The Ottawa Neighbourhood Equity Index is a tool to assess and compare unnecessary and unfair differences at a neighbourhood level on factors impacting wellbeing. The Index measures how each neighbourhood is doing in five domains of wellbeing supported by 28 indicators.

How Are We Doing?

Explore the data and maps highlighting how equity and opportunity are different across different parts of Ottawa. You can look at the index overall, at the five domains (themes) or at related equity issues.

What’s the Story Behind the Data and Maps?

Dig deeper into the five domains (themes): economic situation, health, social development, physical environment and community/belonging. Find out how they affect equity and opportunity.

What Works To Improve Equity and Opportunity in Neighbourhoods and Rural Communities?

Explore what works to improve equity and opportunity in neighbourhoods.

What’s Happening in Ottawa to Increase Equity and Opportunity in Our Communities?

See what others are doing. Get involved. Share what your group is doing. Add your voice.

Domains of equity and opportunity

Navigate through the domains to find out more:

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OVERALL EQUITY INDEX

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ECONOMIC DOMAIN

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HEALTH DOMAIN

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SOCIAL & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DOMAIN

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PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT DOMAIN

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COMMUNITY & BELONGING DOMAIN

Community Insights: Profile on Local Issues

The Neighbourhood Equity Index (NEI) can be used to bring insight and a local perspective to critical and even global issues. The following are examples of applying the NEI tools to better understand or address pressing issues. The NEI can be used for program planning, policy discussion and much more.

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Community Insights: Portraits of Population Groups

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SENIORS

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IMMIGRANTS &
RACIALIZED GROUPS

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YOUTH

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FAMILIES & CHILDREN

Partners and Supporters

A community initiative.

The Neighbourhood Equity Index has been prepared by the Social Planning Council of Ottawa, in partnership with United Way Ottawa and the City of Ottawa, and the active engagement of representatives from the Ottawa Community Foundation, Ottawa Neighbourhood Study, Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Ottawa Public Health, the Champlain Local Health Integration Network, Ottawa Police Service and Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario.