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.

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.

The CIW wins international award for work with City of Guelph

The Community Indicators Consortium (CIC) Impact award celebrates projects from around the world that demonstrate the power of indicators to drive positive community change.

Notes from China: The CIW at the Hangzhou International Congress

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

What is Wellbeing? Post-release day for the CIW 2012 report

Earlier this week, the Canadian Index of Wellbeing released its second national report on wellbeing in Canada. 

Data Management Day at the University of Waterloo

Today is Data Management Day at the University of Waterloo. We've prepared a poster presentation to answer a number of questions about the Canadian Index of Wellbeing and our data collection, analysis, and publication process. For example:

Measuring national wellbeing, not just GDP

“Shared destiny” is the belief that our society is often best shaped through collective action and that the sum of a good society and what it can achieve is greater than the diverse parts which constitute it.

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