Salt Spring Island Foundation Launches Vital Signs® Survey

What do you love about living on Salt Spring? What would make your life better? The Salt Spring Island Foundation is inviting all local residents to complete Salt Spring’s Vital Signs® 2017 survey. A crucial part of the Vital Signs community consultation process, the survey seeks local opinion on quality-of-life areas to be included in Salt Spring’s first-ever Vital Signs report, such as community belonging, health and wellness, housing, arts and culture, learning, seniors, the environment, work and employment, and sports and recreation.

Vital Signs will combine statistical analysis with valuable local insights into community strengths and challenges in a comprehensive and highly readable report, to be published in October 2017. The report will present a unique snapshot of the island and the people who live here.

Experience in other communities across Canada has shown that the Vital Signs report is an important discussion piece, providing much-needed clarity around current, potential and perceived issues facing local citizens. Individuals, non-profits and governing bodies utilize Vital Signs for the purposes of planning, advocacy, requesting or granting funding, community engagement and more.

The survey is available online until April 14. Hard copies of the survey are also available at Salt Spring Island Public Library and Salt Spring Seniors Services.