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The Federation Of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Quality Of Life Indicators

FCM is currently developing a Quality of Life reporting system which will provide municipalities with a critical tool. The Quality of Life Indicators Reports are expected to provide municipal governments with a useful and sustainable tool to:



- monitor for the success of programs and services designed to sustain and improve quality of life on the local level;

- plan and set priorities for local needs and growth; and

- reinforce the need for a new vision of intergovernmental relations wherein the efforts of all governments are harmonized to achieve best results in the quality of life for Canadians.



A master template for the Quality of Life reporting system has been developed and work has begun on the design of specific indicators and report formats for local and aggregate quality of life reports.



In October 1996, at a meeting in Vancouver, FCM and participating municipal governments developed a template of ten indicators for the project. A decision was also made to establish a lead and support

municipal government for each indicator to oversee development.



Indicator 1: Community Affordability Measure (CAM)

Lead Municipality: City of Winnipeg

Support Municipality 1:Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton



Indicator 2: Quality of Employment Measures

Lead Municipality: Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth

Support Municipality 1: Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto



Indicator 3: Health of Community Measures

Lead Municipality: City of Regina

Support Municipality 1: City of Windsor (?)



Indicator 4: Quality of Housing Measures

Lead Municipality: City of Saskatoon

Support Municipality 1: Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto



Indicator 5: Community Social Infrastructure Measures ?

Lead Municipality: Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto

Support Municipality 1: Halifax Regional Municipality



Indicator 6: Human Resources Measures

Lead Municipality: City of London

Support Municipality 1: City of Vancouver (?)



Indicator 7: Community Stress/ Population at Risk Measures ?

Lead Municipality: City of Edmonton

Support Municipality 1: City of Windsor (?)



Indicator 8: Community Safety Measures

Lead Municipality: City of Calgary

Support Municipality 1: Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth



Indicator 9: Community Participation Measure

Lead Municipality: Halifax Regional Municipality

Support Municipality 1: Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton



Indicator 10: Special Theme Measure

Lead Municipality: Open



For more information contact the Federation of Canadian Municipalities

http://www.fcm.ca