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.
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.