Check out our resources to see how you can put the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) to work. In this section you will find our reports, toolkit, more information about the Be Well survey, as well as an opportunity to dive deeper into one of the core domains of the CIW through our belonging guide.
Measuring What Matters: How the Canadian Index of Wellbeing can improve quality of life in Ontario concept paper lays the foundation for why we need to shift the conversation about health and wellbeing. It outlines how the CIW can be applied at the provincial, regional and local level and offers examples of how it is already being put into action by municipal governments, funders and a significant number of Community Health Centres. Read the paper.
What is belonging? Why is it important for good health? And what can organizations do to increase it? The belonging guide answers these questions and features leading examples of initiatives and programs that help to cultivate relationships and community connections. Have a look at our online belonging guide.
The Be Well Survey
The Be Well survey helps organizations deepen their understanding of the people and communities they serve by asking questions that touch on all eight domains of the CIW. The survey findings help to improve clinical intake for complex clients, inform effective health promotion and community initiatives as well as support advocacy and policy work. Read more about the initiative.