Community well-being is the presence of high levels of health and quality of life across the social and environmental domains. Community well-being inititatives can effectively measure the health, quality of life and sustainability of communities across social, environmental and economic dimensions.
Measuring Progress on Climate Change Adaptation: Lessons from the Community Well-being Analogue
This project (sponsored by Natural Resources Canada) used examples from community well-being initiatives to provide valuable lessons for the measurement of progress and effective adaptation to climate change. Adaptation is a process, action or outcome within a community that allows it to better cope with, manage or adjust to changing conditions, hazards or opportunities. While measuring the impact of climate change adaptation strategies is in an early stage of development, measuring similar activities within community well-being is well developed across Canada and internationally through the use of indicators and associated measures.