MUSE Places

The MUSE program of research and knowledge sharing will unfold across Canada. To reflect the composition of the MUSE Team and principal knowledge users, our work is concentrated in four Canadians cities: Montreal, Saskatoon, Toronto, and Vancouver.


Principal Institutional Partner Saskatchewan Health Authority

Chief Medical Officer of Health Cory Neudorf

  • More than 295,000 people live in the metropolis of Saskatoon (census metropolitan area-CMA), according to 2016 census data.
  • Saskatoon is Saskatchewan’s largest city, making up 27% of the province’s population.


  • According to 2016 census data, there are 119,125 households in the city, including 81,650 families. Nearly 60% of families have children, out of which 26% is a single-parent family.


  • At the top of the economic pyramid, 40% of households make more than $100,000 a year. At the bottom, 7% are making less than $20,000 a year. In Saskatoon, 7% of the population lived under the low-income cutoff in 2016.


  • Among the employed labor force, the use of sustainable modes of transportation for commuting is marginal: About 4.3% of people in Saskatoon take the bus to work, 4.2% walk and 2% bike.
  • Saskatoon Transit reported 8.5 million rides in 2016.


– Statistics Canada: Census Profile, 2016 Census (Last updated: March 20, 2018)
– City of Saskatoon Transportation and Utilities Department: Saskatoon Transit, 2016 Annual Report