Community Profile

Creating and maintaining an up-to-date community profile can help to identify GPs (and their families) who would be a best fit for your community.

Questions to think about when creating a community profile:

  • What is unique about your community?
  • What is unique about the population?
  • What is the projected population growth in the coming years?
  • What is the current and projected average age in your community?
  • What are the current and anticipated health care needs in the community?
  • What are future developments (e.g., new health care models, new health care facilities, new employers)?
  • Why would a physician and his/her family want to live in your community (e.g. employment for spouse)?

The following resources can help you to create a community profile:

  • Health Authority and Ministry of Health profiles
  • Health Authority community survey reports
  • Canadian Community Health Survey
  • Municipal websites