Vital Signs® 2022 Research Illuminates City’s Challenges


The Winnipeg Foundation publishes extensive report gauging community health along with a new four-year Strategic Plan 

For Immediate Release – Vital Signs®, Canada’s foremost community-driven data program, has produced a comprehensive report measuring the well-being of Winnipeg’s communities. The report, released by The Winnipeg Foundation today, provides a snapshot of life in our city, illuminating issues that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.  

Foundation CEO Sky Bridges says “While some of the information [in Vital Signs® 2022] may create a sense of despair, there is much to be proud of… Manitobans remain the most generous people in the country. It’s our collective generosity and care for community that will see us through the challenges we face after an exceedingly difficult past two years.”  

The key findings from the report provide a clear picture of our city’s challenges and were integral to the development of The Foundation’s new Strategic Plan, which will guide its direction during the next four years. The 2023-2026 Strategic Plan invites the community to dream big with The Foundation about affecting positive change throughout Winnipeg. The four pillars upholding the plan – Community Impact, Community Generosity, Community Endowments, and Community Champion – will lead The Foundation to better serve the community.  

As The Foundation works to address critical issues such as food insecurity, youth aging out of Manitoba’s child welfare system, and climate change, the new plan “will focus our attention in a deep and meaningful way on core community issues, all while maintaining our support and leadership for the entire charitable sector,” says Bridges. A series of Vital Conversations will be held this spring with agencies and donors to learn about how we can work together to address critical issues collaboratively and build a Winnipeg where community life flourishes for all. 

The Vital Signs® 2022 report can be found at, and the four-year Strategic Plan is available on The Winnipeg Foundation website, 

The Winnipeg Foundation is For Good. Forever. We help people give back to our shared community by connecting generous donors with causes they care about For Good. We’re an endowment-based public foundation, so gifts are pooled and invested, and the annual earnings are distributed back to the community Forever. Formed in 1921, we are proud to be the first community foundation in Canada.  


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