Golden & Area A’s Vital Signs 2017

The Vital Signs® Report provides a snapshot of Golden & Area A that continues to “tell it like it is” – highlighting areas of concern and reasons for celebration. Vital Signs® 2017 is the 3rd Report (previously published in 2011 & 2014) of a long-term review initiative and one that this community intends to revisit every 3 years.

In 2011, over 300 citizen survey respondents became graders for Golden & Area A’s Vital Signs®. The Report delivered a sobering wakeup call that our authentic adventure community includes challenges that threaten the quality of life for many local residents, businesses and organizations.

In 2014, 400 citizen graders confirmed that the Economy and Work were still the community’s top priorities. The issue area Getting Started & Staying moved up to 3rd priority, suggesting that more should be done to help newcomers and long-time locals.

New for 2017, we spent considerable effort informing survey respondents about progress made, as well as opportunities and challenges ahead for each issue area through a social media campaign of “Points of Interest.” We saw a maturing in the survey responses this year. Not everything in our community is all rosy for everyone. Identifying the challenges and collective priorities are the first steps to improving our community. We have many capable community organizations that can devise projects that will raise the quality of life for everyone. So thank you for completing a survey and prioritizing issues.

Pick up a copy at one of our many supporting businesses in Golden or download the 2017 Golden & Area A’s Vital Signs Report here.
(pdf format - coming soon)

This Report was only possible with our volunteer Project Team members who donated their time, their skills and their expertise for the Golden & District Community Foundation. Volunteers are the backbone of our community.

To learn more about the Vital Signs movement, please click here: www.vitalsignscanada.ca

We recognize that gathering this information is just a first step. It’s what we all do with it that really counts.

Please contact Joy Orr at admin@goldencommunityfoundation.ca if your group want know more about the Golden & Area A’s Vital Signs Report and how it can impact your organization.

2017 Deep Data documents for all 13 Issue Areas:
Housing
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)
BCNPHA Data
(pdf)


Health
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)
Local Health Area Profile
(pdf)



Work
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables
(Excel)

BC Unemployment Rate (pdf)
Golden BRE Report (pdf)

Economy
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)
KHC CED Strategic Priorities
(pdf)

Recreation and Leisure
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables
(Excel)
Mountain Bike Study (pdf)
Snowmobile Study (pdf)
Golf Study (pdf)

Safety
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)




Environment
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014 (Excel)
CBT State of the Basin (link)

2014 State of the Basin - Rural Development Institute (link)
2013 Golden Landfill
Annual Report (pdf)

Getting Started & Staying
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)

Tables 2014 (Excel)



Learning
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)
Composite Learning Index
(CLI) Key
(pdf)


Gap Between Rich & Poor
Deep Data 2014 (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)
CCPA Living Wage Update
(pdf)



Getting Around
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)
US 2012 Benchmarking
Report
(link)


Arts & Culture
Deep Data 2011 (pdf)
Deep Data 2014
(pdf)
Tables 2011
(Excel)
Tables 2014
(Excel)
Vis a Vis Benefits of Culture
(pdf)



Belonging & Leadership
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)

2012 Town of Golden Voter Demographics (pdf)

Other Golden & Area A’s Vital Signs Files and National Reports
CFC’s 2017 Indicator Selection (pdf)
BC Community Survey: East Kootenay (2016)
(pdf)
Vital Signs 2017 Survey
(pdf)
Vital Signs 2017 Survey Summary
(pdf)
CBRDI’s Community Profile: Golden (2015) (pdf)
CBRDI’s Trends Analysis: Community & Society (2016)
(pdf)
BCCIC’s The Invisible Mosaic: BC and the Sustainable Development-Goals (2016)
(pdf)
Interior Health’s Local Health Area Profile: Golden (2016)
(pdf)
Community Data Program’s Schedule B, 2016-17
(pdf)
BC 2030: Election Toolkit (2017)
(pdf)
CFC’s Belonging: Exploring Connection to Community (2017)
(pdf)


To learn more about the Vital Signs movement, please click here: www.vitalsignscanada.ca

Read recent and local Vital Signs news releases.

Become part of the action through Facebook and Twitter.

Does your group want know more about the Golden & Area A’s Vital Signs Report and how it can impact your organization? Please contact Joy Orr at admin@goldencommunityfoundation.ca

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