Connecting with Canadians

Research Area:

Quality of Life in Canada

Beginning in late 1999, CPRN undertook the task of creating a prototype set of national Quality of Life Indicators, to reflect the range of issues that truly matter to citizens.

In the Fall of 2000, 350 Canadians took part in 40 different dialogue groups in 21 towns and cities across Canada and discussed what mattered to them in terms of quality of life. The results of those dialogues led directly to the production of a prototype set of national quality of life indicators. The prototype consists of nine themes and forty indicators. The indicators help to create a common language for dialogue among and between the public, private and voluntary sectors. This leads to a more balanced discussion of public priorities that takes account of social, economic, environmental, and other dimensions.

In September 2002, we released Quality of Life in Canada: A Citizens' Report Card. The Report Card and a background report, commissioned by CPRN, draw on a variety of data sources to assess how Canadians have fared over the last ten years with respect to each of the 40 indicators of quality of life identified in the dialogue process.



Publications:

Title Type Publishedsort desc.
Workshop on Quality of Life Other 8 Aug 2003
Quality of Life in Canada: A Citizens' Report Card Research Report 3 Sep 2002
Quality of Life in Canada: A Citizens' Report Card - Background Report Research Report 3 Sep 2002
Asking Citizens What Matters for Quality of Life in Canada: A Rural Lens Research Report 1 Nov 2001
Asking Citizens What Matters for Quality of Life in Canada - Results of CPRN's Public Dialogue Process Research Report 2 Apr 2001
Indicators of Quality of Life in Canada: A Citizens' Prototype Research Report 2 Apr 2001
Quality of Life: What Matters to Canadians - Lessons Learned Research Report 2 Apr 2001
Learning from Citizens What Matters for Quality of Life - Final Report on the December 12, 2001 QOLIP Workshop Other 12 Dec 2000
A Sampling of Community- and Citizen-driven Quality of Life/Societal Indicator Projects Research Report 7 Mar 2000
A Survey of Indicators of Economic and Social Well-being Research Report 7 Mar 2000
Review of Canadian Quality of Life Survey Data Research Report 15 Sep 1999