News archive - June 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Georgian professor grading your quality of life (Barrie Examiner)

Canadians will have their voices heard when a pilot program initiated in Simcoe County has its nationwide release today.

The Canadian Index of Well Being has been in the works the past eight years gathering information dedicated to helping Canadians. It's a self-sovereign organization that measures what is important to Canadians on a regional level, and, in turn, aid in the development of Canadians.

Planned growth and healthy populations are its main themes.

Lance Holdforth

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Canadian Index of Wellbeing: Compass and lens for Canadians' shared destiny (Barrie Examiner)

In many ways, it feels as though my work as a community organizer has come full circle. I began in the early 1990s -- right in the thick of a major recession. Now I find myself entering what appears to be something far more serious, not to mention unnerving, largely because the American economy is in shambles.

The question that lingers in the back of my mind, as I am sure it does for many Canadians, is: who is it that will bear the brunt of the suffering as a result of this market meltdown? The poor and most vulnerable as it was through the better part of the 1990s?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Institute creates index on quality of life (Winnipeg Sun)

By Anne-Marie Tobin, The Canadian Press

A new index is being created to measure the well-being of Canadians, which will go beyond what we learn about ourselves from economic indicators like the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The new Canadian Index of Wellbeing will measure eight areas of life, including health, education, state of the arts and standard of living, says Roy Romanow, chair of the non-partisan and independent institute that will produce the index.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Quality of life index: watching your wellbeing (iNews 880 AM)

A new index is being created to measure the well-being of Canadians that goes beyond economic indicators like the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The Canadian Index of Wellbeing will measure eight areas, including health, education, state of the arts, standard of living, participation in the democratic process, quality of environment, the way Canadians use their time and the vitality of communities.

Read the full article at the iNews 880 AM (Edmonton) website.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

New wellbeing index for Canadians (580 CFRA News Talk Radio)

By Kate Yule

A new index is being created that will go beyond economic indicators like the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to measure the well-being of Canadians.

The index will gauge eight trends, including heath, education, participation in the democratic process, quality of environment and how Canadians use their time.

A non-partisan and independent institute, chaired by former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow will produce the index.

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