Peg Social Vitality Survey: Just what’s a “community indicator”, anyway?

Peg is a system of community indicators for Winnipeg.Many Winnipeggers wonder if our city is getting stronger, if all our efforts towards change are making a difference.

Looking at the places where we experience progress helps us look forward to where we’re going and make course corrections if we’re not achieving results.

Peg is Winnipeg’s community indicator system for doing just that. Tracking information that helps us understand our well-being as a city, Peg takes available data and compiles it into useful, easy-to-understand graphs. This helps us to identify things we need to focus on, where we need to work together for a stronger city by showing changes to these statistics over time.

Peg is also unique in that it not only uses statistics and data but also stories to paint the picture of our wellbeing. We are the first community indicator system internationally to take this approach.

What makes our city feel alive?

One of the areas Peg is tracking is “social vitality,” or the energy of our city. To help the researchers at Peg understand what Winnipeggers care about in terms of social vitality, they’ve put together a very short survey.

Feel free to contribute by sharing the survey on Facebook and Twitter, lending your thoughts, or offering a story about what you think makes Winnipeg feel alive.

Your responses may help shape what indicators get measured over time, leading to better targeted, more effective social programs and community investments.

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