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Peg is a community indicator system that has been developed for Winnipeg by Winnipeggers, led by a community-wide consortium of partners spearheaded by IISD and United Way of Winnipeg.  

In 1999–2000, over 3,200 Winnipeggers participated in United Way of Winnipeg’s Journey Forward process to identify Winnipeg’s most pressing social issues and imagine what the community could accomplish if people and organizations worked together to address these issues. At that time, Winnipeggers wondered how we would know if we were making progress (or not) on the issues most important to us. These same sentiments have been expressed through a number of subsequent community engagement and planning processes, most recently the City of Winnipeg's Our Winnipeg process.

Peg is a response to this. Peg is a community indicator system that has been developed for Winnipeg by Winnipeggers, led by a community-wide consortium of partners spearheaded by IISD and United Way of Winnipeg. On December 3, 2013, Peg was publicly launched, broadly introducing Winnipeggers to the completed system. 

Peg presents data on key indicators of our community's well-being, along with stories from the community about how the issues underlying the indicators are reflected in the lives of Winnipeggers. Individuals, community groups and organizations in all sectors can use the information to guide decision-making and collective action to achieve progress that reflects their values and aspirations. Community Indicator Systems enhance collaboration to address public issues, provide tools to encourage progress, inform decision-making, improve research and increase public knowledge about key economic, environmental, social and cultural issues.

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