Vancouver Foundation began Vital Signs reporting in 2006, as part of our ongoing commitment to understanding the priorities of BC residents.
Vital Signs® is a community check-up conducted by community foundations across Canada that measures the vitality of our communities and identifies significant trends in a range of areas critical to quality of life.
Vital Signs is coordinated nationally by Community Foundations of Canada and with special thanks to the Toronto Foundation for developing and sharing the Vital Signs concept.
Download our past reports to find out more about the community issues and priorities we’ve tracked since 2006.
How do people across British Columbia feel about their communities? What are we most concerned about? What are we doing well? Where do we need to improve? These are the kinds of questions Vancouver Foundation explores through our 2016 Vital Signs report.
Survey on the opinions of youth in Metro Vancouver aged 15 to 24 years old conducted by The Youth Leadership Council – a diverse group of 16 to 24-year-olds – to provide a big picture snapshot of youth experiences and perspectives on life in Metro Vancouver.
Reports from community conversations held in Richmond, Vancouver, North Vancouver, New Westminster, Maple Ridge and White Rock based on the Vital Signs 2010 report.
Report suggests that community connections are crucial to our vitality. It highlights 12 key areas of community life, and shows that our experiences do not exist in isolation; they interweave and overlap as one issue often affects another.
Research directed by the Youth Vital Signs Leadership Council – a diverse group of Metro Vancouverites age 15 to 24 working with mentors and community stakeholders – providing a big picture snapshot of youth experiences and perspectives on life in Metro Vancouver by 1,700 youth.