Children’s Health Atlas

Gilliland, J. (2012) “Opportunities for Healthy Living in Southwestern Ontario: A focus on Children's Environments" LondonChildren's Health Research Institute.

Funded by the Green Shield Canada Foundation and the Children's Health Foundation, the Children's Health Atlas was a collaborative project between the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) and the Children's Health Research Institute (CHRI).

To download a section of the Children's Health Atlas please click on the pdf symbol beside the section headings.

Introductory Materials

  1. Contributors
  2. Sponsoring Organizations
  3. Putting Children's Health on the Map: Why an Atlas?
  4. Context – Southwestern Ontario
  5. Explanation of Mapping Terminology
  6. Mapping the Social Determinants of Health
  7. Places and Patterns – Linking the Built Environment
  8. Data Sources and Considerations

Southwestern Ontario

  1. Context
    • Southwestern Ontario Counties and Major Cities
    • Local Health Integration Networks in Southwestern Ontario
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index

Brant County

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Density of Adults
    • Density of Seniors
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

City of Brantford

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Density of Adults
    • Density of Seniors
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

Chatham-Kent County

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

City of Chatham

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

Elgin County

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

Essex County

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

City of St. Thomas

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

City of Windsor

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

Grey-Bruce Counties

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

City of Owen Sound

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

Huron County

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

City of Goderich

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

Lambton County

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

City of Sarnia

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

Middlesex County

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

City of London

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income
    • Street Tree Distribution and Socio-economic Distress

Oxford County

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

City of Woodstock

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

Perth County

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income

City of Stratford

  1. Overview
  2. People – The Social Environment
    • Density of Children
    • Gender Ratios of Children
    • Lone Parenthood
    • Immigrant Population
    • Visible Minority Population
    • Median Household Income
    • Low Income Population
    • Unemployment
    • Educational Attainment
    • Socio-Economic Distress Index
  3. Places – The Physical Environment
    • Locations of Grocery Stores
    • Locations of Convenience Stores
    • Locations of Public Recreation Spaces
    • Locations of Public and Private Schools
  4. Patterns – Our Children's Health Environment
    • Access to Healthy Food
    • Access to Healthy Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Junk Food
    • Access to Junk Food and Locations of Schools
    • Access to Recreational Opportunities
    • School Zone Walkability and Median Household Income
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