The Squamish Community Foundation (SCF) is hosting a community event on November 24 at Brennan Park to gain insights from residents on issues affecting the community.
This ‘Community Conversation’ will be the first of two events that will support data collection for the upcoming 2023 Vital Signs report, set to be released in May.
The foundation produces a Vital Signs report every three to six years.
The first Community Conversation is November 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Brennan Park Recreation Centre in the Tantalus Room. This is a free event and appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Squamish residents are encouraged to attend this conversation and share ideas on issues that are affecting our town.
Please Register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/465452259237
Vital Signs draws on data and local knowledge to measure the vitality of the community based on indicators such as Affordability and Food Security, Environment and Sustainability, and Accessibility and Practical Transportation, among others.
The resulting report is a powerful knowledge tool that can be used by local government, businesses, and non-profits to provide localized information on community issues, to support grant funding applications with pertinent data, and to empower individuals and encourage collective action.
Now in the data collection phase for the 2023 Vital Signs Report, the SCF is encouraging participation from Squamish residents through upcoming ‘Community Conversation’ events. By gathering and having facilitated conversations on hot topics, the SCF can build the most relevant framework of data collection for the upcoming report.
“Insight from the local community is essential to ensure inclusivity and efficacy in data collection. We hope that community members and organizations will feel inspired to contribute to this project in meaningful ways through active participation and collaborative processes.”, says Michelle LeBlanc, Vital Signs Coordinator for the SCF.