2010 Mid Sask Municipal Alliance Regional Socio-Economic Profile

Mid Sask Municipal Alliance

The Mid Sask Municipal Alliance region is currently facing issues dealing with housing, infrastructure, health and educational services, major developments and the challenge of retaining people. With the potential development of a potash mine, the group recognizes the need to work together to better manage and be prepared for new development, solve issues and to gain strength from one another for the long term betterment of the region.

About the Profile

Information in this profile is based on the 2006 Statistics Canada Census. The purpose of this document is to provide detailed statistical data for the Mid Sask Municipal Alliance Region. A key component of municipal sustainability is to provide for the needs of current and future residents. Consideration of socioeconomic factors is crucial for understanding most resource management issues and for sound municipal decision making. It is important to remember that, not only do the decisions made by individual municipality’s impact the quality of life at the local level, these decisions also have significant impacts on both regional and provincial quality of life. Therefore, it is important to be knowledgeable about the social, economic, environmental and cultural impacts which can result from decisions that are made before they are put into action.

A study of socioeconomic factors, such as the historical, economic and demographic activity on an area, can help to clarify current social and ecological conditions such as poverty, unemployment, land use, and water quality. The consideration of projected future economic and demographic trends can help municipal leaders to anticipate and plan for future activities that will impact their social, ecological and in turn economical environment. Understanding the demands that we all put on our physical resources and ecological systems can help municipal leaders to effectively plan for the preservation and/or restoration of those resources/systems. An awareness and clear understanding of social conditions is also important for municipal leaders, this information allows them to meet social goals – to develop programs and policies and meet the needs of their residents. The profile provides the information and understanding of the social, economic, environmental and cultural impacts of the communities in the region. This information can be used to further enhance inter-municipal planning for the area including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Community asset maps;
  • Needs assessments;
  • Land use plans, Official Community Plans and Regional Plans;
  • In-depth Community profiles; and
  • Governance documents.
The Mid Sask Municipal Alliance Regional Profile will look at who the group is, where they are currently at and where they are going. This document will provide significant information to support the policy formulation for a Regional Plan. This particular profile has been broken down into 15 sections:

I. Introduction to the Group and Area;
II. Population Profile;
III. Family Characteristics;
IV. Housing;
V. Income;
VI. Diversity;
VII. Education;
VIII. Workforce;
IX. Agriculture;
X. Geography;
XI. Health;
XII. Recreation;
XIII. Existing Plans in the Area;
XIV. Conclusions; and
XV. Sources.

To read the complete Regional Profile: MSMA Regional Profile