The Well-being Framework Facilitation Tool is one of a suite of applied Community Well-being tools developed by SGIGs to form part of the online Data Governance and Management toolkit. The Facilitation Tool outlines the steps to create a fully customized well-being framework. It builds on the Conceptual Well-being Framework Tool and offers multiple pathways to customize the well-being framework in such a way that will fit the needs and context of each SGIG, should they choose to customize that framework.

The Well-being Framework Facilitation Tool is summarized below. The full Tool is downloadable as a PDF and contains additional information to support SGIGs customize the starting point Community Well-being Framework. A webinar video is also available for further guidance.


Using the Facilitation Tool to develop a customized version of the Community Well-being Framework for your SGIG can achieve the following:

  1. Surface crucial aspects of worldview that are unique to your SGIG and use them as the foundation for the Well-being Framework; and
  2. Invite participants into the process of reflecting on well-being and engage individuals together around the concepts reached, creating more shared support and understanding.

By moving through the steps outlined in the tool, an SGIG is able to construct a customized Well-being Framework from a set of granular well-being subdomains. Building these well-being subdomains into thematic domains and a Well-being Framework structure allows for each SGIG’s worldview to be incorporated in the way well-being is expressed in the framework.

Note: this is entirely an optional exercise only in the specific cases where an SGIG seeks to comprehensively adapt the Community Well-being Framework. Many may choose to work with the Framework as-is, or undertake fairly minor adaptations and customization as described in the Community Well-being Framework Tool.

For those interested in comprehensive adaptation, this Facilitation Tool describes a number of key considerations in designing the facilitated exercise, such as how to go about identifying participants, how to adapt for both in-person and online participation, and how to adapt the exercise to the size of the group. The Tool then consists of a step-by-step breakdown, including visual examples, of how to carry out the facilitation exercise, for both online and in-person options.