Vital Signs is Canada’s most extensive community-driven data initiative. Spearheaded by Community Foundations of Canada, more than 65 national community foundations and 41 international community foundations produce Vital Signs reports, host “Vital Conversations,” and more.
Vital Signs use local knowledge to measure the vitality of a community and support action towards improving collective quality of life. 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. Vital Signs aims to inspire civic engagement, to provide a focus for public debate, and to help a range of actors take action and direct resources where they will have the greatest impact.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries — developed and developing — in global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go together with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth — all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
The North Simcoe and Area’s Vital Signs report focuses on the following SDGs which were themes identified as priorities through our Vital Signs Community Surveys:
Our volunteer committee has worked tirelessly to collect and combine the data from numerous sources and has referenced all material used in the Report. We also have the ability to provide interactive access to the relevant Stats Canada data, survey analysis and other reference data and reports via the Data Platform.
Note: The Report is a PDF and the Data Platform is an external website that provides interactive access to the data used in the report.
Huronia Community Foundation is greatly appreciative of the following sponsors who helped make the North Simcoe & Area’s Vital Signs Report possible:
Vital Signs is a registered trademark and is used with permission from Community Foundations of Canada.