We want to keep the conversation going!

The Vital Signs® 2017 report identified four key findings and provides information about our community in 10 categories.

The Winnipeg Foundation will host Vital Conversations throughout the year, providing opportunities to continue the discussions on issues Winnipeggers identified as important to them.



Due to unforeseen circumstances our Vital Conversation with Richard Florida has been postponed. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets. The Foundation will refund your tickets as soon as possible.

Stay tuned for further details!


Your Winnipeg in 2030: Building belonging in our city
April 3, 2018

Belonging was one of the four key findings identified in Winnipeg’s Vital Signs® 2017. In the report, Winnipeggers overwhelmingly rated their quality of life as ‘good’ or ‘very good’ and most said they have a strong sense of belonging and are proud of our community. However, there were also many issues raised including the fact one out of every four Winnipeggers has felt uncomfortable because of discrimination.

In partnership with Storefront MB, we had a evening of learning more about home-grown urban plans and community designs that are breaking down divisions, cultivating belonging and fostering reconciliation and welcomed your ideas on innovations in community design.

This evening’s discussion was moderated by Dan Lett – Columnist at the Winnipeg Free Press.


  • Brent Bellamy – Creative Director at Number TEN Architectural Group
  • Paul Jordan – CEO of The Forks North Portage Partnership
  • Hijab Mitra – Architect at MISTECTURE and designer of Merchants Corner
  • Jamil Mahmood – Executive Director at Spence Neighbourhood Association

Have your say

At this Vital Conversation, we asked guests to share what they hope to see between now and 2030 to build a sense of belonging in our city.

Facebook Live

Watch the presentations from the four panelists.

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Past Vital Conversations

Public input was key to the Vital Signs® 2017 report . One way The Winnipeg Foundation gathered input was by convening a series of public discussions on community priorities. Between January and June 2017, The Foundation held three Vital Conversations.

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