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It starts with hope, and the goal is change
5,319 Greater Victorians had their say in this year's Vital Signs citizen survey. Now the results are in!
For nearly two decades Victoria’s Vital Signs report has been a data-driven tool that can be used as a catalyst for change. Its insights combine survey results and regional data to help identify and respond to the most pressing issues facing residents.
The 18th annual check-up measures this year's overall quality of life and delves further into 12 issue areas that shape Greater Victoria's well-being.
This year the community rated cost of living and housing among the region’s top issues, and while the housing grade has improved from last year, it’s still one of the most pressing concerns.
Greater Victorians pinpointed affordable housing, and improving public safety and transportation as among top things to address to make the region an even better place to live.
Respondents also said the natural environment and climate are among the best things about Greater Victoria.
But there are so many more findings!
With support from presenting sponsor Coast Capital, the 2023 report takes an in-depth look at all sectors of well-being. It draws on the experiences of many organizations, including BIPOC and Indigenous groups that are working tirelessly to turn hope into change to create a vibrant, equitable and caring community for all.
The magazine-style report is now available online and in print throughout the community, and for a look at even more data findings, you can visit the Victoria Foundation’s accessible online data hub. There you’ll also find our feature article exploring how sports and physical literacy can help us learn how to move from hope to change!
Thank you for reading Victoria’s 2023 Vital Signs and for being part of the change.