It’s important to be transparent that this Shared Measurement System was designed from a non-Indigenous worldview and we recognize that Indigenous ways of knowing are absent from it. For more information on this positioning, see our Right Relations page.
Getting data to report on this impact measure is a work in progress. This Shared Measurement System belongs to all members of the Our Living Water Network, so if you have any data or ideas to share with us on this measure, please send us an email at [email protected].
In another impact measure, we explore the awareness of Canadians about freshwater health and threats. With this measure, we want to know whether that knowledge translates to action. Measuring this over time will tell us if the freshwater community is actively identifying and engaging its supporters and whether this engagement is contributing to the advancement of freshwater health outcomes.
More work needs to be done to ensure this impact measure is accurate and consistent. For example, we will need to develop a common definition of ‘action’ across OLW Network members and be tracking engagement in aligned ways. Also of interest is whether organizations are advancing the outcomes we want to see for freshwater as a result of this engagement, helping ensure that we are truly supporting our goal of all Canada’s waters in good health by 2030.
Last updated November 2017