Wellbeing Canada’s mission is to improve Wellbeing for all Canadians through the development of a shared Vision for Canadian Wellbeing, advocating for and supporting the creation and adoption of Canadian Wellbeing Strategy, Wellbeing Policy Framework , Science-Policy Interface, Shared Multi-Disciplinary Research Agenda, Wellbeing Outcome/Impact Model, Wellbeing Reporting, an approach for Wellbeing-Based Budgeting, and a shared trans-disciplinary / integrated Wellbeing Practice-Intervention KnowledgeBase
To accomplish all of the above activities requires a trans-disciplinary approach with participation from a variety of groups, entities and fields. Fields include positive psychology, eco-psychology, psychology, sociology, economics, organizational design and others. Groups and entities include all Canadians, all regions of Canada, all five levels of government (community, municipal, provincial, federal, and interfaces with global governance entities), private enterprise, all levels of academia, and civil society organizations.
For Wellbeing Canada to fulfill the mission of improving the Wellbeing of all Canadians it will require the creation of a movement and the contribution and advancement of many fields. This means that a primary focus of Well-being Canada will be movement building and field building. There are systematic approaches to doing both movement building and field building that Wellbeing Canada will be using to achieve its mission, desired outcomes, impacts and ultimately its shared vision.
Wellbeing of an individual, group, community, business, city /town municipality, region, country or the world is contributed to through many factors. The economics world and many reporting approaches use the term multi-capitalism to label the factor categories – financial, built (infrastructure), human, social, and environmental. This is just one perspective that will be broadened, tested and refined as Well-being Canada moves forward on defining and creating the following initiatives:
- Shared Vision for Canadian Wellbeing,
- Canadian Wellbeing Strategy,
- Wellbeing Policy Framework,
- Wellbeing Outcome/Impact Model (Logic Model),
- Wellbeing Reporting
- Wellbeing-Based Budgeting
- Wellbeing Literacy
- Wellbeing Culture
- Wellbeing Community
- Wellbeing Practice-Intervention KnowledgeBase
- Wellbeing Body of Knowledge (Wellbeing BOK)