A helpline and online database of Alberta’s community and social services.
Based on the Census definition of "Activities of daily living."
Basic Needs calls
Number of calls to 211 requesting assistance with basic needs in the calendar year 2022.
Affordable Housing Units
This includes Calgary Housing Company and Non-Market Housing Units.
Calgary Food Bank
The figure shared of the Emergency Food Hampers distributed city-wide in a year is data from the Calgary Food Bank for 2022 and does not include other emergency food hampers from other providers.
Fair Entry Program
The City of Calgary fee assistance program.
Gender Wage Gap
Average female employment income as a percentage of average male employment income.
Government Cash Benefits (Government Transfers)
All cash benefits from federal, provincial, territorial or municipal governments (ii). Some examples are Old Age Security pension, Guaranteed Income Supplement, CPP, EI, Working Income Tax Benefit, and Social Assistance benefits.
Based on the Census definition of “Aboriginal Identity.”
The low-income measure after tax refers to a fixed percentage (50%) of median adjusted after-tax income of private households (iii).
Part-time status for employment
Part-time status is an employee that is in an employment situation with under 30 hours per week. Full-time refers to over 30 hours per week.
Based on the Census definition of “visible minority.”
i. Canadian Urban Sustainability Practitioners (2019). Energy Poverty and Equity Explorer Tool
ii. Statistics Canada (2017). Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016: Government Transfers
iii. Statistics Canada (2017). Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016: Low-Income Measure, After Tax (LIM-AT)
iv. Government of Alberta (2021). Payday loan business licence
A private household is living in suitable accommodations according to the National Occupancy Standard; that is, whether the dwelling has enough bedrooms for the size and composition of the household.