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Vital Signs Community Survey has launched!


Let your voice be heard: take our Vital Signs Community Survey https://www.temiskamingfoundation.ca/vitalsigns


WHAT IS VITAL SIGNS?

Vital Signs is Canada’s most extensive community-driven data program. Spearheaded by Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and led by community foundations from coast to coast, Vital Signs was created by community leaders and led by the Toronto Foundation for the first time in 2001.  It has since evolved and expanded with many community foundations across the country participating in the program, including the Temiskaming Foundation (check out our 2021 Vital Signs report here: https://www.temiskamingfoundation.ca/about/publications).


Vital Signs uses local knowledge to measure the health and well-being of a community and support action towards improving collective quality of life.  Community foundations and community leaders use local data gathered through the program to support evidence-based, locally relevant solutions to improve the quality of life at the community level.  Vital Signs aims to inspire civic engagement, provide a focus for public debate, and help a range of people to take action and direct resources where they will have the greatest impact.


WHY WE ARE DOING THE SURVEY?

The Vital Signs community survey and the information it offers allow us to learn about and take action on key community needs.  It can lead to investments in the community that will provide solutions and impact where it is needed most.  It can also lead to collaboration, innovations and investments that address community needs at the systemic level.


With the knowledge gained through the survey, the TTF and other local organizations can make strategic decisions, driving progress in crucial areas within the community. 

The information from the community survey can be used in several ways:

-          To develop partnerships;

-          To conduct advocacy for systemic change;

-          To update granting priorities and requirements;

-          As a fundraising tool;

-          To influence strategic planning, and;

-          To spark community discussion.


HOW CAN THE COMMUNITY GET INVOLVED? (CALL TO ACTION)

If you wish to participate in this community survey, check out your local library in the Timiskaming District for a physical copy or online at https://www.temiskamingfoundation.ca/vitalsigns. The survey is available in both English and French and should take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.  You do not have to answer any questions you do not wish to. The survey is anonymous. Your decision to complete and submit this survey will be interpreted as an indication of your consent to participate.


If you have any questions or comments about Vital Signs or this survey, please email us at strategic@temiskamingfoundation.ca.  The Temiskaming Foundation thanks you for your participation in this survey.



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