Community Vitality: a report of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing


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Year of Publication:
2010

Publisher(s):
Canadian Council on Social Development

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

The goal of this concept paper by the Canadian Council on Social Development is to discuss alternative conceptualizations of “community vitality” and its component parts and to propose an initial set of measures for inclusion in this domain of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW).

To this end, the paper presents and discusses different definitions of community vitality and its key components; sets out key assumptions to assist in the selection of specific measures; develops a conceptual model of community vitality that lays out specific sub domains of community vitality and potential indicators under each; and provides a list of initial headline indicators in order to move the development of the community vitality domain forward.

The development of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) is being undertaken by a number of researchers and organizations across Canada, under the direction of the Atkinson Charitable Foundation. The proposed Index focuses on eight domains that affect the wellbeing of Canadians, including: living standards; time management; healthy populations; democratic engagement; educated populace; ecosystem health; arts, culture and recreation; and community vitality.



Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Canadian Council on Social Development (2010). Community Vitality: a report of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing. Canada:Canadian Council on Social Development.