family, and the community. We welcome feedback about all our reports and would love to hear your ideas for future topics. Please email any comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest Research Releases!
Embracing Diversity: Newcomer experiences in Perth and Huron Counties (2017)
SRPC’s latest Newcomer report looks at how Newcomers are experiencing our community, the challenges they face in settling here, and how we can help to make our community a more welcoming place to live!
FULL REPORT (PDF)
COMMUNITY SUMMARY (PDF)
EMPLOYER SUMMARY (PDF)
A Living Wage: What it takes to make ends meet in Perth and Huron Counties (2015)
A living wage is the hourly wage a worker needs to earn to cover their family’s basic everyday expenses after taking into account governmental benefits, taxes and payroll deductions. For Perth and Huron County, the living wage amount has been calculated as being $16.47
Quality of Life Report
The SRPC is pleased to announce the release of their latest research project on the Quality of Life in Perth and Huron County. Quality of life refers to the general well-being of individuals and society, and is defined in terms of health and happiness, rather than wealth.
In many respects, quality of life is subjective. What is considered to be ‘good’ varies from individual-to-individual and community-to-community. In addition to common indicators about education, work and health, it explores issues like how safe is our community, how engaged are residents in community life, how do we treat the planet, and how do we spend our time.
Recent research reports
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