Shift the Conversation: Environment - Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre

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The environment domain of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) explores the collective responsibility of Ontarians in protecting, managing or revitalizing the quality and sustainability of environmental resources. When it comes to this domain, trends shown in the CIW Ontario composite report: How are Ontarians Really doing? do not paint a healthy future for the environment.

Community Health & Wellbeing series to launch #CHWW2014

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In the weeks leading up to Community Health and Wellbeing Week AOHC will feature a series of stories that describe the work of community-governed primary care centres addressing the domains of life that have a major impact on health and wellbeing. The need to take action was highlighted recently in the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) Ontario composite report: How are Ontarians Really doing? Our stories will demonstrate how AOHC member centres are leading by example with community initiatives that are improving these domains of life.

Community Health and Wellbeing Summer Institute: Report back day 1

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Today marks Day 1 of the Community Health and Wellbeing Summer Institute taking place at Lakehead University’s Orillia Campus. Approximately 50 representatives from Ontario’s Community-Governed Primary Health Centres and the Association of Ontario Health Centres gathered to unpack ways to enhance community health and wellbeing development practices and community initiatives.

Ontario’s Community Health Centres team up with Canadian Index of Wellbeing to address root causes of illness

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(Orillia, Ontario)-  With a generous grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) and its member centres will continue their partnership with the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW), one of the world’s leading instruments to measure societal progress

Using the CIW to Shift the Conversation about Health and Wellbeing

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In June 2007, I heard Roy Romanow speak about the CIW at the annual Association of Ontario Health Centres conference, and I got REALLY excited! For the first time ever, I felt there was a systematic, evidence-based, credible tool that – despite its national scope - could readily and appropriately be applied to the community level; a tool that could measure the type of work that our CHC does in partnership with so many other agencies and groups (many of which are not health service providers), and by extension, to then drive needed change.

Café Scientifique: The Canadian Index of Wellbeing: How are Ontarians Really Doing?

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On Wednesday April 30th, a CIHR Café Scientifique discussion was held in Waterloo, Ontario, where a panel of two health researchers and two community health agency practitioners conversed with the local community about how the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) can be utilized to monitor and enhance the health and wellbeing of Ontarians. This panel included AOHC's own Denise Squire, Executive Director of Woolwich Community Health Centre (WCHC) who provided practical examples of utilizing the CIW.

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