When the Brant community was looking to create a snapshot of the community, it enlisted the help of Wilfrid Laurier University researchers and students to collect data and measure 10 key community vitality indicators, including public safety, health and wellness, economy and environment.
Due to the support from the university, the Brant Community Foundation was able to launched its inaugural Vital Signs report.
The research team located relevant statistics and facts about the Brant Community Foundation catchment area, which includes Brantford, Brant County, Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. The team also conducted a telephone survey and focus groups to obtain further community insights.
For each of the 10 indicators, the report outlines important statistics, the current impact on the community, things to celebrate, things to improve and what community members can do to help. Health and wellness, public safety and learning were ranked as the top three priorities for community members.
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