VITAL SIGNS ®

Vital Signs® is a community-driven data program that uses local knowledge to measure the vitality of a community and support action towards improving collective quality of life. 

First developed by the Toronto Community Foundation in 2001, it became a national program spearheaded by Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) in 2006 and is now licenced by CFC for use by community foundations throughout the world.

In Australia, six Community Foundations have so far collaborated with local stakeholders to undertake this pulse check in their communities – see reports below. 

Further Vital Signs reports by Australia’s Community Foundations will be released in 2020, we’ll share these as soon as they become available. 

GET INVOLVED

ACP manages licencing of Vital Signs in Australia. To participate, a community foundation needs to be a member of ACP in good standing.

For more information, please get in touch.

MIRBOO NORTH & DISTRICT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Mirboo North & District Community Foundation produced the Mirboo North 2020 Vital Signs Report with the Mirboo North & District Community Bank Branch (Bendigo Bank).

MACKAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Mackay’s Vital Signs was released in July 2019, produced by Mackay Community Foundation, with the support of Alman Partners and Cell Engineering.

HANDS ACROSS CANBERRA

Canberra Vital Signs, produced jointly by the Hands Across Canberra Community Foundation and the Snow Foundation, was released in October 2018.

LORD MAYOR'S CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Greater Melbourne Vital Signs 2017 by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation provides a snapshot of Melbourne’s health and vitality, and the road to a sustainable and resilient city.

FREMANTLE FOUNDATION

In a first for its community, the Fremantle Foundation took this snapshot of Fremantle’s vital statistics, published in 2017.

LORD MAYOR'S CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Melbourne Vital Signs 2014 was produced by Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and identifies community issues in Melbourne in relation to Homelessness, Ageing, Youth, Food Security, Environment, the Arts and Health.

Ballarat FOUNDATION

As one of Victoria’s major regional cities, Ballarat has a vibrant history and continues to flourish and grow. This report was compiled by the Ballarat Foundation in 2011 and analyses health, housing, safety and environment, among other quality of life indicators. 

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