News archive - April 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ontario Well-being Study Yields Contradictory Results (Epoch Times)

By Kaven Baker-Voakes 

Pedestrians cross a downtown intersection in Toronto. A study on Ontario residents’ well-being and quality of life is prompting similar studies in several other provinces. (The Canadian Press/Colin Perkel)

Similar studies planned for other provinces 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

After-effects of recession still linger, UW wellbeing study says (TheRecord.com)

By Greg Mercer
 

WATERLOO – The recession of 2008 may be long over, but it still lingers in the minds of many Ontarians, according to a new study by the University of Waterloo's Canadian Index of Wellbeing.

The report, called How are Ontarians Really Doing?, suggests broader indicators of our overall wellbeing are still down, despite an improving economy and growth in the province's gross-domestic product (GDP).

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CBC Lang and O'Leary Exchange co-host Amanda Lang speaks to CIW Director about latest report findings

CBC Lang and O'Leary Exchange co-host Amanda Lang spoke with Bryan Smale, director of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, about its latest report titled "How are Ontarians Really Doing?"

Listen to Lang and O'Leary segment (runs: 14:15-21:15).

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Well-being Lagging Behind GDP Growth, Report Says (BlackburnNews.com)

By Avery Moore

A University of Waterloo professor says Ontario needs to start trying to improve more than just the economy.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ontario in 2014: Less work, but longer commutes (CTV Kitchener video: Marc Venema)

CTV Kitchener's Marc Venema talks about with local workers about their commute times to add context to one of the findings in our How Are Ontarians Really Doing? report.

Listen to CTV Kitchener Commute Times Rise Report (runs 2:08).

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