We believe that if we treasure it, we should measure it. And that’s particularly true when it comes to quality of life.

That’s why Engage Nova Scotia is working with the Canadian Index of Wellbeing to introduce a more complete way to measure progress and encourage collaboration across sectors.

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  • In phase one, we will release the first Nova Scotia Quality of Life Index. It will describe how we’ve performed as a province compared to Canada over the past 20 years.
  • In phase two, we will conduct Canada’s first province-wide Quality of Life Survey. More than 6000 Nova Scotians will tell us how they feel they are doing across eight key domains.

What’s different about this approach is that it measures the full range of things Nova Scotians value – economic, social and environmental – in a way that can help us see connections and make better decisions.

But it’s about more than just data.

We want to spark conversations about what matters that lead to actions that make a difference. That’s why we will engage as many individuals and organizations as possible to understand the results, and provide training about how to work with it.

This is about who we are as a people.

We think that measuring quality of life says something distinctive about what we value. And that our willingness to work together makes this a better place to live.

Contact us directly to find out more.