Vital Signs

Whistler's Community-Driven Data Program

Whistler’s Vital Signs uses local knowledge to measure the vitality of our community and support action.

Local data gathered through the program is used to support evidence-based, locally relevant solutions to improve the quality of life at the community level.

Whistler’s 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.

Launched Friday, March 3, 2023

Whistler's Vital Signs: A Community Check Up

Inside this latest report, released in March of 2023, our team asks 3 critical questions:

  • Do we have a sustainable future?
  • Is our community livable?
  • Is everyone thriving?


The answers are shared in the form of indicators collected from Statistics Canada and reports available around the community. We as a community can now see important data that impacts decision making. More data remains available to everyone, and this report mearly scratches the surface of each theme. 

Share Your Experience with Whistler’s Vital Signs

Once you have read Whistler’s Vital Signs, we want to know more about your experience with it. Below is a mini survey designed to take just a few minutes. Be sure to complete it because we hope to bring more places for inquiry in Fall 2023 to the community — and your input is key to defining the direction of that inquiry.

Quick Survey

Stay updated on Whistler's Vital Signs

For more information and events through Whistler Community Foundation’s Newsletter or if you work with a non-profit connect with us through the Non-profit Network Newsletter.

Vital Signs Around The World

First started by Toronto Foundation in 2001, Vital Signs is now a global program that has engaged more than 100 communities in Canada and around the world to mobilize the power of community knowledge for greater local impact.

Community foundations use the knowledge gained through Vital Signs to lead on impact in their community. Priorities identified by Vital Signs are often incorporated into the strategic direction of the foundation and guide decision-making as a community leader and funder. As a result, community foundations are able to move the needle on the most pressing issues.

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 United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG framework allows Whistler to measure local data against common global indicators.


Canada and The Sustainable Development Goals 

United Nations and The Sustainable Development Goals

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Whistler’s Vital Signs Reports

Whistler’s Vital Signs is led by local people and used by neighbours, businesses, non-profit organizations, community groups and civic leaders to learn more about Whistler’s community-based needs. The report is helpful in defining action and directing resources where it will have the greatest impact.