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Vital Signs

Vancouver Foundation participates in Vital Signs research to measure the state of community in our province, and help us build healthy, vibrant, and livable communities across BC.

Our 2016 Vital Signs Report

Vancouver Foundation’s 2016 Vital Signs is our first provincial report, produced in partnership with Community Foundations across British Columbia. We were curious to learn about any regional differences in our experiences, and keen to support other Community Foundations to collect data about their local communities. Our thanks go to the Community Foundation movement in British Columbia and in particular those Community Foundations who contributed to this survey.

We hope our 2016 Vital Signs report will spark discussion and action among the people who care about our communities. It will inform and guide our own work as a funder, partner, and convener, and we plan to use it to engage community and civic organizations in discussion about working together to build healthy, vibrant and livable communities across BC.

In addition to a provincial summary report, we have produced a series of smaller reports focusing on the key issues for 16 regions across the province.

Visit our 2016 Vital Signs website and explore the results -  http://vancouverfoundationvitalsigns.ca/

 

Past reports

Youth Vital Signs 2013

Survey on the opinions of youth in Metro Vancouver aged 15 to 24 years old conducted by The Youth Leadership Council - a diverse group of 16 to 24-year-olds – to provide a big picture snapshot of youth experiences and perspectives on life in Metro Vancouver.

Download: ‘Youth Vital Signs 2013’ Report

Vital Signs 2011 Vital Conversations

Reports from community conversations held in Richmond, Vancouver, North Vancouver, New Westminster, Maple Ridge and White Rock based on the Vital Signs 2010 report.

Download: ‘Vital Signs 2011 Vital Conversations’ Reports

Vital Signs 2010

Report suggests that community connections are crucial to our vitality. It highlights 12 key areas of community life, and shows that our experiences do not exist in isolation; they interweave and overlap as one issue often affects another.

Download: `Vital Signs 2010` Summary report

Youth Vital Signs 2009

Research directed by the Youth Vital Signs Leadership Council - a diverse group of Vancouverites age 15 to 24 working with mentors and community stakeholders – providing a big picture snapshot of youth experiences and perspectives on life in Vancouver by 1,700 youth.

Download: `Vital Signs 2009` Summary Report

Vital Signs 2008

Survey of the Metro Vancouver region, examining everything from transportation, learning and housing, to diversity, culture and the environment.

Download: `Vital Signs 2008` Report

Vital Signs 2007

Survey of the Metro Vancouver region, examining everything from transportation, learning and housing, to diversity, culture and the environment.

Download: `Vital Signs 2007` Summary Report

Vital Signs 2006

Our inaugural Vital Signs report. A survey of Vancouver residents, examining everything from transportation, learning and housing, to diversity, culture and the environment.

Download: `Vital Signs 2006` Report