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Quality of Life - A Concept Paper: Defining, Measuring and Reporting Quality of Life for Canadians

This paper discusses defining, measuring, and reporting on QOL, and suggests a framework for a federal performance measurement and reporting process. "QOL reporting on trend data is intended to provide information to citizens in a way that can inform broad policy direction and agenda setting... Reporting on the outcomes achieved on shared societal goals is intended to provide information to citizens in order to engage them, as well as other players such as governments and non-governmental organizations, in the identification and achievement of shared goals. Reporting on departmental program results and service delivery is intended to allow citizens to hold governments accountable,

ideally from the perspective of transparency and learning rather than simply to blame or criticize."