In this bi-annual report, we measure the well-being of all of our communities in the South Okanagan Similkameen — from Summerland, down to Osoyoos and over to Princeton — providing data and information on everything from health, the environment, and much more.
New this year, the 2021 Vital Signs report has gone virtual, meaning that you can access any information you need, at your fingertips. Using graphs, maps and other visualization techniques, Vital Signs provides a snapshot of our region’s well-being while identifying changes over time.
Need a little help navigating the 2021 Vital Signs Report?
This 3-minute tutorial will get you on your way: Learn how to access the various categories, maps and much more on this platform.
What can you learn from the Vital Signs Report?
The Vital Signs report is a really useful tool for organizations and charities, for municipalities and for volunteers to learn about issues in our community that need addressing. We’re thrilled that by going online, more people will be able to find up-to-date information exactly when they need it.
How is the data organized?
Vital Signs uses the issue areas set out by Community Foundations of Canada. CFSOS will provide data on the following issue areas:
- Our Community
- Sustainable Cities & Communities
- No Poverty/Zero Poverty
- Justice & Strong Institutions
- Quality Education / Gender
- Decent Work & Economic Growth
- Good Health & Well Being
- Culture & Arts, and Housing
These issue areas are organized around the Sustainable Development Goals.
To view other Foundation’s Vital Signs Reports take a look here.