2018 Vital Signs media coverage

Community-led Vital Signs reports helped community leaders identify and raise the profile of many important community issues. Vital Signs reports generated media interest in key community issues. Here are some of the highlights that appeared in the media:


Calgary Foundation

Economic recovery leaves many impoverished Calgarians behind: Vital Signs survey

Editorial: Vital Signs report a call to action


Campbell River Community Foundation:

Community Foundation brings Vital Signs Report to Campbell River

Campbell River Community Foundation releases latest Vital Signs


Comox Valley Community Foundation

Report grades quality of life in the Comox Valley


The County Foundation

Vital Signs 2018 shows a complicated snapshot of life in Prince Edward County

Sense of belonging lagging in latest Vital Signs report

Vital Signs


Edmonton Community Foundation

Edmonton reported sexual assaults second highest in Canada: report

Edmonton has work to do to move the needle on gender equity: Vital Signs study

Edmonton exploring how to make public spaces safer for women


Hamilton Community Foundation:

Hamilton’s revitalization continues, leaving some behind: Vital Signs report

Vital Signs highlights progress, but also troubling disparities in Hamilton

Vital Signs: Hamilton a city of outliers

Vital Signs: Voter turnout in Hamilton municipal elections steadily eroding

Vital Signs: Women and visible minorities poorly represented in top positions

Vital Signs: Hamilton’s ‘healthy’ economy still leaving some behind

Vital Signs: Art is more than a growth industry in Hamilton


Community Foundation for Kingston & Area

Taking the community’s pulse


Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta:

Snapshot of community captured in annual Vital Signs report

‘Vital Signs’ by the numbers

Community Foundation benefitting many in south

Vital Signs report shows significance of wind power in southwest Alberta

Southwestern Alberta obesity rate rises more than 10 per cent


London Community Foundation:

A quarter of London’s kids are living in poverty, Vital Signs report finds

More than 70K Londoners, one in four of them children, live in poverty

Jobs, affordable housing, poverty key issues in London

BRT, social issues hot topics at debate in wide-open Ward 8


Community Foundation of Mississauga:

1 in 7 people in Mississauga living in poverty: Vital Signs report

Vital Signs reports 1 in 7 Mississauga residents live in poverty

Vital Signs 2018 Report a Snapshot of Mississauga (page 5)


Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador:

No ‘quick fix’ for Newfoundland and Labrador’s problems

Vital Signs a Provincewide Checkup on Quality of Life Issues

Vital Signs Highlights Post-Boom Years In Newfoundland And Labrador

Vital Signs Report Shows Stark Picture Of Population Challenges


Selkirk and District Community Foundation:

2018 Vital Signs Report


Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen:

Vital Signs report identifies housing and work as problem areas in region

Region gets C- on housing


South Saskatchewan Community Foundation:

South Sask. Community Foundation placing special focus on reconciliation

Report offers ‘snapshot’ into community need in south Sask.


SurreyCares Community Foundation:

Surrey Cares Community Foundation launches fourth Vital Signs report on quality of life in Surrey

Barriers remain for Surrey’s growing Indigenous population: report

Report finds Surrey’s Aboriginal population is growing, young and underserved


Toronto Foundation:

First-time Toronto’s Vital Signs Report exposes pervasive inequity

Toronto getting older and more isolated: Vital Signs report

Why Toronto the Good is getting worse

More Toronto residents living isolated lives: report

Good quality of life ‘just a dream’ for too many Torontonians


Victoria Foundation:

Vital People: Take stock in your own community

Vital Signs report breaks down Greater Victoria statistics

Cost of living, housing issues top concerns for region’s residents, survey finds

Victoria Foundation releases the 2018 Vital Signs report

One third of Victoria’s homeless population identifies as Indigenous


Community Foundation of Whistler:
New Vital Signs report for Whistler highlights importance of belonging

New Vital Signs report highlights the struggles faced by many Whistlerites


WindsorEssex Community Foundation:

Mixed reviews in the Vital Signs report for Windsor-Essex

Windsor-Essex’s 2018 Vital Signs report released


Winkler Community Foundation:

Vital Signs Reveals One In Three Elderly Women Live In Poverty In Winkler

Internationally, Vital Signs reports attracted attention in the following places this year:


Fondazione Comunitaria Nord Milano Onlus (Italy):

Community Foundations — between local development and international perspectives

Da Sesto San Giovanni a Ottawa: la Fondazione Nord Milano a confronto con le esperienze canadesi

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