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Description - Quality of life identifier

This image illustrates the Quality of Life Framework for Canada. It is represented as a circular graphic with the term "Quality of Life" in a circle at its centre. The circular graphic is divided into five segments which represent each of the five domains of the framework: Prosperity, Health, Society, Environment, and Good Governance. Each domain is represented by an icon: Prosperity domain by an image of a line graph, Health by a heart and heartbeat (electrocardiogram) line, Society by a group of people, Environment by trees, and Good Governance by a courthouse. The two lenses of the framework, Fairness and Inclusion and Sustainability and Resilience, encircle the image, represented by curved arrows.

What is quality of life?

Quality of life (well-being) refers to the wealth and comfort of individuals, communities and society based on both material and non-material factors that are important to people's lives, such as health and social connections.

Canada's Quality of Life Framework

The Quality of Life Framework for Canada brings together data for approximately 85 key indicators on the well-being of people in Canada.

The Framework enables the federal government to identify future policy priorities and to build on previous actions to improve evidence-based decision making and budgeting.

For more information, please refer to About the Quality of Life Framework for Canada.


The Quality of Life Framework for Canada is organized into domains, each of which includes a number of indicators, as shown on the Quality of Life Framework for Canada infosheet.

These domains were selected based on evidence of the determinants of well-being to reflect what matters most for quality of life in Canada: prosperity, health, society, the environment and good governance. In addition, the indicators of life satisfaction and sense of meaning and purpose are included as overall measures of quality of life.

Cross-cutting lenses

The Framework also includes two cross-cutting lenses which are applied across all the domains in the Framework:


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