Community Resources

As part of our mission, the SCF is committed to building and enhancing community knowledge, engagement, and leadership.

Here we list community resources including Vital Signs reports, volunteer opportunities, community project reports, and more.

Contact us if you have a resource that you’d like us to share.

Vital Signs

What is Vital Signs?

Vital Signs is Canada’s most extensive community-driven data program. Spearheaded by Community Foundations of Canada, the Squamish Community Foundation produces Vital Signs reports every three years and hosts a series of “Vital Conversations” throughout the year.

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.

Vital Signs Survey - Now Available

We have created a short (5 – 10 min.) Community Survey to gather local data that will help inform the 2023 Vital Signs Report. This is a great opportunity to: 

  • Share your experiences and insights
  • Highlight areas of community strength and improvement
  • Contribute valuable knowledge that will benefit local organizations here in Squamish.
Complete the Survey

Community Conversations 2022/2023

Community Conversations help to build knowledge and understanding on the issues that impact us most as a community. By gathering and having facilitated conversations on hot topics, we can build the most relevant framework of data collection for the 2023 Squamish Vital Signs Report.
We encourage any and all Squamish residents to attend this conversation and share ideas on issues that are affecting our town. For example, we’ll discuss housing, the labour force, health and wellness, steps towards Truth and Reconciliation, and much more.
Join us for the second of two Community Conversations. February 16th, 6:30-9pm @ Howe Sound Brewing, Garibaldi Room. Details and Registration.
Vital Conversations are supported by the Leith Wheeler Investment Councel.

Volunteer in Squamish

Visit to find local volunteer opportunities in our community.

Canadian Red Cross BC & Yukon: Emergency Management Volunteers Needed. Did you know the Red Cross responds to a disaster every three hours? Whether it is large-scale flooding or wildfires or a house fire affecting a single person, RedCross volunteers provide much needed comfort and access to personal hygiene items, clothing, and accommodations. Apply to volunteer.

Resource Links

BC Children’s Hospital Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre.

Sea to Sky Community Services Infant Development Program.