Vital Signs

Edmonton Vital Signs® helps identify the status of Edmontonians and the health of the region we live in.

Vital Signs® is a national initiative conducted by participating community foundations across Canada. The Edmonton Vital Signs® Report identifies the status of aspects of our community. Vital Signs® is also a valuable teaching tool and resource for policy makers and organizations working on the front-lines. These groups use Vital Signs® to help inform their decision making processes.

We partner with the Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) to ensure the information provided by Vital Signs® is accurate. ESPC is an independent social research and analysis organization. They have been operating in Edmonton for more than 75 years. Learn more about the ESPC. We also work with a committee of community experts to ensure the report is examining the right issues.

In addition to our annual report, we also focus on individual issues periodically thoughout the year: Vital Topics.

The 2022 Vital Signs report examines systemic racism in Edmonton. This year’s multifaceted report delves into topics including the history of racism in Edmonton and the ways that systemic racism affects housing, safety, health, education, civic engagement, and more. View the report in your browser. View the report sources.

Download the pdf versions of past Vital Topics and Vital Signs reports: