Calgary Foundation envisions a healthy, vibrant, giving and caring community that works for everyone. Building that future demands that we evolve and learn from innovators, experts and our community. This year, we have aligned the report with our five Vital Priorities in order to ensure an intentional focus and greater connection to the Foundation's overall strategy. We have also given more room to showcase the results of the Vital Signs survey - devoting a section in each priority area to citizen perceptions. Vital Signs is a key resource we use at the Foundation to inform our Vital Priorities work. The combination of citizen perception and current research is the thrust behind this work. We value the contributions of so many Calgarians who took the time to add their voice to Vital Signs. As a leader, the Foundation has been entrusted to listen to, and learn from, our community. Our role is to use the insights gained from the Vital Signs report to help inspire, and direct resources to, those who will build that vibrant and caring community. For everyone, forever.
This year, 1,667 citizens accepted Calgary Foundation's invitation to take the Vital Signs online survey and grade their quality of life. When the results of this self-selected group were compared to the results of the randomly-selected phone and panel survey graders, there was no statistically significant difference between the three survey methodologies.