Building on the success of our national and provincial indices, the CIW has developed a survey for measuring the subjective wellbeing of Canadians. The survey process uses the CIW framework – incorporating all eight domains – an approach unique to most other wellbeing surveys and research programs. A wellbeing survey approach is useful in small locations where local indicator data are sparse and in communities that wish to use both the subset of CIW national indicators available at the community level, and citizen perceptions to more fully understand their community's wellbeing. There are also endless opportunities to customize for other applications such as corporate wellbeing surveys; intake questionnaires at health centres; post-secondary institution wellbeing surveys of students, staff, and faculty. Learn more about the survey in How it works.

Below are a list of communities who have taken the initiative to conduct their first Community Wellbeing Survey: