The purpose of developing Report Cards for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph is to raise the profile of children in our communities by examining and reporting on the state of their health, development, and overall well-being.
The selection of information and statistics included in the Report Cards is guided by the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Children's Charter of Rights and framed by the determinants of health. The data can be useful to the entire community to examine whether the current health and well-being of children in our communities reflects a realization of their rights.
The Report Card does not include recommendations or identify service delivery priorities that could be informed by the data that are included. Service planning in our communities often depends on a spectrum of information that goes beyond the scope of the data provided in the Report Cards.