News archive - 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wellbeing Index with Matt Galloway and Lynne Slotek (CBC Metro Morning, audio)

Matt Galloway spoke with Lynne Slotek. She is the Associate Director of Knowledge Mobilization at the Canadian Index of Wellbeing.

Listen to the episode on the CBC radio website (4:59).

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

UK wellbeing still 13% below pre-credit crunch levels as squeeze on family finances continues to hurt living standards (Daily Mail Online)

By Steve Nolan

The UK has seen a massive decline in living standards since the beginning of the global economic crisis, a government report revealed today.

The report, released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), revealed that a mix of high inflation and deep recession has left national well-being down more than 13 per cent since the crisis began.

The report was released hours before Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King hinted that Britain could be set to emerge from its double-dip recession based on new growth figures due out tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Editorial: We’re not enjoying ourselves (Edmonton Journal)

It’s a simple question we hear almost every day. How are you doing?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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


“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.

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