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.