What is Well-Being?

Michael BrighamVideo

The MDI seeks to understand the whole child — this short video helps explain the multifaceted nature of well-being in middle childhood.

MDI as an Engagement Tool

Michael BrighamVideo

Discover how Jeff Stromgren and Marna Macmillan combine MDI data visualization and personal stories to engage their communities in their efforts to improve well-being in middle childhood.

Why work with the MDI?

Michael BrighamVideo

MDI Champions Jeff Stromgren and Marna Macmillan explain why they chose to start collecting MDI data in their community of Coquitlam, BC.

Learning by Listening

Michael BrighamVideo

The power and importance of children’s voices lies at the heart of the MDI. Members of HELP’s Aboriginal Steering Committee discuss how critical it is for children’s voices to guide our work.

MDI Community Story – Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows

Sally McBrideMDI Stories, Video

Roberta O’Brien, Coordinator for the Ridge Meadows Community Children’s Table, explores the development of the Active Kids Hour program, an after-school initiative involving collaboration between the municipality, school district and community stakeholders.

MDI Community Story – City of Surrey

Michael BrighamMDI Stories, Video

Daljit Gill-Badesha, Middle Childhood and Healthy Communities Manager for the City of Surrey, shares her experience – and important insights – of incorporating MDI data into the development of a new middle years municipal program, the MyZone After School Drop-In initiative.

MDI is Central to the Conversation

Michael BrighamVideo

MDI Champions Jeff Stromgren and Marna Macmillan explain how MDI data can be the catalyst for rich conversations with your school, your staff, and your community.

Intro to the MDI

Michael BrighamVideo

Short video introducing the MDI survey. Narrated by HELP Director Kim Schonert-Reichl.