Vital Signs

Vital Signs presents a snapshot of data at a glance about Saskatoon. An initiative of Community Foundations of Canada, Vital Signs is an internationally respected tool for measuring and reporting on the vitality of communities.

The Vital Signs report uses a values-based framework to interpret community data and illuminate aspects of Saskatoon’s story. These inter-connected values are:  Understanding, Connection, Wellness, Equity, Sustainability, and Recovery.

Vital Signs connects these values to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an internationally accepted framework. The initiative also connects the values to specific Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.

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Thank you to all of the community leaders and fundholders who joined us for the Vital Signs Report: A Snapshot of Community Data presentation.

External Data Links

The majority of the information in our 2017 Vital Signs Report comes from Statistics Canada, sourced via a national data consultancy by Community Foundations of Canada. Some of the data was sourced directly from local organizations. Below are several links to sources of data which were included in the report:

Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Intercultural Association
Saskatoon Public Library
United Way of Saskatoon & Area
City of Saskatoon Environment Report, 2014
Community View
Saskatoon Food Council
Living Wage (Plante & Roddau, 2015)