Community Foundation charts Campbell River’s vitals

Mary Ashley

Campbell River’s first Vital Signs report was launched on Tuesday evening.

The document amalgamates statistics from the 2011 census, information from other provincial and local organizations, and the community foundation survey results to measure the viability of the community and support action towards improving the quality of life.

From estimates of how much the population of 85 plus year olds will increase by to graduations rates and number of museum visits, the report lays out the information about the people, their needs, their wants and their income, as well as suggestions from members of the community.

“We have also been a resource community since our inception (logging, mining, fishing). Although these resources still employ many people, they have changed. We need to diversify even more where there are new opportunities,” said a resident who completed the Community Foundations anonymous survey.

Others called for more low income housing, easier access to facilities that can help individuals going through mental health crises and plans that ensure clean water for future generations.

Where the report criticizes, it also celebrates.

the arts and culture sector has grown in the last decade. Not only are the library and museum well utilized, the number of working artists and residents employed in cultural occupations has also increased.

Campbell River also sees higher rates of community belonging, volunteerism and and voter turnout than the provincial average.

Vital Signs concludes with “Ten ways to take action.” The report recommends embracing, sharing, discussing and applying the information to make positive changes happen. Routes to take action include volunteering or donating money to causes that work to make Campbell River a better place to live, as well as sharing the information in the report with politicians and decision makers to use when making policies.

The report can be found on the Campbell River Community Foundation website.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Bride thankful ailing stepdad was able to walk her down the aisle

Ceremony held amidst pandemic in order to fulfill bride’s wish to have stepdad give her away

B.C. aquaculture farm’s employees sweat it out to raise funds for food banks

For every five minutes of exercise recorded, Cermaq Canada is donating a dollar to local food banks in communities they operate

Province pays $4.08 million for hotel to house fire victims

The Government of B.C. has purchased a new building to help people… Continue reading

Destination Campbell River relieved after receiving $65,400 provincial grant

The grant will help cover the peak-season operational losses during May to October and help in recovery efforts

VIDEO: Humpback whales put on a rare show near Campbell River

The ‘playful’ pod lingered by a local tour operator’s boat for quite some time

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of the world of summer sports

In a typical year, there are plenty of summer sporting events and tournaments held across Canada

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Mirror business directory and map

If you’d like to be added to the list, shoot us an email

‘We’re sick of it’: Anger over police killings shatters U.S.

Tens of thousands marched to protest the death of George Floyd

Surrey mayor’s party under fire for ‘sickening’ tweet accusing northern B.C. RCMP of murder

Mayor Doug McCallum says tweet, Facebook post ‘sent out by unauthorized person’

Father’s Day Walk Run for prostate cancer will be virtual event this year throughout B.C.

The annual fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has brought in $2.5 million since 1999

Dr. Bonnie Henry announces official ban on overnight kids’ camps this summer

New ban comes after talking with other provincial health officials across the country, Henry says

Senior man in hospital after unprovoked wolf attack near Prince Rupert

Conservation officers are on site looking for the wolf

VIDEO: NASA astronauts blast off into space on SpaceX rocket

Marks NASA’s first human spaceflight launched from U.S. soil in nearly a decade

Most Read