Posted by Colin Heggie on Feb 27, 2018
 
Jim Kanester hosted Leanne Hammond, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of North Okanagan, where our club has an endowment fund to support our local school scholarships.  Today, Leanne described CFNO’s participation, every second year, in VitalSigns®, a national program to measure the vitality of communities, & support action towards improving the quality of life.  With sections on demographics, income, employment, arts & culture, belonging & leadership, environment, getting around, health, housing, income gap, learning, work & economy, & safety, VitalSigns® provides a comprehensive overview of about 65 Canadian communities on a periodic basis.  They use existing data sets from various sources.  Our local report, along with many others for multiple years, may be found online at http://communityfoundations.ca/vitalsigns/reports/  These are an impressive resource!