Posts for the Topic Community Vitality

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.

Food: privilege or human right?

Grinch-"Who feast"

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

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).

Creating Better 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!

Ten ways all Canadians can improve their wellbeing this spring

It’s finally spring! While the CIW measures wellbeing at the national, provincial, and community level we recognize that wellbeing at the personal, family, and neighbourhood level has huge impact on the daily lives of Canadians. The arrival of warmer weather is the ideal time to make improvements to wellbeing, by getting more involved in the community, trying new things, and making healthy choices.

Notes from China: The CIW at the Hangzhou International Congress

Culture: Key to Sustainable Development, Hangzhou International Congress, UNESCO, May 14-17, 2013 

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