Courtesy of Community Foundations of Canada

What is Vital Signs?

Victoria’s Vital Signs is an annual community check-up that measures the vitality of our region, identifies concerns, and supports action on issues
that are critical to our quality of life. The Victoria Foundation produces the report to connect philanthropy to community needs and opportunities. This is the 12th consecutive year the report has been published. As part of our commitment to continual advancement, we sought community feedback to Vital Signs that helped us to make improvements this year and beyond. Special thanks to the Toronto Foundation for developing and sharing the Vital Signs concept and to Community Foundations of Canada for supporting a coordinated national Vital Signs initiative.

This year, 1,498 citizens added their voices to Victoria’s Vital Signs by assigning grades, choosing their top three things to improve, and adding their comments on three things to celebrate in each of the 12 key issue areas. They were also asked questions about quality of life, happiness, and connection to community. And they took the time to provide more than 11,000 comments on the issue areas.

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