Measuring Financial Vulnerability in Canadian Cities and Communities

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19 June, 2013
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A group of national organizations are putting their heads together to design a system for measuring financial vulnerability in Canadian cities and communities. The aim is to move beyond the blunt instruments of low-income cut-off (LICO), low income measure (LIM), and market basket measure (MBM) and find reliable ways to measure financial vulnerability at municipal and neighbourhood scales.

Topics and Panellists

1.Open data and civic engagement:

  • Jonathan Brun, Board Member, Open North
  • Ellie Marshall, Communications Manager, Open North

2.The Why and How of measuring financial vulnerability in Canadian cities and communities

  • Katherine Scott, Vice President, Canadian Council on Social Development
  • Cindy Lindsay, Director of Member Services, Community Foundations of Canada
  • Liz Mulholland, CEO, Social and Enterprise Development Innovations
  • Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group

3.Community Panel: Wellbeing Toronto

  • Harvey Low, Manager, Social Development Finance & Administration Division, City of Toronto
  • Beth Wilson, Senior Researcher, Toronto Social Planning Council

4.Using Statistics Canada's survey and administrative data products to measure financial vulnerability

  • Sybille Richter-Salomons, Social Research Policy Analyst, City of Calgary
  • Lorraine Copas, Executive Director, SPARC BC

Cost: Free

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Event Contact: 

Contact: Michel Frojmovic,


Community Data Canada
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