There’s something special about bringing people together around a topic. Gathering people not only creates commonalities and connections, it also inspires action.
Public input is key to the Vital Signs process. One way The Foundation gathered input was by convening a series of public discussions on community priorities.
Between January and June, The Foundation held three Vital Conversations: the first focused on mental health and addictions, the second on steps to reconciliation, and the third on community pride.
While our goal was to gain additional ideas and views, we didn’t realize the extent to which these Vital Conversations would motivate people – to attend, to learn, to connect, to share, and to act.
The results from these first three conversations have inspired The Foundation to further prioritize community engagement and expand our role as a community convenor.
You can read more below about the findings at the three Vital Conversations, including what happened, what we learned, and results from specific surveys developed for each event.