Posts for the Topic 2014 CIW Ontario Index

Creating Better Health

Based on CIW Café Scientifique panelist presentation.

Voting and wellbeing: why showing up at the polls matters

Voting in elections is one of the most basic expressions of our political opinions. While it is only one element of democratic engagement, it is often the first activity we think of when it comes to maintaining our democracy. But why vote?

Thoughts about time as a social determinant of health…

Based on CIW Café Scientifique panelist presentation.

Using the CIW to shift the conversation about health and wellbeing

In June 2007, I heard Roy Romanow speak about the CIW at the annual Association of Ontario Health Centres conference, and I got REALLY excited!

How are Ontarians Really Doing?

This week marks the release of the CIW’s first provincial index report, How are Ontarians Really Doing? For both Ontario and Canada between 1994 and 2010 growth in GDP far outpaced growth in our wellbeing. In other words, improvements in our quality of life have been sluggish compared to growth in our economy.

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