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June 4, 2018 -

The City of Kingston is seeking people interested in participating in a online survey or focus group to help prioritize the top 10 Kingston Community Indicators – and offer a snapshot measure of Kingston's success in becoming a healthy place to live.

Many communities across Canada have been adopting high-level, objective, quality-of-life indicators to help improve analysis of community efforts, identify issues, guide policy and service changes, develop new initiatives – and offer a way of comparing Kingston's efforts with those of other municipalities with such measures.

"The community indicators will help us show where Kingston is making progress and identify areas where improvements are needed. We want the public's help ensuring we are choosing the right measures and that we haven't left anything out," says Cheryl Hitchen, manager, social policy & strategic community development.

Survey and Focus Group

Interested in offering your input to help prioritize the community indicators?  Go to to:

  • Take the online survey by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 15.
  • Learn more about the Kingston Community Indicators Focus Group, 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, in the Stationview Room of City Hall at 216 Ontario St. Please RSVP at

Over the last year, a steering committee has worked to identify a long list of verifiable measures from reliable sources. Included on the steering committee were representatives from: the City, Sustainable Kingston, Kingston Police, Community Foundation for Kingston and Area, KFL&A Public Health, Kingston Economic Development Corporation, Kingston Community Health Centre, Tourism Kingston, the United Way, and the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority.

Share. Participate. Engage. –

About the City of Kingston

Kingston's vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston's high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

Twitter: @CityofKingston


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