The Full Report offers a high-level view of how Saskatchewan is really doing, exploring strengths and challenges within each of the 8 domains, with the aim to spark new questions, foster serious conversations, and prompt new collaborations.
The Technical Report contains supplemental data and is an ideal resource if you are looking to dive deeper into the results after reading through the full report.
The Abstract provides a quick, 3-page overview of the 8 domains and trends in Saskatchewan – a helpful document to share in meetings as a jumping off point to start important conversations.
The Summary Report provides an overview on how the people of Saskatchewan are faring.
The PowerPoint provides a general overview of the report and is a good foundation for kicking off important conversations.
The FAQ Document responds to a variety of questions around the Saskatchewan Index of Wellbeing report.
The Saskatchewan Index of Wellbeing (SIW) provides a high-level view of how Saskatchewan is really doing, exploring strengths and challenges within 8 inter-connected domains.
The Saskatchewan Index of Wellbeing (SIW) report ‘How are residents of Saskatchewan really doing?’ is based on the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW). This national resource measures progress over time in 8 nationally identified domains of life that affect the wellbeing of Canadians and, provides trends for each domain and compares those trends to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The SIW utilizes the same domains and indicators, with Saskatchewan-specific data, to provide a comparable portrait for the province.
The SIW provides a framework for understanding wellbeing and the factors that contribute to not just individual wellbeing, but our wellbeing as a province. Heritage Saskatchewan and the Community Initiatives Fund partnered to develop the SIW based on the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) framework with the goal to promote evidence based decision-making that reflects the values and responds to the needs of Saskatchewan’s citizens.
The report finds that while wellbeing in Saskatchewan has improved at a rate exceeding Canada as a whole, the gap between GDP and wellbeing has increased. Based on those insights, governments at all levels can begin to develop a wellbeing framework, which they can then utilize in their policy direction, budgets and fiscal reports. Regardless of the indicators chosen to create a framework, utilizing a wellbeing framework encourages collaborative, multi-sectoral approaches to community planning and policy development.