Take Victoria’s 2024 Vital Signs citizen survey today!

Victoria, B.C. – In its nineteenth year, Victoria’s Vital Signs citizen survey provides a check-up on our region while looking to the future.

The Vital Signs citizen survey asks participants to weigh in on 12 Vital Signs issue areas related to quality of life in the region, including housing, safety, health and wellness, belonging and engagement, and more. Residents living in the capital region can fill out a short or long version of the survey.

The 2024 theme for the Vital Signs program focuses on actions we need to take today so that Greater Victoria is better for our grandkids and future generations. Can they be prosperous? Can they have a wonderful environment? Can they even afford to stay here? These themes will be integrated throughout the survey and the entire 2024 program, including the launch event scheduled for September 24, 2024.

Survey responses are gathered to produce a comprehensive Victoria’s Vital Signs report, which combines public opinion and statistics to provide a snapshot of livability and well-being in Greater Victoria.

“Victoria’s Vital Signs provides the community with information that sparks action to improve our region,” said Sandra Richardson, Victoria Foundation CEO. “There is a significant amount of complex and integrated challenges in our community, and we hope the theme for 2024 and information collected will help us identify solutions for our region to help our grandkids and future generations.”

The survey opens today and runs until Friday, May 31 at noon. After completing the survey, residents have a chance to win one of three Country Grocer gift cards worth $100 each. Residents can double their chances to win by filling out the long version. A link to the survey can be found on the Victoria Foundation website at victoriafoundation.bc.ca.

Victoria’s Vital Signs was launched in 2006. The presenting sponsor for our 2024 Vital Signs program is Coast Capital.

Vital Signs is a community check-up conducted by community foundations across Canada that measures the vitality of our communities and identifies significant trends in a range of areas critical to quality of life. Vital Signs is coordinated nationally by Community Foundations of Canada.


Established in 1936, the Victoria Foundation is Canada’s second oldest community foundation and the sixth largest of over 200 nation-wide. The Victoria Foundation manages charitable gifts from donors whose generosity allows them to create permanent, income-earning funds. The proceeds from these funds are then distributed as grants for charitable or educational purposes. To date the Victoria Foundation has invested over $340 million* in people, projects and non-profit organizations that strengthen communities in BC and throughout Canada.


About Coast Capital  

At Coast Capital, we’re not dreaming about a better future, we’re building one. We’re a member-owned financial cooperative with an 80-year legacy of unlocking financial opportunities that positively impact people and communities. We believe that every Canadian deserves a financial partner who actually cares how things turn out. Driven by our social purpose, we look at everything we do through the lens of how we can help our 600,000 members, our employees, and communities. Ranked in the platinum category of the 2022 Corporate Knight’s Social Purpose Ranking and a proud Certified B Corporation®, we’re part of a global movement building a more inclusive, equitable and regenerative economic system. Each year, we invest 10% of our budgeted bottom line into our communities, which since 2000 totals over $100M. We’re deeply committed to making our financial cooperative a great place to work as demonstrated by some of our accolades. Coast Capital is a platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures. To learn more, visit us online at coastcapitalsavings.com.


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*This figure is unaudited for our fiscal year ending December 31, 2023. Our audited financial statements for 2023 will be available on our website later this spring.