Vital Signs

What is Calgary’s Vital Signs?

Vital Signs uses 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 focus for public debate, and to help a range of actors take action and direct resources where they will have the greatest impact.

Calgary’s Vital Signs® report features expert research combined with the results of a citizen survey, where Calgarians weigh in areas critical to quality of life.

Read the 2021 Vital Signs Report


Calgary Foundation launched Calgary’s Vital Signs in 2007 to:

  1. Increase the effectiveness of the Foundation’s grant-making
  2. Better inform our donors about issues and opportunities
  3. Spark discussion, encourage connections and inspire action

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