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Ontario Social Development Council

"The Ontario Social Development Council is a province-wide, charitable organization which proposes and responds to social and economic policies and programs to ensure the protection and enhancement of fundamental human rights, dignity and well-being. The Council uses a collaborative approach to promote individual and community empowerment and to strengthen the capacity of communities to mobilize their own resources in support of sustainable social development."

Web site links to QLI and other initiatives. The Quality of Life Index project, started in 1996, aims to identify urgent and emerging social issues, monitor and analyse trends that affect community quality of life and heighten awareness.