Vital Signs report to be released in Abbotsford

The city is among more than 20 across Canada that are producing the reports.

The results of an online survey have been compiled into a report that will be released in Abbotsford on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

The first Abbotsford Vital Signs Report is being produced by the Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) in partnership with the Abbotsford News.

Abbotsford residents were asked to take part in an online survey that is being used to compile data on significant social and economic trends in the city.

Residents were asked to give a letter grade (A, B, C, etc.) in response to questions related to the issues in the report.

Abbotsford is among more than 20 community foundations across Canada that are producing Vital Signs reports, which will be released Oct. 1 in The News.

The report will promote awareness of community issues and be used by Abbotsford for social planning, by citizens and philanthropists to identify community needs and strengths, and by the ACF and other funders to inform its grant-making and leadership activities.

The report will look at seven Vital Signs issue areas this year, and another six in 2014.

This year’s issues will be revisited in 2015.

This year’s issues are: the gap between the rich and the poor, housing, health, getting started (focusing on youth and those who are new to the community), belonging, learning, and food security.