Growing a Thriving Community

Whistler's Vital Signs®

Whistler VS Logo Black HiresWhistler’s Vital Signs® is a community checkup conducted by the Community Foundation of Whistler that measures the vitality of our community. Vital Signs compiles existing data from local, provincial and national sources with feedback from the create a comprehensive look at how our community is doing.

The Community Foundation of Whistler's role is a catalyst for community development. Through Vital Signs we serve as an independent resource for community knowledge.


Vital Signs seeks to gather and share knowledge, to enhance community members' understanding of community strengths and issues, and to empower community members to participate and come together for effective action.


Knowledge form the basis for respectful conversation, helping community members to connect and build consensus around opportunities for shared citizen action.


Community members gather together to actively create the kind of community in which they want to live.


Whistler Vital Signs 2017

The Vital Signs theme for 2017 is Growth and Belonging.

Belonging is at the heart of building a stronger Whistler. Our community is experiencing a time of growth and change. How do these changes impact individuals' sense of belonging in Whistler

CFOW Vital Focus 2017 CoverView and Download the 2017 Vital Focus report on Growth, Change and Belonging in Whistler

Want to learn more?

View the 2017 Vital Focus Sources and Supplemental Information document

Following the launch of our first Vital Signs® report in October 2016, the Community Foundation of Whistler hosted community conversations with nonprofits and community members. The outcome of these conversations was that people wanted to talk about growth. Our community is growing and changing tremendously.

We then held further conversations with the community in 2017 and gathered survey input to construct a report that reflects the concerns and experiences of community members. The Vital Focus report is part of our ongoing Vital Signs initiative.

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada's 150th, a collaboration between the Community Foundation of Whistler, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

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CFW1680 Vitalsigns COVERThe Community Foundation of Whistler released it's first Vital Signs® Report on October 3rd 2016.

Download the Whistler's Vital Signs® Report 2016

View the report on mobile devices

Learn about the local community that exists behind the resort.

View the Whistler Vital Signs Sources and Supplemental Information 2016 Document

Pick up a copy of the report at the Whistler Public Library


Why Vital Signs

There is a vibrant local community in Whistler and we are all part of coming together to actively create the kind of community we want.

The Community Foundation of Whistler believes that when people have knowledge and are consulted about the type of community they want to live in, they become involved in the process of shaping their community.

The Foundation works with a wide range of community groups and we get a comprehensive view of local issues. Because the Community Foundation of Whistler manages endowment funds that support annual grants for community programs, we take a long-term view of community wellness.

The knowledge we gain from Vital Signs helps us to measure community wellness over time and will help to increase the effectiveness of our grantmaking. It will inform us, our donors, and work of other groups in the community.


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