Community-based Indicators of Success

The VOICE research project is based on the development, use and evaluation of community-based indicators for the success of children and youth. Indicators are the significant pieces of information including statistical measures or qualitative data that tell us if the success pathways are helping achieve success for children and youth.

Each success pathway has its own set of indicators. Based on the definitions of success for children and youth (educational achievement, identity and social inclusion).  As the numerical values of positive indicators increase, something good is being achieved.  Familiar positive indicators include high school and post-secondary completion rates, employment rates, and school and student financing. At the community level, these indicators could also include culture and language proficiency, community involvement and leadership.