The Town is pleased to present the second Vital Signs® report for High River and we couldn’t have done it without all the amazing support from our citizens. Between May 10 and July 5, 2018 we launched the second Vital Signs® survey as an opportunity for residents to have a voice and to provide feedback on aspects of the community that need improvement or attention. It was also an opportunity to celebrate all the things that are positively contributing to life in High River.
The report features highlights from responses to a community-wide survey open during the spring of 2018. In total, 585 participants completed the survey and were asked to grade quality of life indicators throughout the community. This information was combined with data from service providers, organizations and local experts to create a broad snapshot of the community. The average grade respondents gave was a B.
While our overall grade remains the same as the last report, there are strong indications of improvement in the areas of livability and health and wellbeing where our grades went up. This is a great start and we look forward to tracking High River’s progress in future years.
Vital Signs will be a five-year initiative in High River. A full Vital Signs survey and report will be completed in 2016, 2018, and in 2020. In 2017 and 2019, a smaller Vital Focus survey and report will be completed.