Measuring Our Community's Progress

Core Outcome Indicators

The SPRP is committed to regularly monitoring a core set of indicators, outlined below. These indicators are meant to provide our community with a sense of how broad socioeconomic trends are unfolding in Saskatoon and in order to know how the possibilities are affecting people's lives, particularly for those living in poverty. Evaluation will determine if these changes in socioeconomic trends occur due to certain activities, including the policy changes that the SPRP will regularly monitor. The indicators were selected according to a number of criteria, including the following:

  1. that reporting will occur at least annually;
  2. that indicators relate to the theme areas we're monitoring and evaluating; and
  3. that they are crucial to the well-being of the community.

Market Basket Measure (MBM)

The cost of a specific basket of goods and services representing a modest, basic standard of living. It includes the costs of food, clothing, footwear, transportation, shelter and other expenses for family of two adults aged 25-49 and two children (aged 9 and 13). The MBM is measured every year by Statistics Canada.


Employees that are permanently employed (%)

The percentage of the employed population that are permanently employed, aged 15 years and over. This is measured annually by Statistics Canada.


Labour force participation rate (%)

Measures the percentage of the population, 15 and over, that are employed and/or are looking for employment. This is measured monthly by Statistics Canada.


Children vulnerable in one or more domains (%)

Measured through the Early Development Instrument (EDI), which measures the ‘readiness for school’ of Kindergarten children. There are five domains in the EDI. The EDI is administered in all Kindergarten classes in Saskatoon’s schools.


Average rent for 2-bedroom apartment ($)

Rent refers to the actual amount tenants pay for their unit, which may or may not include services such as heat, hydro, parking, and hot water. This is measured twice a year by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation.


Median Multiple

The median house price divided by the gross annual median of household income. The median is the middle number in a list of numbers that have been ordered according to their value. A Median Multiple of more than 4.1 is considered ‘Seriously Unaffordable.’ The Median Multiple is calculated annually using information from the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.


Infants scored as ‘at-risk’ on the In-Hospital Birth Questionnaire (%)

The In-Hospital Birth Questionnaire (IHBQ) is a post-partum assessment tool used to screen for risk of poor parenting or developmental delays in infants. Infants scored as 9 or higher are considered at-risk. Nearly all infants born in Saskatoon take part in the IHBQ.


Clients that used the food bank over a one-month period

Collected through the Food Banks Canada HungerCount, which collects information annually about clients of the Food Bank from across Canada.

Contact us if you think we are missing any information regarding our Core Outcome Indicators.

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