Nova Scotia Quality of Life – Measuring What Matters

Yesterday Engage Nova Scotia organized a Quality of Life event in Halifax tagged Nova Scotia Quality of Life #NSQualityofLife #MeasuringWhatMatters.

Another one is scheduled to hold today in Dartmouth, details is below, try to make it a date.

I was in attendance for the Halifax event.

Nova Scotia is said to be the first province in the Canada to undertake an exercise this substantial.

The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW), a national organization is Engage Nova Scotia’s primary research partner on this initial phase of work. The CIW regularly reports on the quality of life of Canadians – nationally, provincially, and locally – and advocates for change that reflects our values and places wellbeing at the heart of policy. They are recognized globally as one of the leading organizations measuring wellbeing.

Nova Scotia Community College is the community outreach partner for the project. NSCC’s mission is: Building Nova Scotia’s economy and quality of life through education and innovation.

The Measuring What Matters event held at Pier 21 in Halifax. There was refreshments and networking. I saw few friends and met other amazing people.

The following were the panelists for the Halifax panel discussion and they shared great insights and thoughts:

-Frank Palermo (Planning & Designing Centre)

-Miriam Zitner (Halifax Innovation District)

-Meghan McMorris (Ecology Action Centre)

-Marc Almon (Culture Link)

The #NSQualityOfLife Survey invitations will begin landing in mailboxes of Nova Scotians in the first week of May. Have your say! Tell the team what quality of life in Nova Scotia means to you, your family, and your friends. #MeasuringWhatMatters

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the survey once received. Engage Nova Scotia says the information from the survey will be compiled and prepared into regional reports for release in early 2020. The reports will then serve as the foundation for innovative approaches to priority setting and planning at a local level for years to come.

I had a nice time and I was glad to have attended. I’m quite impressed with the initiatives of Engage Nova Scotia.

They are also in charge of the Share Thanksgiving event that takes places around Thanksgiving Day. My family and I took part in the 2016 edition, where we were matched with the awesome Allen family, a family that has been impactful in our stay in Nova Scotia.

Engage Nova Scotia once invited me to speak at one of their events so as to share my experience about the Share Thanksgiving event because they had read my blog post about the event and it was such an honour. They once asked me to appear on a TV program as well but I could not make it. It feels really good to be a part of the Engage Nova Scotia family and I commend all they do to make Nova Scotia a better place to live in.

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