Child and Youth Well-Being: How Does Our Community Measure Up?
The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Report Card Coalition is a group of community service providers in Wellington County, the County of Dufferin and the City of Guelph. The Coalition is committed to raising the profile of children in our communities by collecting data, examining trends, and reporting on the state of their well-being. The Coalition has published three major report cards and is getting set to launch an online data portal that will allow community services providers access to vast amounts of data at their fingertips. Data in the new online portal will be organized according to the five domains of well-being contained in our framework. The five domains include Education, Living Environment, Health, Safety and Social Relationships.
In order to develop this portal, over the last two years, the Core Indicators Advisory Committee was tasked with developing a locally-produced framework of child well-being. The group reviewed vast amounts of literature, local, national, and international frameworks, and spoke to experts in a variety of fields to develop a Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Framework of Child Well-Being. This presentation highlights some of the data from each of the five domains. Trends, areas of success and of need will be examined.