For the 12th year in a row, residents of Greater Victoria have the chance, until July 1, to participate in the Vital Signs Survey – an important community check-up, measuring the well-being of the region.
For residents of all ages across Greater Victoria, the survey is your opportunity to shape your community.
“Vital Signs has been rooted in the community since we started in 2006” explains Victoria Foundation Chief Executive Officer Sandra Richardson.
“It’s so important to have the voice of this whole community – and for them to understand that we’re listening to them.
“If they do this survey, that’s going to make a huge difference” says Richardson.
Rob Janus, Director of Communications at the Foundation, encourages people to think of the Vital Signs survey as an annual community check-up “about the region, what they think is worth celebrating, the things that need improvement, and how they rate the different areas of the region.”
The Victoria Foundation tabulates the reponses over the summer, and produces an in-depth report of survey results each fall.
CEO Richardson explains that those results help shape the Foundation’s granting program.
“We have statistics that show that year after year what happens to the granting program due to the input of citizens into the survey, and Vital Signs.”
The survey is available on the Victoria Foundation website until July 1st.
“We want to have a broad representation from the community.” says Janus.
“All the different demographic sections from the community, whether it’s seniors, or youth, or the folks that are single parents, or unemployed folks, students, everyone…
“We really want to get their voices into the report.”