Survey seeks feedback on region’s standard of living

Victoria Foundation surveying residents for annual Vital Signs community report

  • May. 19, 2016 8:00 p.m.

The Victoria Foundation agency is surveying Greater Victoria residents for its annual Vital Signs community report.

The annual “check-up” will reflect resident opinions on 12 issues “critical to our community.”

The survey runs from May 9 to July 1, and residents can find a link to the survey on the Victoria Foundation website at victoriafoundation.ca.

Respondents are asked to identify what they think are the most important issues facing the region today.

With the data, the Victoria Foundation creates a combination of public opinion and statistics which provide a snapshot of livability and well-being in Greater Victoria.

Victoria Foundation CEO Sandra Richardson said information tracked in Vital Signs helps non-profit organizations, civic leaders and individual donors make decisions about granting, policy-making and charitable giving.

“We make granting decisions based on the top issues and opportunities identified in Vital Signs,” Richardson said. “Each year, the number of people and organizations contacting us to say they also use the report grows.”

Vital Signs started in Victoria in 2006 and is a national program co-ordinated by Community Foundations of Canada that uses community knowledge to measure the vitality of communities and to support an improved quality of life.