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.
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.
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.
Assign variables found in existing STC surveys into the appropriate Conceptual Framework categories.
Assign variables found in the program data to appropriate categories in the Framework.
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.
Review data inventory of GSS 2013 Social Identity and Time Use 2010.
Review process for submitting proposal to Innovation Fund.
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.
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.