Why are we here?

In 2017, we are designing and launching a Canadian Index of Child and Youth Well-Being (CY-INDEX). The CY-INDEX Advisory Reference Group will collaborate with UNICEF Canada and the Canadian Index of Wellbeing/University of Waterloo (CIW/UW) to “domesticate” the UNICEF Index of Child and Youth Well-Being and build a better barometer.

The kick-off session will provide participants with an opportunity to meaningful contribute and collaborate with their peers to:

  • Explore why we are taking on this initiative

  • Develop a set of principles to guide how we work together

  • Understand what the future looks like, in terms of what it looks like when we are successful and what our next steps are

 

How Does Online Participation work?

Welcome to our Web Broadcast of today's Index for Canadian Child Wellbeing kick-off session! We have a number of activities planned for this session and we're looking forward to your participation. We have a group of participants who have physically gathered at Overlap's offices in Kitchener as well as a number of online participants joining you.

We'll all be following along with Brooke, our in-person facilitator, who will also provide instructions for online participants as we begin each activity. You'll also have an online facilitator, Ryan, who will move you through activities as they get started, and who can answer any of your questions as they come up throughout the session. 

 

Agenda:

1:00 PM     Web Broadcast begins

1:15 PM     Project Vision: Why is it important that Canada has an Index of Child and Youth Wellbeing?

2:00 PM     Design Principles: Feedback on the guiding principle we will use

2:20 PM     Process: How might we build the Index? 

3:15 PM     Success Criteria: It's the year 2030 and the Index has been wildly successful... What happened? 

4:00 PM     Web Broadcast ends

Note: all times are in EDT

 

 

WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE? (BEFORE 1 PM)

Before the broadcast officially begins, you can use the chat function in the Webex program to send any questions you have about the UNICEF Index of Child and Youth Well-Being. We will try to answer as many questions as we can during the event. A Q&A document will be sent as a follow to respond to any question we aren't able to get to.

 

WELCOME (1 PM)

Use the following slides to follow along with the introduction.

 

PROJECT VISION (1:15 PM)

"Why is it important that Canada has an Index of Child and Youth Wellbeing?"

Write down your responses on a list. Then share your favourite three responses, rephrasing them in 3–5 words, using the chat function in the Webex program.

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DESIGN PRINCIPLES (2 PM)

We have ten draft design principles. More information on the design principle can be found in the document provided for today's session.

  1. Ethical
  2. Evolutionary/Sustainable
  3. Integrated
  4. Disaggregated/Unified
  5. Rights-Respecting
  6. Child-focused
  7. Reconciliatory
  8. Transformative
  9. Distinct
  10. Fit for Purpose

Use the feedback form below to list the things you like, would improve, questions you have, and new ideas you have. If the feedback is specific to a single design principle, please include the number associated with that principle.

Please submit your responses before moving on to the next activity.

 

PROCESS (2:20 PM)

We know the future we want to get to and where we are today. If you were to test an index with a certain demographic group, how would you do it?

Please distinguish Milestones, Opportunities, and Risks with an (m), (o), or (r) at the end of each idea. 

Please choose one you feel most associated with

Please submit your responses before moving on to the next activity.

 

Success Criteria (3:15 PM)

It’s 2030 and the Index has been wildly successful. What happened?

Write down your responses on a list. Then share your top three responses, rephrasing them in 3–5 words, using the chat function in the Webex program.

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS (AFTER THE BROADCAST ENDS)

What other questions, comments, or ideas do you have to share?

Please submit your responses before leaving the page.