Community Foundation looking for community grades

The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan is asking residents to take the 2015 Vital Signs survey to grade the community.

The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan is asking residents to take the 2015 Vital Signs survey and grade your community.

The Vital Signs report is an important piece of literature for the South Okanagan and Similkameen as it gathers statistical data and community input in a comprehensive report to provide citizens with a sense of where their community is at, and where it might be going. The report covers the communities in the RDOS region from Summerland to Osoyoos and throughout the Similkameen Valley.

“We encourage all citizens to take the survey so we are able to gather a true sense of how the citizens feel about the state of their community. The more input we gather, the more feedback we are able to publish in the report,” said Aaron McRann, executive director of the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen.

The survey takes about six minutes to complete and asks questions on 11 key issue areas that affect the quality of life, such as: arts and culture, belonging and leadership, environment, gap between rich and poor, getting started in our community, health and wellness, housing, learning, safety, work and getting around.

The Vital Signs report will be available to all community members and organizations on Oct. 1. Look for an official launch event details to follow. To take the survey visit www.vitalsignssurvey.com.