Canadian Index of Wellbeing Reports

The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW)'s vision is to enable all Canadians to share in the highest wellbeing status by identifying, developing and publicizing statistical measures that offer clear, valid and regular reporting on progress toward wellbeing goals and outcomes Canadians seek as a nation.

The CIW's mission is to conduct rigorous research related to, and regularly and publicly report on, the quality of life of Canadians. Encourage policy shapers and government leaders to make decisions based on solid evidence; and empower Canadians to advocate for change that responds to their needs and values.

The CIW's objectives are to promote a shared vision of what really constitutes sustainable wellbeing and the elements that contribute to or detract from it; measure national progress toward, or movement away from, achieving that vision; understand and promote awareness of why society is moving in the direction it is moving; stimulate discussion about the types of policies, programs, and activities that would move us closer and faster toward achieving wellbeing; give Canadians tools to promote wellbeing with policy shapers and decision makers; inform policy by helping policy shapers and decision makers to understand the consequences of their actions for Canadian wellbeing; and empower Canadians to compare their wellbeing both with others within Canada and those around the world.

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