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Victoria’s Vital Signs is an annual community check-up that measures the vitality of our region, identifies concerns, and supports action on issues that are critical to our quality of life. The Victoria Foundation produces the report to connect philanthropy to community needs and opportunities. Special thanks to the Toronto Foundation for developing and sharing the Vital Signs concept and Community Foundations of Canada for supporting a coordinated national Vital Signs initiative.

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Victoria’s Youth Vital Signs 2014

The 2014 Youth Vital Signs survey included 276 youth who let their views be known by assigning grades, choosing their top priorities and identifying things to celebrate in each of 13 issue areas. This report is used to broaden understanding and awareness of the opinions and experiences of youth in Greater Victoria, and provides information that can potentially make a meaningful difference in public policy and community investment decision making processes.

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Victoria’s Youth Vital Signs 2013

The 2013 Youth Vital Signs survey included 234 youth who let their views be known by assigning grades, choosing their top priorities and identifying things to celebrate in each of 13 issue areas. This year they also answered questions about quality of life, happiness and connection to community. This report is used to broaden understanding and awareness of the opinions and experiences of youth in Greater Victoria, and provides information that can potentially make a meaningful difference in public policy and community investment decision making processes.

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Victoria’s Youth Vital Signs 2012

Victoria’s Youth Vital Signs began as a special section of the Victoria Foundation’s 2009 Victoria’s Vital Signs® report to measure the vitality of our city from a youth perspective and as a way for the youth of the region to have their voices heard.

During the past three years youth age 15 – 24 were asked for their opinions on issues that are critical to their quality of life. They were open and engaged in the process and the comments they provided shaped the survey for 2012. This year respondents were asked to grade each subject area and indicate what one or two things they would change if they could.  The options were drawn from comments frequently received in the previous three surveys. And this year we added a 13th issue area – Sports & Recreation.

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Victoria’s Youth Vital Signs 2011

Victoria’s Youth Vital Signs began as a special section of the Victoria Foundation’s 2009 Victoria’s Vital Signs report to measure the vitality of our city from a youth perspective and as a way for the youth of the region to have their voices heard.

During the past two years youths age 15 – 24 were asked for their opinions on issues that are critical to their quality of life.  They were open and engaged in the process and the comments they provided shaped the survey for 2011.  This year respondents were asked to grade each subject area and indicate what one or two things they would change if they could.  The options were drawn from comments frequently received in the previous two surveys.

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2017 Victoria’s Vital Signs

Greater Victoria’s Annual Check-up – 12th Edition

 

This year’s report takes a second look at belonging, this time examining how our institutions, public policies, social structures and systems set the tone.

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2016 Victoria’s Vital Signs

Greater Victoria’s Annual Check-up – 11th Edition

 

This year’s report takes a look at what it means to belong, including a closer examination of belonging for 4 local population groups: aboriginals, newcomers, youth and seniors.

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Victoria’s Vital Signs 2015

The Tenth Anniversary of Greater Victoria’s Annual Check-up

 

Our tenth edition of Victoria’s Vital Signs looks back at a decade of reporting and includes a feature article on measuring what matters.

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Victoria’s Vital Signs 2014

Greater Victoria’s Annual Check-up

 

Our ninth edition of Victoria’s Vital Signs takes a closer look at wellbeing, using the results of the first-ever Victoria Capital Region Community Wellbeing Survey conducted in partnership with the Canadian Index of Wellbeing at the University of Waterloo.

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Victoria’s Vital Signs 2013

Greater Victoria’s Annual Check-up

 

Our 2013 edition of Victoria’s Vital Signs includes a feature look at the issue of food security and what’s being done locally to address it.

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National Perspective

The following materials are provided by Community Foundations of Canada:

Victoria’s Vital Signs 2012

Greater Victoria’s Annual Check-up

 

Our 2012 edition of Victoria’s Vital Signs takes a look at whether our children have a healthy future, examining the issues of childhood obesity and physical literacy .

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Victoria’s Vital Signs 2011

Greater Victoria’s Annual Check-up

 

Our 2011 edition of Victoria’s Vital Signs marks the sixth year of the report, published in the 75th anniversary year of the Victoria Foundation.

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Victoria’s Vital Signs® 2010

Greater Victoria’s Annual Check-up

 

The fifth anniversary of Victoria’s Vital Signs includes a special look at youth in our region and the issues that affect them most.

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Victoria’s Vital Signs 2009

Greater Victoria’s Annual Check Up

 

The 2009 edition of Victoria’s Vital Signs is the fourth year of publishing this regional report.

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Victoria’s Vital Signs 2008

Greater Victoria’s Annual Check-up

 

Our third edition of Victoria’s Vital Signs.

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Victoria’s Vital Signs 2007

Greater Victoria’s Annual Check-up

 

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Victoria’s Vital Signs 2006

Greater Victoria’s Annual Check-up

 

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