Northumberland's Vital Signs

Vital Signs is the largest community-driven data program in Canada. It allows community organizations to make data-driven decisions that respond to what communities need.

Vital Signs provides a focus for public debate in our communities and around the world. Vital Signs reports and Vital Conversations are used by residents, businesses, community organizations, universities and colleges, and government leaders to take action and direct resources where they will have the greatest impact.

Community foundations use the knowledge gained through Vital Signs to lead on impact in their community. Priorities identified by Vital Signs are often incorporated into the strategic direction of the foundation and guide decision-making as a community leader and funder. As a result, community foundations are able to move the needle on the most pressing issues.

As communities look to recover from the pandemic, Vital Signs provides key indicators on how communities are doing and what we need to do to build back better.

First started by Toronto Foundation in 2001, Vital Signs is now a global program that has engaged more than 100 communities in Canada and around the world to mobilize the power of community knowledge for greater local impact.

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 Cover of Vital Signs Report