According to a few indicators Canadians are not a happy bunch. 

The Canadian Index of Wellbeing at the University of Waterloo measures eight key areas of life[1].  It shows a 24.0% drop between 2008 and 2010 even while gross domestic product (GDP) shows increases.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has a new measure – The Better Life Index.  Between 2011 (the first year for the measure) and 2012 (the index was revised) Canada fell from second spot to sixth.  What is even more concerning is that Canadians are indicating their lack of work-life balance.  Canadians put much less time into leisure and personal care than they do into their work.

Measuring and reporting on the right things will help Canadians become aware of ways to improve their life satisfaction.

 



[1] https://uwaterloo.ca/canadian-index-wellbeing/