2016 Vital Signs media coverage

Communities participating in this year’s Vital Signs program generated a wave of media coverage across Canada and around the world. Here are some of the media highlights.



Vital Signs: Do you feel like you belong in Calgary?
Vital Signs: Annual survey shows Calgarians remain strong amid economic stress
Vital Signs survey eyes Calgarians’ sense of belonging for first time
Vital Signs survey scores a “B” for High River
Vital Signs takes pulse of city in challenging times
Calgary gets a B in quality of life

Campbell River

Community foundation brings Vital Signs report to Campbell River
Vital Signs report for Campbell River is released
Community foundation charts Campbell River’s vitals

Columbia Valley

Have you checked your vital signs lately?

Comox Valley

Vital Signs survey results to be released in October
Comox Valley get its ‘vital signs’ taken


University-educated immigrants face tough challenge finding employment in Edmonton
Pets outnumber kids & 9 other facts from 2016 Edmonton Vital Signs report
Vital Signs report shows new immigrants still attracted to Edmonton
Community foundation sheds light on the immigrant experience in Edmonton
Immigration wave keeps Edmonton young
This year’s Vital Signs report sheds light on changing Edmonton demographics.

Grey Bruce

First ever Vital Signs report released
Vital Signs offers profile of Grey-Bruce
Some highlights from Vital Signs report


New ways to help people finance homes a priority — Vital Signs survey


Report shows youth well-being in peril
Annual Vital Signs report points to support for children, adolescents and food security as areas for improvement in Kingston community
Vital Signs annual report out


Shelter space lacking in city
Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta releases Vital Signs 2016 report


Vital Signs report to examine issues around mental health
Vital Signs report describes mental health as pressing issue In London-Middlesex
London Community Foundation calls for mental health, addiction coordination
Report finds mental health treatment gaps
London Community Foundation urges mental health agencies to collaborate

Medicine Hat

Vital Signs launch: Medicine Hat Alberta
Vital Signs set to release 10th anniversary edition
Vital Signs puts city on display

Newfoundland & Labrador

Vital Signs delves into rural/city life
Vital Signs report highlights differences between urban and rural N.L.
Aging population, rural-urban challenges highlighted in Vital Signs 2016
Many municipalities unable to fill council positions: Vital Signs
NL low income earners spend greater share on utilities than rest Of Canada
Latest issue of Vital Signs focuses on rural and urban differences
Province’s aging population leaving gaps in society, Vital Signs report finds
Vital Signs roundtable
Dramatic increase in home prices over last decade: Vital Signs
Nunatsiavut has highest proportion of artists within province, affirms provincial Vital Signs report

Northwestern Alberta

Nenshi featured speaker for Nourish the North
Study finds link between sports, community inclusiveness


Oakville Community Foundation takes Vital Signs to Vital Solutions


Fourth annual Vital Signs report paints a picture of Peterborough
Vital Signs report checks Peterborough’s pulse

Simcoe Muskoka

Report includes troubling stats, but also ways to address problems in region
Vital Signs report identifies poverty, mental health as major Simcoe County issues

South Saskatchewan

South Saskatchewan Community Foundation launches 2016 Regina area Vital Signs report
Vital Signs report highlights importance of reconciliation and economic inclusion
Vital Signs report finds newcomers to Regina want to give back
Vital Signs on CTV Regina


Vital Signs: Less crime, better health, fewer jobs in 2015
Sudbury can do better by Aboriginal people: Report
Vital Signs reports focuses on well-being of Aboriginal people in Sudbury
Sudbury Accent: Breaking down silos


Survey shows most British Columbians think newcomers may feel unwelcome

Sunshine Coast

Benefits of being unlinked
Coasters safer, more content than B.C. average


Vital Signs report challenges Toronto to do better
Vital Signs report on CBC’s Metro Morning
Toronto Vital Signs report points to growing gap between rich and poor
Rising through the ups and downs of our city
Philanthropy an untapped affordable housing resource
A vital conversation on TVO


Vancouver Foundation survey finds a happy and satisfied B.C.
Housing the number one concern in Metro Vancouver: research
Walkability scores high in Vancouver Vital Signs survey


Vital People: Do you belong?
Victoria housing favours the wealthy: Vital Signs report
Rental housing affordability, home ownership top Vital Signs survey
Vital Signs 2016 – the Victoria Foundation’s annual community report
Learning English is a family affair, thanks to diversified library system
Rental costs, home ownership main concerns: Vital Signs survey


Vital Signs report: Sense of belonging still an issue
Waterloo Region’s Vital Signs® – Our community still has work to do
Let’s start talking about being in your 20s and living with your parents


Housing, gap between rich and poor top the chart in Vital Signs survey


People love their community but need more job accessibility: Vital Signs report
Windsor residents like direction city heading: Vital Signs report


New Zealand

400 Waikato residents discuss community priorities
Philanthropics sharpen focus as Waikato’s diversity grows

United Kingdom

New report finds mental health and opportunities for young people is key challenge for county
Somerset Community Foundation report reveals shocking self-harm, isolation and GCSE exam statistics
5 things the Vital Signs report 2016 tells us about Milton Keynes
The Future Looks Bleak
Charity’s research identifies areas of need in Newham
Homelessness in Reading soars by 700 per cent
East End Community Foundation survey shows concerns on housing and safety

United States

Health, education, traffic woes threaten progress in booming Nashville
Fresh data on Bay Area’s Vital Signs show big jump in freeway congestion for 2015
Nashville area’s success hides shaky vital signs
City Mayor Kim McMillan to lead regional mayors’ caucus

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