Why do we need Peg?
A woman takes her blood pressure at her local grocery store. She records the measure on her chart, noting that it is within her usual pattern. Shortly after, a man notes that his blood pressure is quite a bit higher than usual. Startled by the change, he pulls out his cell phone and immediately phones his doctor.
Like an individual tracking their blood pressure over time, Peg is an innovative way of tracking Winnipeg’s well-being. Peg allows Winnipeggers to see if we are making progress on the issues that are most important to us. Through an inter-connected web of theme areas and their accompanying indicators, Peg presents both data and stories from the community. Together, they present Winnipeggers with information that can be used to guide collective action and inform decisions.
At the end of the day, poverty is about people and their experiences. Peg's feature story is a video compilation of stories collected from Winnipeggers who are living in poverty. Hearing firsthand from people living in poverty is critical in reflecting on the work we do to address the issue.