All Greater Victoria residents are being encouraged to take the 2021 Vital Signs Survey, which closes July 1.
The annual survey, released by the Victoria Foundation, is used to gather data on livability and well-being in the region, including questions on things like housing, safety, health and wellness and the economy.
“The survey and the overall program takes a hard look at what is working in our region and what needs improvement,” the Foundation said in a statement.
While the survey has only taken around 10 minutes to complete in the past, this year’s edition has been streamlined into an even shorter and more concise questionnaire with a focus on issues related to inclusion and diversity, as well as questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Residents can find a link to the survey on the Victoria Foundation website homepage at victoriafoundation.ca.
The results of last year’s survey – responded to by nearly 1,800 residents in the region – offered a snapshot of how Greater Victoria is faring on 12 key issue areas.
According to that data, the overall quality of life, as graded by survey respondents, dropped from a B+ in 2019 to a B in 2020.
Results from this year’s survey will be released in the fall.