Peg measures the health of our community year over year – in ways that count. We report on everything from the health of babies born in Winnipeg right through to how many of them graduate 18 years later. We track how much garbage we take to the landfill and how often we give up our cars to take public transit. We calculate how often citizens volunteer and if we’re doing more or less of it.
It’s here at Peg that Winnipeggers can learn how their life, their neighbourhood and their city is changing – for the good and the worse. Peg is a starting place for Winnipeg citizens, business owners, and policy makers to learn the facts so they can lead change to create a better city for their children.
Peg is a community indicator system, tracking measures called ‘indicators’ that reflect and measure our city’s well-being. The indicators, developed by a wide variety of stakeholders, are grouped into seven theme areas (basic needs, health, education & learning, social vitality & governance, built environment, economy, and natural environment).
What is Peg’s purpose?
Peg’s tagline is “Tracking Progress, Inspiring Action.” Peg is a central source for tracking the indicators that matter the most to our city and its well-being. By tracking those indicators, we can celebrate our successes as well as inspire individuals and groups throughout our city to take action where it’s needed most.
Peg & the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
In 2015, under the guidance of the United Nations, the world adopted a set of goals to target many of world’s most pressing issues. Referred to as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), these 17 goals and their targets seek to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by promoting inclusive, equitable, safe, and sustainable societies. The SDGs do not ignore shortcomings—they confront issues, identify root problems, and set out objectives to leave no one behind as we transform nations, cities, and neighbourhoods into places where we can all live and prosper.
The 2018 Peg refresh includes the incorporation, where possible, of the Sustainable Development Goals into the Peg community indicator system. This addition puts Peg at the leading edge of how community indicator systems are tracking indicators – incorporating both locally identified indicators and a strong tie to global priorities.
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