As we’ve mentioned in the past, we’re in the process of designing and testing a new way of evaluating health and success from a wholistic perspective, as designed through input from residents and families living in the North End community.
By creating the NEWM alongside the community, we’re able to better define wellness from a locally-driven, strength-based perspective, rather than imposing a predetermined definition of wellness and possibly missing the mark. The NEWM also takes into consideration all aspects of self, much like the teachings of the medicine wheel, in order to evaluate wellbeing from a wholistic lens.
We currently have a team of data collectors visiting North End organizations on a daily basis in order to collect surveys to test out this new tool. They’re looking to connect with residents who have children under the age of 18, and participants will get a $15 gift card to Walmart for taking the time to talk with us and fill out a survey.
Here’s a list of places our data collectors will be visiting over the next few weeks:
Nov 3 – Andrews Street Family Centre from 11 am to 3 pm
Nov 4 – North Point Douglas Women’s Centre from 10 am to 3 pm
Nov 6 – North Point Douglas Women’s Centre from 10 am to 3 pm
Nov 7 – Indigenous Family Centre (time TBA)
Nov 9 – Andrews Street Family Centre from 11 am to 3 pm
If you’re not able to drop-in during any of these dates/times you can also contact Marsha at (204) 510-2466 and arrange to take the survey at another time.