Vital Signs

Measuring the quality of life in Southwestern Alberta by identifying specific trends and issues.

What is Vital Signs?

Vital Signs is a report that measures the health and vitality of our community. This annual report identifies social and economic trends in our region, and addresses the most pressing issues of the day. An initiative of the Community Foundations of Canada, Vital Signs is a catalyst to spark conversation and civic engagement.


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Key Impact Areas

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

Living Standards

Living Standards

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

Living StandardsPDF
Healthy Communities

Healthy Communities

Active living, physical literacy, mental health, safety, and interpersonal violence.

Healthy CommunitiesPDF
Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

Early childhood development, youth programs, and continuing education for adults and seniors.

Lifelong LearningPDF
Environment

Environment

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

EnvironmentPDF
Cultural Life

Cultural Life

Cultural events and festivals, performing arts, art galleries, museums, and libraries.

Cultural LifePDF
Community Connections

Community Connections

Inclusion, diversity, and sense of community.

Community ConnectionsPDF