Well-being is the foundation of everything we do!
At PolicyWise, we believe all children, youth, families, and communities can thrive in respectful, safe, and supportive environments shaped by wise decisions. We inform, identify, and promote effective social policy and practice.
We understand well-being as a holistic concept. It is a balance and interconnection of the social, physical, emotional, cognitive, environmental, and spiritual elements of life. We have identified six domains of well-being for children, youth, families, and communities.
Domains of well-being
Meaningful relationships and supportive environments
Cultural connection, identity, and autonomy
Healthy development and growth
Protection and freedom from harm
Recognition and healing from trauma
Physical health and access to necessities
Our 2021-2023 Strategic Directions
Our strategic directions reflect our ongoing commitment to generating evidence, mobilizing knowledge, and leadership in the social-serving sector.
We lead, act, and advocate to address systemic barriers and promote meaningful, evidence-informed, impactful policy change for well-being.
We foster cross-sectoral connection, alignment, and learning to inspire collaborative action.
We advance well-being and resiliency in the non-profit sector, with focus on building capacity for wise decision-making.
We devote ourselves to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work.
We continuously learn, adapt, innovate, and improve our organizational processes to increase our impact.