Victoria Foundation Launches 2016 Vital Signs Survey

The Victoria Foundation is asking Capital Region residents to weigh in with their opinions on 12 issue areas critical to our community.

Survey respondents are asked to identify what they think are the most important issues facing the region today as part of the annual Victoria’s Vital Signs community check-up produced by the Foundation.

Victoria’s Vital Signs is a combination of public opinion and statistics that provides a snapshot of livability and wellbeing in Greater Victoria.  The survey runs from May 9 to July 1, and residents can find a link to the survey on the Victoria Foundation website.

Victoria Foundation CEO Sandra Richardson said information tracked in Vital Signs helps non-profit organizations, civic leaders and individual donors make decisions about granting, policy-making and charitable giving.

“At our foundation, we make granting decisions based on the top issues and opportunities identified in Vital Signs,” Richardson said. “Each year, the number of people and organizations contacting us to say they also use the report grows. After a decade of producing the report, it’s become a much-anticipated publication.”

Vital Signs is a national program coordinated by Community Foundations of Canada that leverages community knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities and support action towards improving our quality of life. Started by the Toronto Foundation in 2001, today more than 75 communities across Canada and around the world use Vital Signs to mobilize the power of community knowledge for greater local impact.