The Campbell River Community Foundation is preparing for a bigger and better Vital Signs report this year.
“We will be utilising those same issue areas in the 2016 report in the 2018 report and providing a little bit of an update on what’s changed…what’s stayed the same across those different indicators,” said Maggie Hodge Kwan, project coordinator.
The foundation released the first report in 2016. It looks at key indicators from census data as well as information gathered via a community survey and, new this year, focus groups to paint a picture of Campbell River’s strengths and weaknesses.
“It leverages local knowledge to measure local community vitality and to support collaborative action towards improving quality of life,” Hodge Kwan said.
The report is packaged in a grab-and-go booklet and covers everything from housing and the income gap, to education and health.
According to Jim Harris, president of the Community Foundation and chair of the project committee, the 2016 report was used by various community organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, the Tourist Information Centre as well as the city.
The document will be released in October.