2011 This city has a pulse. Let’s take it... ... and build on what works instead of focusing on what doesn’t. What is Calgary’s Vital Signs? The Calgary Foundation understands that vital Calgary’s Vital Signs is an annual communities recognize and celebrate their strengths. That awareness informs The Calgary Foundation’s work: community check-up conducted by > as a community leader The Calgary Foundation that > as a knowledgeable grant maker measures the vitality of our community, > as a facilitator of donors’ charitable needs No one person, organization, or level of government identifies significant trends, and assigns can address the challenges we face. 1,500 citizens and grades in 12 areas critical to quality of life. community partners added their voice to the engagement process of the 2011 Calgary’s Vital Signs Report. How happy are we? Grading at a Glance 11 10 Calgarians rated their 20 20 + Thanks to the growing field of happiness Key Issue Area B research—the ‘Cheerful Science’— we are overall quality of life: Safety B B learning more about the links between happiness Arts & Culture B B and quality of life. This year’s report includes Learning B B findings about Calgarians’ sense of well-being and happiness in recognition that a vital city pays Work B B as much attention to culture, compassion and Environmental Sustainability B- C+ community as it does to the bottom line. Food B- - Citizen Engagement B- B- Health & Wellness B- B- 87% enjoy their quality of life in Calgary Financial Well-Being C+ B- 91% describe themselves as happy Sustainable City C+ - 78% are happy with their job and satisfied with their work Getting Around C C 75% participate actively in their community of interest Housing C C+ 90% report they are surrounded by loving family/companions/friends Aging Population - C+ 83% rated their physical well-being as high Neighbourhoods - B- 86% rated their mental well-being as high 77% rated Calgary as a vibrant, lively, appealing place to live Behind the Grades Getting Around C What As in previous years, this area received the lowest grade in the Report due to Get Behind concerns you the citizen concern about public transit access and affordability, long commute times and traffic congestion. When asked about one thing that would most Calgary: improve quality of life, transportation remained the top issue. most? What makes you Housing C+ Financial Well-Being B- Your feedback is vitally important! feel most These two categories received better grades than 2010 reflecting the stronger After reading the 2011 Calgary’s proud? economy and improved affordability of housing. Vital Signs Report visit What can thecalgaryfoundation.org you do to Environmental Sustainability C+ Decreased due in part to Calgarians’ continued concern with urban sprawl. to have your say. make Calgary vital? Neighbourhoods B- Aging Population C+ New issue areas for 2011’s survey, the latter receiving one of the lowest grades due to the need to reduce isolation and increase housing options for seniors. How does Go Behind Citizen Engagement B- a homeless Calgary: Received a fairly high grade with many comments suggesting our new Mayor’s engagement in communities as a cause for celebration. shelter operate? Safety B Enter to WIn an exclusive “behind The highest grade given with increased police presence, a reduction in gang the scenes tour” of a charitable violence and better public transit safety listed as what’s working well in this How many organization of your choice by key issue area. people does it taking the brief survey at take to stage thecalgaryfoundation.org A Excellent, stay the course an opera? B Good, but some improvements could be made What goes C Average performance, suggest additional effort be made to address these issues One entry per person please. Winners will be randomly selected on October 20th. There is no cash value for the prize, no skill-testing on in a cancer D Below average performance, additional work is required question to answer. Tours will be arranged through The Calgary Foundation and be subject to approval by the organization requested. research lab? F Failure, immediate action is crucial 07 08 09 10 Housing 20 20 20 20 D- D C C 2011 Grade C+ Improved rents and declining vacancy Calgary’s 10 year Plan Calgary house prices Rental Vacancies Rental Costs To End Homelessness more a ordable than Vancouver $1181 on track 2011 national average Toronto $1124 (for a standard two-storey house) Calgary 2010 $1082 Vancouver 80.4% Ottawa $1056 Calgary 2011 $1040 shelter beds to be closed in 2011 Down Down 1.9% 3.8% Toronto 55.6% Calgary has 4th highest monthly cost for a 2 bedroom National Average 46.2% apartment in Canada. Ottawa 40.9% people received a ordable housing and necessary supports Minimum housing wage The minimum wage needed to rent an average 1 bedroom apartment in as part of Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to Calgary 36.8% 2010 without spending more than 30% of gross income. End Homelessness from April 2010 to March 2011. @$17.21/hr x 8hrs The Housing A ordability Measure shows the proportion of median pre-tax household income required to service or the cost of mortgage payments 1 bedroom apartment @$9.40/hr x 14hrs (Alberta minimum wage) (principal and interest), property taxes and utilities. The higher the measure, the more di cult it is to a ord a house. Citizen Priorities: 3 Things You Can Do: Inn from the Cold Society received funding for their • Address density to limit sprawl • Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness belongs to Donations Aboriginal Housing Initiative, which will help families • Affordability of home ownership everyone. Learn, donate, volunteer. at Work: secure stable housing and increase self-sufficiency to • Affordability of rental units • Join your community association’s planning committee. break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. • Learn more about Calgary Homeshare….helping seniors and young people with housing needs. 