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Increasing women’s wellbeing benefits us all

woman's face peeking through a crumpled leaf

Lower living standards, lower feelings of safety, and greater personal sacrifice for Canadian women

17 ways to improve your #Wellbeing in 2017

Forest road

In November the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) released a report showing a growing gap between how the economy is doing and Canadians wellbeing.

Welcome to 2016, everyone!

New Year's resolutions -- Fresh Start

Here we are in the middle of February already (wow). How are your resolutions holding up?

Food: privilege or human right?

Grinch-"Who feast"

"Who Feast" Illustration by Theodor Geisal (Dr. Seuss) in How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Wellbeing and the flu shot

Cartoon of person experiencing flu symptoms

                                                                Image: The flu: don't pass it on! (video)

Isn’t this a lovely time of year? The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, our noses start running…

… yes, you read that correctly.

Activity involvement and wellbeing

List of hobbies

                                                                                  Image: Docstoccdn.com

Safety and wellbeing

Sign that says: for your safety, do not walk in this area after dark

                                                                                   Photo: swilsonmc, Flickr

The importance of voting in municipal elections

Did you know that voting in all elections is a responsibility of Canadian citizens? Over the next month, municipalities across several provinces and territories will hold municipal elections. Municipal policies can have a large impact on wellbeing and yet, with few exceptions, Canadians tend to be less interested in municipal politics than they are in federal or provincial politics (Figure 1).