Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Medicine Hat 2011 Vital Signs Report

The 2011 Medicine Hat Vital Signs report was released today by the Community Foundation of Medicine Hat and Southeastern Alberta.  In their own words:

"Vital signs is a graded report card that evaluates the quality of life in a community and is part of a national initiative led by Community Foundations across Canada. It's findings are part of a national summary issued annually by Community Foundations of Canada.

This exciting initiative was launched in Medicine Hat in 2007 and and evaluates the quality of life in Medicine Hat. It is based on several months of researching statistical data and compiling that data into quality of life indicators, which is then graded by local citizens for our report released each fall.

This community check-up will provide information that measures the health of our city, identifies trends and assigns grades in a number of key areas that are critical to Medicine Hat’s vitality. Information included in the report will be gathered in cooperation with numerous sources that are researching and collecting data on, and are representative of Medicine Hat."

The organization I work for, Public Interest Alberta, is referenced on page 14 regarding low wage earners in Medicine Hat.  At 32 pages, it may seem like a long read, but you will find out all kinds of things about Medicine Hat that you may not have known before.

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