Vital Signs

Building community knowledge by taking the pulse on trends and issues in southwestern Alberta communities.

What is Vital Signs?

Vital Signs is a snapshot of the vitality of southwestern Alberta. This report identifies significant information and trends, creates awareness of current issues, and inspires action. Vital Signs is a part of a national initiative conducted by community foundations across Canada.


Thank you to our 2016 sponsors:


Key Impact Areas

Vital Signs looks at six areas that significantly impact the quality of life in southwestern Alberta communities.

Living Standards

Living Standards

Issues relating to food access, homelessness, housing, transportation and the cost of living.

Living StandardsPDF
Healthy Communities

Healthy Communities

Active living, obesity, physical literacy, mental health, safety, and family violence.

Healthy CommunitiesPDF
Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

Early childhood development and youth programs.

Lifelong LearningPDF
Environment

Environment

Parks and open spaces, urban forests, conservation,and animal rehabilitation.

EnvironmentPDF
Cultural Life

Cultural Life

Information on music programs, libraries,and museums.

Cultural LifePDF
Community Connections

Community Connections

Sense of Belonging and community events.

Community ConnectionsPDF