The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) was initially and intentionally developed without government funding. As a result, the project has enjoyed a good degree of developmental independence.
In the early years, the work of the CIW was funded entirely by the Atkinson Foundation (AF), but since 2005, it has been supported by a number of organizations in a Funders' Alliance:
- Atkinson Foundation
- Canadian Council on Learning
- J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
- Lawson Foundation
- Province of Ontario
- RBC Foundation
- University of Waterloo
While Foundations cycle in and out of the Funders' Alliance, we are proud to say that they have all remained champions of the CIW. We are actively seeking new organizations to join our Funders' Alliance. For more information, please contact CIW Director, Bryan Smale at firstname.lastname@example.org or CIW Project Manager, Linda McKessock at email@example.com.