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.

A Vital Exploration: Sea to Sky & Howe Sound Region

Since 2017, community foundations in the Sea-to-Sky and Howe Sound region (Whistler, Squamish, Bowen Island, Sunshine Coast, and West Vancouver North Shore) have been collaborating to find ways of supporting each other in our work.
 
That cooperation has culminated in the release of a 2020 report that compares the latest information from our Vital Signs reports, census data, and other sources for our various communities. We are very pleased to share this report with you.

Vital Conversations start here!

On October 28, 2020, Whistler’s Vital Cafe focused on Youth Health & Wellbeing one of the key pages in A Vital Exploration of the Sea to Sky and Howe Sound region.

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.

SDG Icons

Yes, there is poverty in Whistler, but we as individuals and as a collective community have the power to help change that.

Sara Jennings, Food Bank Coordinator on the topic of Sustainable Development Goal #1 – Zero Hunger. Tweet

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.