1. In partnership with the Museum of Vancouver, the BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, and BC Partners for Social Impact, CIFAR brought together international researchers and community leaders for a symposium dedicated to exploring the evidence and developing ideas about how to build happier communities.

    CIFAR President Dr. Alan Bernstein opened the afternoon conference.

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  2. How may local governments work with happiness and what can be done to improve the quality of life for citizens?At this session we will take a closer look at the Danish town of Dragør, where the Happiness Research Institute has conducted a large happiness survey among the citizens and together with the local government developed initiatives to increase happiness, well-being and quality of life for the people.

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  3. New Statistics Canada data compares life satisfaction levels across Canadian communities. How do Canadians feel about their life as a whole? Schellenberg will show how this varies from St. John’s to Victoria … Where will we find the happiest Canadians?

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  4. There are many tools at our finger tips that can make life better on the ground, in our communities, today. Helliwell discusses how community design, neighbourhood and workplace initiatives, as well as new approaches to policy frameworks can bring about the best in human cooperation and create positive human connections and shared identities.

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  5. In partnership with the Museum of Vancouver, the BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, and BC Partners for Social Impact, CIFAR brought together international researchers and community leaders for a symposium dedicated to exploring the evidence and developing ideas about how to build happier communities

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Social innovation happens when people from different backgrounds and experiences come together to share knowledge and ideas that address important issues facing society.

Through CIFAR’s national dialogue series, research and community leaders are invited…


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Social innovation happens when people from different backgrounds and experiences come together to share knowledge and ideas that address important issues facing society.

Through CIFAR’s national dialogue series, research and community leaders are invited to engage in conversation around new ways of thinking and acting to drive social change and community well-being.

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