Oxford County, Ontario

CIW Engagement

We were pleased to partner with Community Oxford, a collaborative of local organizations including the County government, to conduct a CIW Community Wellbeing Survey in 2016. The survey featured questions encompassing the eight interconnected domains which comprise the CIW’s conceptual framework.

Newspaper ad for Oxford County Community Wellbeing Survey

The first report, A Profile of the Wellbeing of Oxford County Residents, released in the summer of 2016, includes descriptive statistics based on the results of the survey.

The second report, A Comparison of Oxford Residents on Selected Aspects of their Wellbeing, was released in the fall of 2016. Working with the Community Oxford Committee to identify themes, the CIW provided a deeper understanding on key aspects of the survey data in order that Oxford County and local social service agencies can make informed decisions that move their community towards a greater level of wellbeing for residents. The survey themes were mapped to the three pillars in the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan (CSP): Community, Environment, and Economy.

In 2018, we were asked to disaggregate the West Region report, created for the Ontario Trillium Foundation (2016) to create A Profile of Wellbeing in Oxford County . In another "first" for the CIW, we integrated indicators with selected measures from the Community Wellbeing Survey conducted in Oxford County in 2016.