Simon House Recovery Centre

Approximately six million Canadians have experienced a substance abuse problem in their lifetime, with men being two and-a-half times more likely than women to face the struggle. Through their 12-step treatment program that offers shelter, comradery, and mental health services, Simon House Recovery Centre has helped more than 4,500 men over the last 35 years. With 66 beds available, the organization suggests that everyone stays with them for a full year on their road to recovery. Graduates will return to Simon House to run classes and share their own story as proof of what can be accomplished.

This vital priority issue area includes mental and physical health, well-being and safety.

Fentanyl Deaths in Alberta

Compare fentanyl overdoses in Alberta between 2012-2014. Population results are based on 100,000 people by health zone.
SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH EDMONTON CALGARY 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 2014 2015 2016
2014: 20% 2016: 42%

Almost a 5x increase over 3 years

Perceptions of Calgarians

Based on Vital Signs Survey


are affected by loneliness.


are unable to cope with daily stress.


of relatively new Calgarians (less than five years living here) aren't happy with their social networks.


of children in Alberta who participate in physical activities less than 7 hours per week.


of adults own and use an activity tracker.


are either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with work/home life balance.


of government employees are satisfied with their work/home life balance, more so than those in the business sector (60%).

5,408 women and children requesting shelter were turned away due to lack of shelter capacity.

497 women and 673 children were admitted by two emergency and three second-stage women's shelters (aggregated statistics from five Calgary shelters)

Source: Personal communication, Carolyn Goard, Alberta Council of Women's Shelters,,
Aggregrated statistics from five Calgary shelters, 2016-2017

Daily Activities in Calgary

based on a 24 hour day
Other Sedentary Behaviour Sleep
The number of medically assisted deaths in Calgary hit 50 in 2016, with an average age of 73.
As of June 2017

Domestic Crimes

Jan 2012 - Jan 2016
Q1 2012 Q1 2013 Q1 2014 Calgary Q1 2015 Q1 2016 1,000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0

25% of adults in Calgary own and use an activity tracker.

Source: Personal communication, Soultana Macridis, PhD, Alberta Centre for Active Living, University of Alberta,,

Percentage of children who participate in physical activities less than 7 hours per week.


Approx. 110,000 children

Average Hospital Wait Times

to be seen by a physician in the ER range from 66 minutes at the Alberta Children's hospital and 96 minutes at the Peter Lougheed Centre.




Calgary's Vital Signs

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