Based on the advice of the Steering Committee, we shared the results of the NEWM with the community to share their feedback on the tool as well as the things that they felt were most important for measuring wellbeing.
We shared the results with the Project’s Parent, Research & Evaluation, and Community Leadership Guide Groups, as well as at four community events between May and August 2019.
Data was collected across the community using three main methods, guided by survey team members.
1. Paper survey
2. Direct computer entry 3. Telephone interview
Initially survey respondents were offered a monthly draw for cash prizes. Later, respondents were given a $15 gift card, made possible through FNHSSM’s partnership with the DEVOTION network.
A total of 558 surveys were collected.
Data collection team hired and trained
Four First Nations youth were recruited to conduct data collection across the community.
Initial tool development
An adapted measurement tool was first refined with community stakeholders in a series of meetings, eventually becoming the North End Wellbeing Measure (NEWM). The NEWM was then tested with The Winnipeg Boldness Project’s Parent Guide Group. The sections of the survey tool were: Demographics, Employment and Education, Independence and Inter-dependence, Cultural Foundations, and Quality of Life.
Winnipeg Boldness and FNHSSM agree to develop and test the NEWBM
The Steering Committee agreed that adapting an existing measurement tool would be best. FNHSSM agreed to share their work with developing and implementing similar tools with First Nations communities. The Winnipeg Boldness Project provided part of the funding, co-supervised data collection and coordination, and connected the team with community networks.