About the Lab
Here at the Lab we dive deep into data, finding the stories it reveals that are the most important to the residents of the beautiful Southern Vancouver Island region and evaluating this regions’ particular challenges.
Focusing on Southern Vancouver Island, the Happiness and Wellbeing Community Lab began as a collaboration between the Community Social Planning Council and the United Way of Southern Vancouver Island. Since that time, SPARC BC, a data collaborative in British Columbia, has joined the lab as well.
The data used to inform our data stories, dialogues, and suggestions for action comes from several sources. Data types iclude random sample surveys with large sample size, and quality secondary sources that draw from large, random sample surveys to minimize bias.
Taking this raw data, researchers and analysts break it down to the local the Southern Vancouver Island region and apply an intersectional lens to the findings whenever possible.
To learn more about our work, click on the “Why Data Matters” under “Resources”.