Social Impacts Working Group

Inventory of Existing Data

Step One: Inventory of Statistics Canada data

February 4, 2016 - February 9, 2016

Step One: review questionnaire for the GSS 2013 Social Identity Cycle and GSS Time Use 2010 and place under initial categories identified as influencing wellbeing: Arts Engagement; Quality of Life; Civic Participation, and; Sport Participation.
The overall project will look for variables that would be of interest for tracking the social impacts of culture. As we search different surveys at Statistics Canada, we will also flag those surveys that we think could advocate for the addition of 1-4 variables that would improve its ability to track wellbeing and/or social impacts of culture.

Inventory of Program Data

Feb 10, 2016 - March 31, 2016

Search program data for variables that could be useful for telling the social impacts story. As we search different program surveys and data, we will also flag those surveys or questionnaires that we think could advocate for the addition of variables that would improve its ability to track wellbeing and/or social impacts of culture.

Conceptual Framework

Step One: Conceptual Framework

January 29, 2016 - February 9, 2016

Step One: Begin with categories used by Daniel Fujiwara in work for the British DCMS: Quality of Life, Arts Engagement, Civic Participation and Sports Participation.

Explains the 5 conceptual categories detailing the social impacts of culture. This will be based on the CFCS, Simetrica, and the IPF.

Examine idea of an app and what data we would collect

January 29, 2016 - March 4, 2016

Input STC variables into Framework

Feb 10, 2016 - February 23, 2016

Assign variables found in existing STC surveys into the appropriate Conceptual Framework categories.

Input program variables into Framework

Apr 1, 2016 - April 14, 2016

Assign variables found in the program data to appropriate categories in the Framework.

Meetings

We will aim to hold one meeting per month with the core Social Impacts Working Group, unless another social impacts event or meeting is taking place instead.

update and expand membership list

January 29, 2016

SIWG Meeting

February 11, 2016

Review data inventory of GSS 2013 Social Identity and Time Use 2010.
Review process for submitting proposal to Innovation Fund.

SIWG Meeting

March 16, 2016

SIWG Meeting

April 13, 2016

SIWG + Other Collaborators

May 18, 2016

Data Analysis

Test Simetrica Methodology

Feb 10, 2016 - March 31, 2016

If we find the right blend of variables (and if we have the people resources), we can conduct a test run of Simetrica's methodology. This would be limited in scope, but could be a proof of concept pilot project, using regression analysis and an attempt at wellbeing valuation.
Explore possibility of commissioning research from Simetrica or others.

Reporting

Summary of Simetrica Test

Apr 1, 2016 - April 15, 2016

Yearly Summary of Data

July 27, 2016 - September 1, 2016

Using the variables in the Conceptual Framework, provide a yearly summary document with the most up-to-date data available. This summary will use STC and program data, as per availability.