Vital Signs

Every 3 years, the GDCF leads in the publishing of an indicator report for Golden & Area A called “Vital Signs.” This year’s proposed report will include data from the 2016 Census, which has already shown that the community has reversed the shrinking trend of the last 2 censuses and grown since 2011.  The data and community priority-setting process in Vital Signs has helped local funders allocate resources and funding to groups that are working to address these key community needs.

Vital Signs will continue to rely on local experts and volunteer researchers, who can lean on the project manager and the Vital Signs community from across Canada and around the world to help collect and analyze local data and share ideas for community development.


2017 Golden & Area A’s Vital Signs

Thanks to a grant from the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives & Affected Areas Program, the 2017 Vital Signs report will include data from the 2016 Census, which has already shown that the community has reversed the shrinking trend of the last 2 censuses and grown since 2011. The data and community priority-setting process in Vital Signs has helped local funders allocate resources and funding to groups that are working to address these key community needs.

Vital Signs will continue to rely on local experts and volunteer researchers, who can lean on the project manager and the Vital Signs community from across Canada and around the world to help collect and analyze local data and share ideas for community development.

Along with 2016 Census data, the Vital Signs project team will be collaborating with the Vancouver Foundation and the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (CBRDI) to provide the most comprehensive picture possible about the performance and future of Golden & Area A.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer researcher, please contact a Board Member today!

2014 Golden & Area A’s Vital Signs

The Vital Signs® Report provides a snapshot of Golden & Area A that continues to “tell it like it is” – highlighting areas of concern and reasons for celebration. Vital Signs® 2014 is the 2nd Report (the 1st was published in 2011) of a long-term review initiative and one that this community intends to revisit every 3 years.

In 2011, over 300 citizen survey respondents became graders for Golden & Area A’s Vital Signs®. The Report delivered a sobering wakeup call that our authentic adventure community includes challenges that threaten the quality of life for many local residents, businesses and organizations.

Three years later, 400 citizen graders confirm that the Economy and Work are still the community’s top priorities. The issue area Getting Started & Staying has moved up to 3rd priority, suggesting that more should be done to help newcomers and long-time locals.

Pick up a copy at one of our many supporting businesses in Golden or download the 2014 Golden & Area A’s Vital Signs Report here.
(pdf format - 3.4 mb)

This Report was only possible with our volunteer Project Team members who donated their time, their skills and their expertise for the Golden & District Community Foundation. Volunteers are the backbone of our community.

To learn more about the Vital Signs movement, please click here: www.vitalsignscanada.ca

We recognize that gathering this information is just a first step. It’s what we all do with it that really counts.

Please contact Ryan Watmough at admin@goldencommunityfoundation.ca if your group want know more about the Golden & Area A’s Vital Signs Report and how it can impact your organization.

2014 Deep Data documents for all 13 Issue Areas:
Economy
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)
KHC CED Strategic Priorities
(pdf)

Work
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables
(Excel)

BC Unemployment Rate (pdf)
Golden BRE Report (pdf)

Getting Started & Staying
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)

Tables 2014 (Excel)



Health
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)
Local Health Area Profile
(pdf)



Housing
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)
BCNPHA Data
(pdf)


Recreation and Leisure
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables
(Excel)
Mountain Bike Study (pdf)
Snowmobile Study (pdf)
Golf Study (pdf)

Learning
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)
Composite Learning Index
(CLI) Key
(pdf)


Environment
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014 (Excel)
CBT State of the Basin (link)

2014 State of the Basin - Rural Development Institute (link)
2013 Golden Landfill
Annual Report (pdf)

Getting Around
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)
US 2012 Benchmarking
Report
(link)


Gap Between Rich & Poor
Deep Data 2014 (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)
CCPA Living Wage Update
(pdf)



Safety
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)




Arts & Culture
Deep Data 2011 (pdf)
Deep Data 2014
(pdf)
Tables 2011
(Excel)
Tables 2014
(Excel)
Vis a Vis Benefits of Culture
(pdf)



Belonging & Leadership
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables 2014
(Excel)

2012 Town of Golden Voter Demographics (pdf)

Other Golden & Area A’s Vital Signs Files and National Reports
Data Sources Final 2011 (pdf)
Project Plan
2011(pdf)
Vital Signs Collaboration Guide 2011
(pdf)
Survey Summary 2011 (pdf)
Survey Summary with Charts & Comments 2011
(Excel)
Citizen Grading & Issue Area Prioritization 2011
(Excel)


Post-Publishing Activity 2011 (pdf)
National Program Report 2011
(pdf)
Canadian Index of Wellbeing 2011
(pdf)
Map Development Region 3 Thompson Okanagan (pdf)
Map Regional Districts 2011 Columbia Shuswap (pdf)
Vital Signs Report Aug 22 2014 (pdf)

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