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