News archive - 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Vital Signs: Challenge to maintain current levels of wellbeing (Kingston Whig-Standard)

Katherine Scott speaking at Vital Signs release Kingston Oct 1, 2013

By Elliot Ferguson

KINGSTON - Kingston residents feel attached and safe in their community but there is work to do to make sure those feelings remain, said a researcher who studies wellbeing.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Community belonging down in Waterloo Region, says report (CBC News)

There is an overall decline in Waterloo Region residents' sense of community belonging, fewer arts and culture jobs and fewer people donating charitably, according to the 2013 Waterloo Region Vital Signs report.

The report was authored by the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) and is intended to serve as a barometer of quality of life in the region.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sixth Annual Community Checkup Released (Exchange Magazine)

Waterloo Region's Vital Signs 2013 report cover

KITCHENER – The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation released the sixth annual Waterloo Region’s Vital Signs report card on the health and vitality of Waterloo Region, today in the Canada Room at the Waterloo Region Record.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Exploring Kingston's Vital Signs (Kingston Whig-Standard)

Kieran Moore, Florence Campbell, Peter Kirkham

By Elliot Ferguson

The vast majority of Kingston residents believe they are safe walking in their neighbourhoods at night, would check on their neighbours in an emergency, and believe that getting out with friends is the most important social activity they can do, according to a report released Tuesday.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Community Health and Wellbeing Week starts Monday (Toronto Star)

Three male youth playing soccer

By: Kim Nursall

More than 100 community health centres in Ontario will host events to show health is about more “than just going to your doctor's office.”

Starting Monday, more than 100 community health centres across the province will host events to educate Ontarians about how to take better care of themselves, as part of the annual nationwide Community Health and Wellbeing Week.

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