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As part of Civil Society, how the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) is leading change

As part of Civil Society, how the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) is leading change
The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) goes beyond narrow economic measures like GDP and provides Canada’s only national index that measures wellbeing across a wide spectrum of domains. The work of CIW extends beyond Canada; both methods and models of the index have been used across the world by organisations developing more comprehensive measures of progress. As a leader in the “beyond GDP” movement, the CIW is promoting a dialogue of the future of measurement and the application of these indicators to policy.

Over the last decade, organisations around the world have been developing new indicators of progress that look beyond GDP and economic growth in measuring wellbeing. To date, the progress discourse has focused on the development of new measures and methodologies to gauge wellbeing at the local, national and international levels. Today, a new conversation is taking place: now that we have newer and smarter measures of progress, how can they be applied to policy? One of the leading organisations in the progress movement, the CIW, invites you to join this conversation and have your say in the next global phase of measuring what matters and in finding out how these indicators are going to be used at the policy level.

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