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Algoma Family Services (2008-2009)

Student Nutrition Mapping Project (2009)
To help illustrate growth of the Student Nutrition Program (SNP) in the Algoma District and in Sault Ste. Marie, maps were created based on the percent change of the number of students and meals served between the 2005/06 and 2006/07 fiscal and school years. Maps were also created to show the distribution of SNP program types and to identify any gaps in services provided. Schools in the Algoma District that do not have reasonable access to quality food were located through the mapping of schools in relation to grocery stores. A demographic analysis was also undertaken by calculating and mapping the change in school age population (5-19) between 2001 and 2006 for all Algoma Census Subdivisions (CSD) and Sault Ste. Marie Census Tracts (CT). Furthermore, Socio-Economic Status was calculated for all Algoma CSDs and Sault Ste. Marie CTs using the following criteria: 1) Families spending more than 30% of household income on housing; 2) Low Income Cut Off (LICO) After Tax calculated by Statistics Canada; 3) Percent of population having obtained post-secondary education; 4) Unemployment Rate calculated by Statistics Canada; and 5) Access to Grocers. Based on the results of the calculation, all CSDs and CTs were classified and mapped as either: Very Low, Low, Moderate, High, or Very High Socio-Economic Status.

Population Projection Project (2008)
A population projection for the next 10 years of the youth (0–19 years of age) in the Algoma District and Sault Ste. Marie was conducted. This was a straight Cohort Survival Ratio projection that looked at the number of fertile females and the General Fertility Rates to determine the expected number of births for each community. Vital Statistics for Sault Ste. Marie was provided by The City of Sault Ste. Marie’s Clerks Department.

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