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.
Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the important health and economic priorities in our community, the SCF chose to pause the scheduled 2020 Vital Signs report, including community research and Vital Conversations. We will resume these initiatives as soon as possible.
Vital Signs Reports
In 2020, the community foundations in the Greater Sea-to-Sky and Howe Sound region came together to create ‘Vital Explorations’ – a report that highlights some of the pressures experienced throughout the region and aimed at catalyzing conversations to better understand the issues, and identify potential solutions and region-wide responses.