Social and Economic Well-Being Plan

 

Background

Well-being means having what we need to create and maintain the lives we want for ourselves. Well-being includes our health, financial security and enjoying what we do every day. It also means having positive relationships, and feeling like we belong in our community.

The Provincial Government is developing a renewed approach to addressing poverty, as well as increasing focus on well-being for children, youth and their families. There is a close link between reducing poverty and improving well-being. Therefore, this work will be combined under a Social and Economic Well-Being Plan.

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Social and Economic Well-Being: Our Focus

The Provincial Government has developed basic ideas to guide discussions on how to best address social and economic well-being for all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

This includes a lifecycle approach and six components of well-being. In November 2020 the Provincial Government launched Health Accord NL which produced a final report of calls to action on improving specific social, economic, and environmental conditions affecting our health. The Social and Economic Well-Being Plan has been informed by the work of the Health Accord NL and the extensive engagement process that was part of that work.

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A Lifecycle Approach

Our well-being begins before we are even born and continues throughout our lives. What happens in our early years of life can affect our long-term well-being. It is also possible that our well-being can change throughout our lives, depending on what is happening around us. The Provincial Government is proposing a lifecycle approach to addressing social and economic well-being for all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. A lifecycle approach means looking at what we need at various stages of our lives to ensure well-being.

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The Components

The Provincial Government proposes a focus on the following components that impact social and economic well-being:

  1. Early Years
  2. Education
  3. Food Security
  4. Housing
  5. Income
  6. Community

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Current Provincial Government Initiatives

More information on the Provincial Government's social and economic well-being work

Statistics

Social and economic well-being statistics in Newfoundland and Labrador

 

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Get Involved

The Department of Children, Seniors, and Social Development is inviting members of the public, organizations and interest groups, to provide feedback to assist in the development of the Social and Economic Well-Being Plan.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

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Online Questionnaire:

Questionnaire for Individuals   

(The individual questionnaire should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.)

Questionnaire for Staff Members/Volunteers of an Organization

(The staff/volunteer questionnaire should take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.)

These questionnaires will be available for completion until October 21, 2022.

If you have any questions related to these questionnaires or require an alternative format, please contact the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development at wellbeing@gov.nl.ca or by calling 1-866-883-6600.

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Written Submissions:

Upload a written submission

If you prefer to provide a written submission, you can send your feedback to:

Mail: Social and Economic Well-Being Division
Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development
6th Floor, West Block, Confederation Building
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL A1B 4J6 
 

Fax: (709) 729-6382

Email: wellbeing@gov.nl.ca

The deadline for written submissions is October 21, 2022.

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How will your input be used?

The Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development will review all information that is gathered through the engagement process. This information will help inform the development of a Social and Economic Well-Being Plan.

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Privacy Statement

Please do not include your name or any information that could identify you.  Information is being collected under the authority of section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015, for the purpose of collecting public feedback on the Social and Economic Well-Being Plan.

If you have any questions about how this information will be collected, used and disclosed, please contact Andrea Lawlor, ATIPP Coordinator, Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development, at ATIPP-CSSD@gov.nl.ca.        

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments regarding the Social and Economic Well-Being Plan, please contact: wellbeing@gov.nl.ca.

If you experience difficulties navigating this webpage, please contact wellbeing@gov.nl.ca.