Nova Scotia Quality of Life Survey

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                                             The survey is now closed.

                              Thank you very much for your participation! 

Thank you for taking part in the Nova Scotia Quality of Life Survey. By completing this survey, you will be helping Engage Nova Scotia improve the quality of life for all residents.

The results from the survey will help develop polices and improve services and supports for people living in the province of Nova Scotia. The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) is administering the survey on behalf of Engage Nova Scotia. 

By beginning the survey, you acknowledge that you have read this information as well as the “Consent and Information Release” and understand and accept the proposed uses of the survey information you will be providing.

About the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW)

The CIW is based in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo and, through its research and policy recommendations, it aims to promote wellbeing and improve the quality of life of all Canadians.

About the survey

The survey has been designed to gather information concerning the eight domains that the CIW has identified as critical to our overall wellbeing: community vitality, healthy populations, democratic engagement, the environment, leisure and culture, education, living standards, and time use. The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete, and provides a comprehensive look at all aspects of wellbeing for residents living in the province of Nova Scotia.Teal image with CIW domain names

Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary and involves only the completion of this online questionnaire. All of the information that you provide in the survey will be kept strictly confidential. You are not asked for your name or address at any point during the survey.  The data gathered will be presented in a report that will summarize the findings of the survey and will be made available to the public by Engage Nova Scotia.

All the findings will be reported at a level of geography that will not identify individuals (e.g., for any of our regions or for Nova Scotia as a whole). Additional protections and rights are described in the “Consent and Information Release”

This project has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee (ORE#41005). Canada Post prepared the mailing list for the survey invitation letters and then delivered this directly to a printer who signed an agreement to keep these details confidential. Neither Engage Nova Scotia, nor the Canadian Index of Wellbeing has access to the names and addresses. If you have any questions for the Committee, please contact the Office of Research Ethics at 1-519-888-4567, ext. 36005 or

Thank you again for taking part in the Nova Scotia Quality of Life Survey!

For a paper version of the survey (in English or French) or for general information about the survey or about Engage Nova Scotia, call 902-407-2582 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm ADT) or email

If you have any questions about or encounter any difficulties with the online survey, please contact the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, toll-free at 1-844-417-6277 or at ciw.kai@uwaterloo.caFor more information about the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, go to