Today, the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) launched its 3rd national report: How are Canadians Really doing? Examining eight domains of wellbeing from 1994 to 2014, the report concludes:
There is a massive gap between Canadians’ wellbeing and GDP, and it has continued to grow since the 2008 recession. While the recession dealt a short term blow to the economy, it stole our leisure time, our volunteer time, our living standards, even our sleep – and we never got these things we value, back.
The Sisters of Providence Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office applauds the first change in policy direction noted in the report on page 6: Page 6: “a universal basic income embedded within the social safety net.”