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Past: Vital Cafe May 2021

Parenting & Pandemic Pressures

How can we sustain family life in Whistler? 

PAST: Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Zoom (FREE)

The pandemic changed everything. And we know that families with school-aged children and teens faced unexpected challenges that no other group experienced. 

On May 13, a panel of local experts shared what they know about pandemic-related pressures on families living, working and schooling in Whistler. 

Later, participants moved to facilitated breakout room discussions for the opportunity to make connections and engage in conversations that have the potential change the outlook for families with school-aged children and teens. 

The Vital Cafe panel was chosen to help inform participants on key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): #2 Zero Hunger, #3 Good Health & Wellbeing, #4 Quality Education, #8 Decent Work & Economic Growth, #10 Reduced Inequities. The panel of local experts includes: 

  • Sue Oakey, parent, teacher and librarian at Spring Creek Elementary 
  • Jackie Dickinson, parent, Executive Director at Whistler Community Services
  • Diana Chan, business owner, employer, Chair of Whistler Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 
  • Izumi Inoue, parent, Settlement Worker at Whistler Welcome Centre 
  • Dr. Olivia Bayley M.D., parent, Family Physician at Whistler Medical Clinic

Thank you to our sponsors for making this important conversation possible in the midst of a pandemic.

Vital Signs 2021

The Vital Signs volunteer committee is actively collecting data for the 2021 Vital Signs report.

Releasing early 2022, the report gives a snapshot of Whistler life while identifying trends to inspire knowledge into action.

Sustainable Development Goals

Whistler Community Foundation strives to help our local communities reach targets defined by the Sustainable Development Goals.

For the last few years, we have been using the goals in our Vital Signs program. In 2021, we are proud to say grant applicants submitted applications focused on helping our communities reach these goals.

Below, you’ll find the sustainable development goals that acutely pertain to families living, working and schooling in Whistler.

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Vital Signs

Vital Signs aims to inspire civic engagement, to provide focus for public debate, and to help a range of actors take action and direct resources where they will have the greatest impact. [Read More]

Locally Relevant Solutions Through a Global Looking Glass

In 2017, Community Foundations of Canada started to align our national data sets with Agenda 2030, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG framework allows Whistler to measure local data against common global indicators.