We are measuring happiness across the Cowichan Region. The Happiness Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to energizing organizations to engage in the happiness movement, defines happiness in terms of one's satisfaction with the circumstances of their life. These circumstances include community, social support, work, standard of living, time balance, environment, culture, government, and psychological well-being. Using the Happiness Index survey, we are able to gain comprehensive and scientifically valid wellbeing data to understand how the Cowichan community measures happiness, finds happiness, and how the Cowichan Region's happiness compares to towns and cities around the world. This is especially important to monitor in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as loneliness, financial insecurity, and pre-existing mental health conditions became more exposed during times of social isolation. By taking the 12 minute anonymous survey, you contribute to an understanding of happiness that helps guide our society for present and future sustainable happiness.
There are many social, environmental and economic changes occurring in the Cowichan Region as well as all over the world. We want to hear the perspective of youth on issues such as safety, the environment, transportation, health, reconciliation with Indigenous communities and community building.
As a youth in the Cowichan Region, you are being asked by community researchers at Social Planning Cowichan to describe how you engage in your community. This survey is completely voluntary. Please skip any questions you do not feel comfortable answering and provide as much detail as you would like. Thank you so much for your participation!
As community members of the Cowichan Valley, you are being asked by community researchers at Social Planning Cowichan to share your perceptions on different aspects of the community. This survey is completely voluntary. Please answer as many questions as you choose and provide as much detail as you would like. Those who participate will be entered to win a $50 grocery store gift card. Thank you so much for your participation!