07 08 09 10 07 08 09 10 Work Safety 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 B- B B B 2011 Grade B C C - B- B 2011 Grade B Youth unemployment remains high Median hourly Fire incidents decline while overall rate eases earnings on the rise The Fire Department aims to contain 65% of res to the room or object of National Rate $16.06 origin. In 2010, they achieved this Youth: 12.3% target and limited re in 67% of building and structure re incidents. General Public: 6.4% Provincial Rate $17.93 2009 Calgary 2008 2010 National 2011 $18.00 % rate for youth (15-24 years) 14.4% Average unemployment Calgary 2010 Calgary 2009 14.0% $18.81 (2002 dollars) decrease Calgary 2011 12.3% Provincial 2011 Happiest city Number of domestic-related Criminal code o ences 10.8% for small business calls for service increase compared to ve year average owners in Canada unemployment rate Seasonally adjusted National 2011 7.9% Domestic-related calls in 2011 12.5% Calgary 2009 Domestic calls up 10% over 2009 6.6% 21% were criminal incidents, up 4% Calgary 2011 over 2009 6.4% Calculated by looking among 12 North American Youth crime o ences Provincial 2011 cities for the one with the 6.2% most small business compared to ve year average owners who ranked in the Tra c collisions and top quartile of TD’s 2011 fatalities declining Small Business Happiness Index. Collisions Highest salaries per employee in Canada 3,605 2009 24.6% 3,200 2010 2009 $60,519 2010 $63,332 Highest income per capita among major Canadian cities Reporting of suspected 2009 $54,442 2010 $54,364 Injuries 3,530 2006 impaired drivers on the rise In the rst year of the Report Impaired 2,461 2010 Drivers campaign, there was an 80% Average hours worked per week declining increase in 9-1-1 calls reporting suspected impaired drivers. As a result of these calls, the number of people charged increased by 30%. 40-hour work week Fatalities 46 2006 24 2010 80% more calls to 911 = 30% more charges laid Calgary 2000 Calgary 2010 National Rate Provincial Rate The campaign is a partnership between Calgary Police Services, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, The City of Calgary Roads and Public Safety Communications as hours hours hours hours well as Alberta Health Services. The Oxford House Foundation of Canada, which Providing essential service for individuals affected by provides safe and affordable housing for individuals domestic violence and/or sexual assault, the Calgary Donations in recovery from addictions, received a grant to assist Donations Communities Against Sexual Abuse Society received at Work: residents in their job search by purchasing new at Work: funding for their communications strategy aimed at computers for each house. increasing awareness of their services. Citizen Priorities: 3 Things You Can Do: Citizen Priorities: 3 Things You Can Do: • Economic diversification • Become a mentor at one of Calgary’s • Increase police presence • Adhere to Calgary’s new Distracted Driving law - immigrant agencies. • Reduce gang violence don’t text and drive. • Support for small business • Hire a student or welcome a co-op student. • Better public transit security • Make friends with your neighbours. • Skills training opportunities • Check out Calgary Dollars – an alternative • Practice bike safety – follow speed limits on currency that supports the local economy. paths and wear a helmet. * Text indicators and sources available at thecalgaryfoundation.org Environmental Health and 07 08 09 10 07 08 09 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 Sustainability C C - B B- 2011 Grade C + Wellness C - C C + B- 2011 Grade B- Obesity rate Ecological footprint shrinks Energy footprint grows Calgarians over 18 with self-reported Body Mass Index 30 or higher, 2010 indicating obesity. Calgary The ecological footprint outlines the e ect of our activities on the environ- Energy use makes up 71% of Calgary’s ecological footprint (also called the 15.6% 2010 2010 2010 2010 ment by measuring the resources we carbon footprint) which has grown due Victoria Toronto 2009 National Provincial consume and the waste we create and to an increase in the number of vehicles 12.9% 14.8% Calgary 18.1% 18.6% then comparing this to nature’s ability to and fuel consumed, as well as increased 15.4% provide resources and absorb waste. consumption of goods and services. Calgary 2010 Calgary 2008 71% 9.4 gh/c More Calgarians lack a Smoking rate rises in 2010 Calgary 2010 Calgary 2008 % of Calgarians aged 12 and regular medical doctor 8.59 gh/c older identi ed as current smokers % of Calgarians who reported not having 56% a regular medical doctor. Provincial 22.7% National 20.8% 