News archive - October 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

This report confirms what we see every day at NorWest CHCs (News Net Ledger)

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“This report confirms what we see every day at NorWest CHCs,” says CEO, Wendy Talbot. “Our CHC is highly effective and efficient keeping people healthy. We could have an even greater impact if the provincial government and our LHIN made it possible for us to connect services and programs with more people living in the District of Thunder Bay.”

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happiness lags prosperity, study finds (Leader-Post)

By Heather Scoffield

Canada's economy may well be muddling through, but on a more personal level, Canadians generally are not, a new study of well-being suggests.

The Canadian Well-being Index, led by researchers at the University of Waterloo, shows that quality of life in Canada deteriorated by 24 per cent between the onset of recession in 2008 and 2010.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Canada's quality of life on the decline, study shows (Radio Canada International, audio)

RCI's Gilda Salomone spoke with Roy Romanow, co-chair of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing’s advisory board. Mr. Romanow is also the former prime-minister of Saskatchewan.

The recession has hit Canadians harder than economic numbers, such as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), would indicate.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Canadian wellbeing drops 24% (CBC Ontario Today)

Roy Romanow discusses the 2012 CIW report on national wellbeing on CBC Radio Ontario Today. The Canadian Wellbeing Index shows that while Canada's GDP was climbing our quality of life only nudged up a bit. And since the recession, it's dropped and continues to decline even though we're in an economic recovery.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Canadian well-being index: quality of life hammered by recession

Index reveals long-term declines in environment and leisure time, as well as a sharp, sudden drop in living standards

OTTAWA — Canada’s economy may well be muddling through, but on a more personal level, Canadians generally are not, a new study of well-being suggests.

The Canadian Well-being Index, led by researchers at the University of Waterloo, shows that quality of life in Canada deteriorated by 24 per cent between the onset of recession in 2008 and 2010.

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