How Are Canadians Really Doing? CIW 2016 National Index Report Being Released

Save the date: 2016 national index report being released November 22nd 

“Is our overall quality of life getting better or worse? Are we getting closer or moving farther away from realizing the kind of Canada we want to live in?

The 2012 Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) composite report shows in the seventeen year period from 1994 to 2010, Canada’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by a robust 28.9% while our quality of life only improved by a very modest 5.7%. Further, it reveals that the decline in our wellbeing continues despite subsequent economic recovery.

The findings uncover some troubling truths about the connection between our economy and our wellbeing. When Canada’s economy was thriving, Canadians saw only modest improvements in their overall quality of life, but when the economy faltered our wellbeing took a disproportionate step backward. It begs the question: Are our governments truly responding to the needs and values of everyday Canadians?”

For more information about the release of the 2016 national index report, please following the link:  https://uwaterloo.ca/canadian-index-wellbeing/what-we-do/how-it-works/our-index

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