Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Asking Citizens What Matters for Quality of Life in Canada: A Rural Lens

by Rebecca Marland, Joseph Michalski

The results of a series of public dialogue discussions held across Canada in October 2000 reveal that Canadians agree that tracking the quality of life in Canada is a worthwhile endeavour and identify several common elements that they believe should be monitored. There appears to be widespread agreement among Canadians that the general recipe for a healthy quality of life must include certain key ingredients, even though the recommended "amounts" vary to some degree. This variation is revealed somewhat through a qualitative look at the dialogues in terms of a rural cluster analysis. 

Release Date: 1 Nov 2001
Number of pages: 56
Document number: 8692