Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

The Jacksonville Community Council (JCCI) understands indicators and community change, with more than 25 years of producing the annual Quality of Life Progress Report for Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida region, and two decades of helping other communities develop their own sustainable indicators projects. JCCI consultants give you the information you need to measure progress, identify priorities for action, and assess results.

I'd like to talk with you personally about how we can help. E-mail me at
ben@jcci.org, call (904) 396-3052, or visit CommunityWorks for more information. From San Antonio to Siberia, we're ready and willing to assist.


Friday, September 7, 2007

Child Indicators for Canada

Here's a press release from the Canadian Education Association:

The Well-Being of Canada's Young Children

In September 2000, the Government of Canada and provincial and territorial governments reached an agreement to improve and expand the services and programs they provide for children under 6 years of age and their families. In an effort to promote accountability, the federal government committed to report regularly to Canadians on a common set of indicators of young children’s well-being. This report develops a comprehensive portrait of child wellbeing, examining physical and emotional health, safety and security, and early development in addition to providing an overview of the families and communities in which children live.

The Well-Being of Canada's Young Children, Government of Canada Report 2006

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