Community Survey

Help shape the future of wellbeing in Waterloo Region by taking the Wellbeing Waterloo Region Survey.

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Take the Wellbeing Waterloo Region Survey now.

Help shape happy and healthy communities in Waterloo Region

Help shape the future priorities and identify where change is needed most in our community.  Just 30 minutes of your time to complete the anonymous survey will help to inform future priorities and direct where change is needed most to achieve the highest quality of life for residents in Waterloo Region.

It is our community. Together we can make Waterloo Region a better place to live, work, play and connect.

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Our wellbeing and quality of life is about:
• Being safe, healthy and feeling connected to the people and places around us.
• The quality of our neighbourhoods, parks and the natural environment.
• Being able to express ourselves fully and participate in the activities that we love.
• Access to food and shelter and having the necessities for daily life.
• The health of our community and our relationships.

Help us shape the future of wellbeing in Waterloo Region. Have one person from your household 16 years of age or older take the survey.

Help us promote the survey!

You can help us by encouraging your co-workers, clients you work with neighbours, friends and family to complete the survey.  There are many prizes that participants can win!  But the best prize is that the more surveys we have completed, the more we can learn about how to make this the happiest and healthiest community! Visit the link Promotion page for resources and images to use in the promotion of the survey.

Why a community wide wellbeing survey?

The purpose of the survey is to provide detailed information on the quality of life of residents in Waterloo Region. The Survey will follow the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) framework and will generate data designed to gather perceptions of residents concerning a variety of aspects linked to each of the CIWs eight domains of overall wellbeing: community vitality, healthy populations, democratic engagement, the environment, leisure and culture, education, living standards, and time use. It also provides opportunities for assessing the degree to which various subgroups in the population compare on their wellbeing.

The survey results will be used to help direct change where it is needed most to achieve the highest quality of life for residents in Waterloo Region.


Residents will have an opportunity to complete the survey from April 16 – August 3, 2018. The results will be analyzed and shared with key partners more broadly with the public in late fall.

Community leaders will use the data for strategic planning and to make informed decisions on strategies to improve quality of life outcomes and to monitor progress.

This survey is being sponsored by the following organizations: