This is about who we are as people.

This isn’t about where we are now. It’s about where we can be if we pay attention to the things that matter to us most.

Many people think there is something special about the quality of life in Nova Scotia. And while that is clearly true for some, it’s definitely not for all.

Nova Scotia is the first province in the country to undertake an exercise this substantial. Understanding why some are doing well and others aren’t will lead to better choices and new collaborations.

The 2018 Index Report already allows us to shine a light on our strengths and challenges as a province. The 2019 Survey goes much deeper.

so What’s Different About This Survey?

  • Perhaps the biggest difference is that Local Leadership Teams are already mobilized to ensure the survey results lead to concrete action in each of the 10 regions of the province.

  • The survey explores topics that often get forgotten when we consider what makes us healthy, happy and fulfilled – like loneliness, discrimination, life satisfaction, work-life balance, and healthy work conditions.

  • For those who identify as being part of a marginalized population or “visible minority,” this shines a new light on their challenges and opportunities because of the high sample size.


Click to hear directly from some of the people looking forward to working with this new approach.

And everyday Nova Scotians describing what quality of life means to them