Vital Signs 2015


Hamilton Community Foundation’s mission is to drive positive change for Hamilton by connecting people ideas and resources. We drive positive change by:

Since it was founded in 1954, Hamilton Community Foundation has made grants to our community of over $88, including almost $6 million last year.

Vital Signs is a community check-up conducted by community foundations across Canada that measures the vitality of our communities and identifies significant trends in a range of areas critical to quality of life. Vital Signs is co-ordinated nationally by Community Foundations of Canada.


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About Vital Signs

Vital Signs is a report issued by community foundations in many cities across Canada. Introduced by the Toronto Community Foundation in 2001 as a straightforward, plain-speaking measure of how the city was doing, the Vital Signs program has grown to include local reports from across Canada.