Victoria, B.C. – Residents of Greater Victoria can have their voice heard and help shape a snapshot of the capital region in the Victoria Foundation’s 18th annual Vital Signs Survey, which is open now.
The Vital Signs citizen survey asks participants to weigh in on 12 Vital Signs issues related to quality of life in the region. These issue areas include housing, safety, health & wellness, belonging and engagement, and more. This year, residents can fill out a short or long version of the survey.
Survey responses are used to produce the comprehensive Victoria’s Vital Signs report, which combines public opinion and statistics to provide a snapshot of livability and well-being in Greater Victoria. The 2023 Vital Signs report will be released in the fall.
The survey opens today and runs until Friday, June 2. Residents can find a link to the survey on the Victoria Foundation website at victoriafoundation.ca.
“Every voice counts in a community and we value every response,” says Sandra Richardson, Victoria Foundation CEO. “The responses from this survey will go a long way to help produce a true snapshot of the capital region in 2023, painting a picture of how we’re doing, and what we need to work on together as a community.”
The 2022 Vital Signs report identified housing, cost of living, and healthcare as the most pressing issues faced by respondents. Housing received a failing grade of F, the first time an issue area has received a failing grade. The majority of respondents also said there is not enough affordable home ownership options or affordable rental accommodations. Overall quality of life in Greater Victoria scored a B+ grade, which is an improvement over the 2020 and 2021 grade of B.
Victoria’s Vital Signs was launched in 2006. The presenting sponsor for our 2023 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.
Click here to take the survey today.