2011 Golden & Area A’s Vital Signs
What are the issues facing our communities? How are we responding? Is there a way you can make a difference? These are just some of the questions tackled by Vital Signs, a national program of Canada's community foundations.
Vital Signs is an annual check-up that measures the quality of life in Canadian communities, identifies trends, and shares opportunities for action. 2011 was the first year for Golden & Area A to publish a Report. And as promised, the next report was published in October 2014.
Download the 2011 Golden & Area A’s Vital Signs Report here. (pdf format - 1.9 mb)
Community Information Database (http://www.cid-bdc.ca)
The Community Profile feature provides a ready-made report for all communities across Canada that includes graphs and tables of various socio-economic indicators such as education, income, employment and population for 1996, 2001, and 2006. These indicators are tabulated for the selected community and at the regional, peer group (similar communities within its province/territory), and provincial/territorial levels.
The profiles show trends and changes at the local level which can help to inform local decision-making. The profiles are provided as a free resource to communities so that they can reduce the amount of time and resources required to obtain and analyze community level data.
The Golden & District Community Foundation initiated the local Vital Signs project in 2010 and secured support through the Columbia Basin Trust, the Vancouver Foundation, Government of Canada, and the Town of Golden & Columbia Shuswap Regional District. Partnerships with other BC Community Foundations and SPARC BC helped the steering committee to acquire and interpret local, regional and national research.
Through the research and a community engagement process spread out over one year, the Golden & District Community Foundation hopes to better understand where local efforts and resources could be focused to make the biggest positive impact on our residents’ quality of life.
To learn more about the Vital Signs movement, please click here: www.vitalsignscanada.ca
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Does your group want know more about the Golden & Area A’s Vital Signs Report and how it can impact your organization? Please contact Ryan Watmough, GDCF’s Vital Signs Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org