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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 2019 Vital Signs Report

Vancouver Foundation’s 2019 Vital Signs Report surveyed almost 8,000 British Columbians to learn more about the state of community participation across the province. Our thanks go to the community foundation movement in British Columbia and in particular those who contributed to this survey, as well as our Vital Signs Research Committee.

We hope this report will serve as a barometer for British Columbia on who is participating in community, who isn't, and what's holding people back from doing more. It will also help inform and guide our own work as a funder, partner, and convener, and we plan to use it to engage community and organizations across sectors in discussion about working together to build healthy, vibrant and livable communities across BC.

Visit our 2019 Vital Signs website and explore the results -  http://vancouverfoundationvitalsigns.ca/

Past reports

Vital Signs 2016

Vancouver Foundation's first provincial report exploring how British Columbians feel about their communities: What they love, what concerns them, and what opportunities they have to get more involved.

Download: 'Vital Signs 2016' Report

Visit: 'Vital Signs 2016' Website

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