Coming in 2018 – Updated Child & Youth Wellbeing Dashboard! Indicators will be directly linked to the Shared Goals for Children and Youth in Waterloo Region.
Currently, there are four indicators on the Dashboard: Fundamental Needs, Health, Learning and Relationships.View each category separately or go straight to the interactive map.
The Child Wellbeing Dashboard is a user-friendly platform housing data on indicators of child wellbeing in Waterloo Region. The Child Wellbeing Dashboard is connected to an interactive map of neighbourhoods across the region, this allows users to visualize the differences between neighbourhoods to better understand the strengths and needs in the communities in which they live and serve.
A system of shared measurement is essential for communities to track and report their changes and progress. When a system of shared measurement is determined by members of the community, they come to a consensus on concerns, successes, goals and what indicates progress, and this aligns them in their efforts to make positive changes. The Child Wellbeing Dashboard contains pieces of data which have been designated as ‘indicators’ of child wellbeing, helping us to understand child wellbeing and to measure our progress towards our six goals for children and youth in this regard. As such, the Child Wellbeing Dashboard is useful as part of a systematic approach to understanding our community for planning, understanding and evaluation.