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News and Updates

Comparative profile of wellbeing report released

"A Profile of Wellbeing in Oxford County with Comparisons to Ontario and Canada" was released in April 2018.The report evaluates Oxford County's level of wellbeing in relation to other locations – the West Region of Ontario, the province overall, and Canada– to identifyOxford County's strengths and provideinsight into areas for improvement that serves asguidance for future work.

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Building on the Oxford Community Wellbeing Survey

Service providers, businesses and groups met on Feb 22 to discuss how to use the Oxford Community Wellbeing Survey results to serve our community better.

Download Dr. Bryan Smale's presentation

Download the Community Wellbeing Survey reports

Download the Oxford Community Wellbeing Survey placemat

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About Community Oxford

Community Oxford is part of the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan, with  goals to create a community that is accessible, knowledgeable and creative. 

To start, the Community Oxford Committee will be looking at objectives like ensuring quality health care, housing and healthy food are available to all citizens. 

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Current Projects

Community Wellbeing Survey final report

In spring 2016, just over 11,000 randomly selected households-- representing 25% of all County households-- were invited to take part in the Oxford County Community Wellbeing Survey. The survey, administered by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, will be used to help set meaningful targets in the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan.

The survey's final report, shared with Oxford County Council on December 14, 2016, is a snapshot of the wellbeing of our citizens in areas such as education opportunities, job satisfaction, health behaviours and perceptions, community involvement, the environment, and much more. The survey also maps wellbeing themes—like quality of work and environmental concerns-- to the sustainability plan’s community, environment and economy pillars.

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, Future Oxford through Community Oxford hosted a community leader meeting at the Fusion Youth Activity & Technology Centre in Ingersoll.

Featuring a debrief of the 2016 Community Wellbeing Survey from Dr. Bryan Smale, Canadian Index of Wellbeing, the meeting was an opportunity for service providers, businesses and groups to discuss how to work together to understand the wealth of information in the survey reports, and how to use those results to serve our community better. More

In March 2018, a comparative report, "A Profile of Wellbeing in Oxford County with Comparisons to Ontario and Canada" was released. The report evaluates Oxford County's level of wellbeing in relation to other locations across Ontario and Canada, identifying Oxford's strengths and providing guidance for future work. More

Committee

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Community Oxford Committee

Chair: Rick Cox, Director, Recreation, Culture & Parks,
Town of Tillsonburg

Members:

Andrea Brown
Manager, Fusion Youth Activity & Technology Centre

Bill McKinnon
Oxford County Trustee and Chair, Thames Valley District School Board

Kelly Gilson
Executive Director, United Way Oxford

Lisa Lanthier 
Manager, Human Services, County of Oxford

Mary-Anne Murphy 
Cultural Coordinator, Oxford Creative Connections

Natalie Surridge
Program Director, Oxford Workforce Development Partnership

Peter Crockett 
CAO, County of Oxford

Randy Peltz
Executive Director, Woodstock and Area Community Health Centre

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