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Community Trends Report


The Community Trends Report provides a social profile of the Cambridge and North Dumfries communities and a snapshot of key social service delivery data at the local level. We are using the model of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to organize, prioritize and determine where the action is needed in our community. Building on this view, we understand Maslow to define the scope of the determinants of health, specifically the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and how they relate to the factors that impact one’s ability to meet these basic needs. By focusing on the SDOH, we can examine social and economic barriers that may limit people’s ability to meet their basic needs, and the underlying factors that affect the well-being of our whole community.


The Community Trends Report is organized as follows:



Socio-demographic census data


COMMUNITY TRENDS with a focus on Poverty Reduction:





The Community Trends Report provides information on local social trends and issues for a variety of audiences including social service organizations, the business community, policy makers and funders. It is hoped that this process of data collection and analysis will help identify key priorities and improve the community’s ability to respond to gaps in services and build upon community strengths.


The goal of the report is to involve all sectors of the community to empower positive social change and shine a light on aspects related to health inequity and poverty, vulnerable populations, and the social and economic factors that contribute to these inequalities. Through a collective voice, we can develop policies and practices that will have a real impact on the health of our community. 


Community Trends Report 2018


Community Trends Review 2015


Community Trends Report 2013