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.

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

Work
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables
(Excel)

BC Unemployment Rate (pdf)

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




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



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


Recreation and Leisure
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables
(Excel)

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


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

2014 State of the Basin - Rural Development Institute (link)

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


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



Safety
Deep Data (pdf)
Tables
(Excel)




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



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

2012 Town of Golden Voter Demographics (pdf)

Other Golden & Area A’s Vital Signs Files and National Reports
Data Sources Final (pdf)
Project Plan
(pdf)
Vital Signs Collaboration Guide
(pdf)
Survey Summary (pdf)
Survey Summary with Charts & Comments
(Excel)
Citizen Grading & Issue Area Prioritization (Excel)
Post-Publishing Activity (pdf)
National Program Report
(pdf)
Canadian Index of Wellbeing
(pdf)

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