Sense of Belonging
Source: Canadian Community Health Survey 2011/2012
When asked "How would you describe your sense of belonging to the local community?" 70.5% of respondents from the area covered by the London Middlesex Health Unit said it was "very strong" or "somewhat strong" which was higher than the overall Canada (65.4%) and Ontario (67.5%) rate as well as most comparator Ontario Health Units.
Research has established a causal relationship between social relationship (in terms of inclusion and community/individual connections) and health.
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