Vital Signs is Canada’s most extensive community-driven data program. Vital Signs is spearheaded by Community Foundations of Canada and led by community foundations in Canada and around the world. More than 65 community foundations in Canada and 41 around the world take part, producing Vital Signs reports, hosting “Vital conversations” and more.
Vital Signs uses local knowledge to measure the vitality of a community and support action towards improving collective quality of life. Local data gathered through the program is used to support evidence-based, locally-relevant solutions to improve the quality of life at the community level. Vital Signs aims to inspire civic engagement, to provide focus for public debate, and to help a range of actors take action and direct resources where they will have the greatest impact.
Here are some Vital Signs reports that are relevant for our Bowen Island community:
In July 2019, Vancouver Foundation surveyed 7,980 British Columbians to learn more about the state of community participation across the province. The Vital Signs 2019 report offers a snapshot into community participation in British Columbia by looking at who is and isn’t participating in community and what motivates and prevents people from doing more.