Peg is a community indicator system 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 they would know if they were making progress on the issues most important to them. These same sentiments have been expressed through a number of subsequent community engagement and planning processes, most recently the City of Winnipeg's OurWinnipeg process.
Peg is a response to this. Peg is a community indicator system 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.
Report highlights inequities in Winnipeg neighbourhoods
A new 98-page report highlights some of the inequities well-known by Winnipeggers when it comes to the suburban-downtown divide. A Voluntary Local Review of Winnipeg was published recently and submitted to the United Nations by United Way Winnipeg and the International Institute for Sustainable Development. The report is one of the first of its kind In Canada — Kelowna, B.C., was the first in the country to submit the report — and shares Winnipeg’s progress towards localizing sustainable development goals or "SDGs."
Report shows Winnipeg’s weak points magnified through COVID pandemic
A community indicator report released last week showed that while many of Winnipeg’s sectors seem to be improving, inequalities that were present before the pandemic began in March have since worsened.
2019 Our City: A Peg Report on Winnipeg and the Sustainable Development Goals
The Peg report 2019 Our City is a window into how Winnipeg is progressing and where we need to focus more energy to move toward targets set by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Best City Lists Keep Data—and People—in the Dark
The best city list ranks 140 cities globally, but factors of methodology and cost for data are limiting factors in realizing the full benefit of such an index.
Our City: A Peg Report on Sustainability
Winnipeg 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.
Why We Are Excited About Canada's 2016 Census
Charles Thrift explains why our Knowledge program shares Canadians' enthusiasm for the 2016 Census.
Our City: A Peg Report on Health Equity
This report shines a light on the gap between the groups in Winnipeg experiencing the highest and lowest health status, and why that gap exists.
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