Social Vulnerability Index
Identify populations that may be challenged during and post-pandemic due to limited social interactions
The Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) looks at Canadians who may be challenged during and post-pandemic due to limited social interactions, and its impact on their mental and social well-being. Governments and social service agencies understand that some Canadians will inevitably have difficulty coping. The Social Vulnerability Index in combination with PRIZM helps shed light on who is most likely to need social support and what populations are most at risk at the neighbourhood level. These insights help to design program support and communications with specific target populations in mind.
Navigate accelerated change
Align products and services to support your market in a changing health landscape
Identify who is at risk
Effectively monitor and protect the neighbourhoods that are potentially at a
Tailor your response
Design initiatives to meet the specific needs of those who are most vulnerable
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Better Understand the Populations You Serve
The Social Vulnerability Index is calculated by weighting the variables from our DemoStats, CommunityLife, CommunityHealth, and SocialValues databases. Every postal code in Canada has an associated SVI.
SVI variables include:
Answer Common Questions
- Which neighbourhoods should be monitored closely?
- How many households in my jurisdiction will likely need support?
- How can we rank them based on need?
- Where can we allocate our resources for minimum investment and maximum impact?
- Which segments are likely the most susceptible to health-related complications?
- What is the best way to reach out and support them?
Find more information about the Social Vulnerability Index including metadata and release notes on our community website.
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