Publications & Reports

This collection of publications, reports and informational resources are intended to support evidence-informed decision making and spotlight emerging trends.

Ontario population projections

Ontario population projections

This report presents population projections for Ontario and each of its 49 census divisions, by age and gender, from the base year of 2020 to 2046. These projections were produced by the Ontario Ministry of Finance during the spring of 2021.

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Ontario population projections

Social isolation and loneliness among older people

Social isolation and loneliness among older people are growing public health and public policy concerns which have been made more salient by the COVID-19 pandemic. Social isolation and loneliness among older people are widespread. For instance, 20–34% of older people in China, Europe, Latin America, and the United States of America are lonely. Social isolation and loneliness are harmful. They shorten older people’s lives, and damage their mental and physical health and quality of life.

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Ontario population projections

Rural Older Volunteers & The COVID-19 Pandemic

A study from Trent University’s Rural Aging Research Program, Rural Older Volunteers and the COVID-19 Pandemic examined the experiences of older volunteers from three volunteer-based programs in Selwyn Township, representing a diverse set of rural services (Abbeyfield House Society of Lakefield, Selwyn Fire Department and Selwyn Public Library).

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