Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW)

Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began: 1999
Year of Last Input: 2016
Last Updated: Jul 28 2017
Project Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
State / Province:
Lead Organization:
Canadian Index of Wellbeing
Type of Organization:
Educational Organization

Geographic Scope

Municipality, State/Province, National

Issue Areas

Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Other, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Population


The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) regularly reports on the quality of life of Canadians – nationally, provincially, and locally – and advocates for social change that reflects our values and places wellbeing at the heart of policy. The CIW is a conceptual framework drawing on a broad spectrum of domains of life that has the potential to create an ongoing national dialogue that will influence how Canadians think, feel, and act with regard to their wellbeing and the wellbeing of their communities. And, it is a tool that is measuring what matters to Canadians by tracking wellbeing from year to year.

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Reporting Format

Bi- or Tri-Annual Report

Project Contact:

Bryan Smale
Canadian Index of Wellbeing, University of Waterloo - Educational Organization
Waterloo Ontario Canada

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