Winnipeg’s Vital Signs® 2017
Measuring what matters to Winnipeggers!
What is Vital Signs®?
Winnipeg’s first full Vital Signs® is check-up on the vitality of our community that identifies significant needs and trends. The report combines research with the results of a survey, in which community members provide insights on issue areas critical to quality of life in Winnipeg.
Vital Signs® is a national program led by individual community foundations and coordinated by Community Foundations of Canada. Cumulatively, the initiative works to leverage local knowledge, measure community well-being and support action towards improving our collective quality of life as Canadians. More than 65 communities in Canada and around the world are using Vital Signs® to mobilize the power of community knowledge for greater local impact.
Our goals for Winnipeg’s Vital Signs® 2017 are:
- Inform our strategic planning as we define the path towards our centennial in 2021;
- Increase the effectiveness of the Foundation's grant-making;
- Enhance resources on issues/opportunities for our donors and the broader community;
- Inspire new discussion, connections and community advancement on issues.
This project builds on our experience implementing Winnipeg’s Youth Vital Signs® report in 2014, when we invited young Winnipeggers, aged 14-29, to grade key areas of life, identify opportunities for change and categorize priorities for community investment.