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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Our City: A Peg Report on SustainabilityWinnipeg is changing. Winnipeg has always been changing. The fourth edition of Our City, A Peg Report looks at Winnipeg through the lens of the three pillars of sustainability and integrates the Sustainable Development Goals. Read More
Our City: A Peg Report on the Natural and Built EnvironmentThis report takes an in-depth look at the relationship between Winnipeggers and the natural and built environments in their city. Read More
Why We Are Excited About Canada's 2016 CensusCharles Thrift explains why our Knowledge program shares Canadians' enthusiasm for the 2016 Census. Read More
Our City: A Peg Report on Health EquityThis report shines a light on the gap between the groups in Winnipeg experiencing the highest and lowest health status, and why that gap exists. Read More
Our City: A Peg report on Winnipeg’s well-beingOur City is Peg’s first overall well-being report to the community.It provides an overview of where we’re gaining strength and where we have more work Read More