Victoria Foundation’s Rob Janus is inviting the public to have their voices heard as part of the 12th annual Vital Signs survey. Contributed photo.

Vital Signs takes Greater Victoria’s temperature

Annual survey online now for providing community input

The 2017 Vital Signs survey is the 12th iteration of the Victoria Foundation initiative in which every aspect of life in the region is explored and the public is invited to provide their perspective on the social issues of our times.

The public is being asked to weigh in now on the online survey on topics ranging from serious to light.

“The results of the survey are integral to our decision making, of course, but they also help guide other charities, agencies and municipal governments in their decision making,” said Rob Janus, project manager for Vital Signs.

He added that the survey results also help Greater Victorians better understand their own community and the issues facing it. “It’s a check-up that shows what we’re doing well, and where we need to be doing more work.”

Janus invites the public to visit nrgsurveys.ca/SE/53/3832_2017/ to make their voices heard.

Since 1936, the foundation has managed charitable gifts to create permanent, income-earning funds that support hundreds of charities each year. In fact, the foundation consistently awards about $1 million a month to charities and grants. More information on the work of the organization can be found at victoriafoundation.bc.ca.

editor@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Coroners office investigates death of Victoria-area teen

Investigation involves ‘male teenager’, confirmed student at Oak Bay high

Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association joins counter-protest

GVTA released statement of support for LGBTQ in response to upcoming protest

WATCH: Topaz Park open house scheduled for Saturday

This will be the final stage of public engagement for park design

UPDATED: Health Canada looking into B.C. boy’s treatment of rabid dog saliva

BC Naturopathic Association questions Dr. Anke Zimmermann’s conduct on recent treatments

BCSPCA’s proposed limits on chickens go too far: urban food advocate

Capping the number of hens at 12 an unnecessary solution, Aaren Topley tells Victoria council

Lt.-Gov. Guichon believes she made the right decision

Outgoing Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon said her most memorable moments weren’t surrounding the election

Spring Home Show this weekend in Colwood

West Shore Parks and Recreation will be transformed to showcase everything home related

VIDEO: Smokers talk pot rules at annual 4-20 event

Annual pot protest-meets-festival in Vancouver attracted hundreds to vendors, concert

Saanich’s Shew sisters win gold, silver at national wrestling championships

Kiana, 17, won gold while Zena, 14, won silver at nationals

New funds, recruits set to alleviate B.C. sheriff shortage

The Government of British Columbia announced new sheriff graduates, funding for more classes

Video: RCMP investigation gets a deer little photobomb

Princeton RCMP were conducting a drug investigation in Princeton which a deer strolled through

Farnworth says five years too long for feds to deal with organized crime in medical pot

Needs to be dealt with much sooner than that, B.C. Public Safety Minister says

UPDATED: Unions, CP Rail come to agreement, avoiding work stoppage

Locomotive engineers, conductors and signals specialists seeking new collective agreements.

B.C. woman known to hitchhike around province missing

Aislynn Hanson, 18, last seen April 13; known to travel throughout B.C. by hitchhiking

Most Read