2010 2010 National 22.2% 5.76 gh/c 19.7% Provincial 2010 2009 21.2% 18.5% 2009 18.5% 0 gh/c 0% 2003 15.2% Density of new suburbs on the rise 1995 2009 13.5 units per hectare 21.2 units per hectare Smoking costs the Alberta economy $1.8 billion This is in alignment with annually, mostly in medical bills and sick days. Every year, more than 3,000 Albertans die from The City of Calgary’s tobacco-related illnesses. minimum target of 60 people and jobs per gross developable hectare in support of the goal of more compact communities and Calgarians’ happiness and sense of well-being high e cient use of land. surrounded by loving family, happy in their job companions and/or friends and satis ed with their work Health of Bow River Water e ciency improving banks compromised average amount of water used in the city 91% According to a 2009 study by the Alberta Riparian Habitat Manage- (residential, business and municipal per capita per day ) happy ment Society, the overall riparian health of the Bow River in Calgary 1999 527 litres was classi ed as unhealthy. Riparian areas, the space between 2008 422 litres aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, are important to sh and wildlife, 2010 406 litres water quality and the overall health of watersheds. The City of Calgary’s target for sustainable use of water by 2033 350 litres physical well-being high mental well-being high A grant to the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation funded The Kayak Foundation granted to Ghost River Donations the Waterlution Project, which connects local youth to Donations Rediscovery’s Healing with Honour mentorship program, water issues and inspires them to learn about water which helps heal Aboriginal seniors and empowers them at Work: management and conservation. at Work: to make substantial changes in their lives and the lives of youth in their community. Citizen Priorities: 3 Things You Can Do: Citizen Priorities: 3 Things You Can Do: • Limit urban sprawl • Compost organic waste materials. • Increase availability of family • Join a charity fun run or bike race . • Reduce reliance on cars • Explore the scenic pathways of physicians • Visit calgary.ca to see pathways and • Improve alternative energy options Calgary’s Greenway. • Shorter wait times for surgery bikeways maps. • Reduce your water use – take short • Less crowded emergency • Learn positive ways to cope with stress – showers and install a low-flow toilet. departments hike, try yoga, meditate. 10 Getting Around 20 C 2011 Grade C Most commute alone Transit reduces greenhouse gas emissions City wide mode C Train powered by In 2010, 289,000 tonnes of of transportation to work Dri greenhouse gas emissions Using transit eliminated renewable energy eliminated 289,000 47,000 ve were avoided when Calgarians a chose to use transit instead of lo private vehicles. tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions n e6 Other Motorcycle 0.43% 41 1 three car = 545 8.58% 0.05% = C Train Bicycle 0.87% Carpool as passenger 1.62% Gasoline price rising 2010 $0.96 2 2.56% as driver $1.1 Carpool Average price for unleaded gas *Albertans say they Price at which 2.64 % in Calgary in August. would reduce their me 2011 m ho 5* driving to save money. k fro (price per litre) Wor 0% $1.4 5.1 lk Tra Wa nsit 17.15% F E er uv y to ar yo on co lg k n r Ca To To Va WORST BEST Transportation system earns a “C” in world survey Calgary earned good grades for transit fares, congestion and freight activity and lower marks for ridership and track length. Citizen Priorities: 3 Things You Can Do: The Parks Foundation Calgary Greenway Project • Expand LRT service • Find your niche in Calgary’s cycling community. Visit Donations recently received funding from an anonymous donor • Improve bus service bikecalgary.org to get started. at Work: to assist with development of the 113 km pathway that • Coordinate • Take public transit. will eventually encircle the entire city. • Participate in Calgary Car Share – a cheaper and construction work greener alternative. * Text indicators and sources available at thecalgaryfoundation.org 08 09 10 20 20 20 Financial Well-Being C C C+ 2011 Grade B- Poverty rate rises Median family income shrinks Cost of living comparatively moderate Calgary Mercer’s 2011 Cost of Living Survey, Based on Low Income which ranks 214 cities on ve continents 2008 Cut-O s (LICO) before tax 13.5% $91,570 2011 LICOs represent an income 11.0% 1 2 Luanda Toyko Angola Japan threshold where a family is likely to spend 20% more 8.9% Calgary 4 Moscow Russia of its income on food, 2009 5 Geneva Switzerland shelter and clothing than $88,410 6 Osaka Japan the average family. 7 Zurich Switzerland Calgary 2008 Calgary 2009 National Average Provincial 8 Singapore Singapore 2009 9 Hong Kong Hong Kong Child poverty rate Calgary 2008 Calgary 2009 National Average 12 Rio de Janeiro Brazil $83,560 rises 9.7% 10.2% 14.0% 18 London England 20 Beijing China 22 Paris France Property tax and utility charges relatively low but rising 32 New York City United States 34 Rome Italy Combined cost of total property tax (municipal and school taxes) 39 Stockholm Sweden and utility charges for an average single-family house 59 Toronto Canada 65 Vancouver Canada 79 Montreal Canada National 81 Dubai UAE 2009 95 Mumbai India $68,410 96 Calgary Canada Surrey, B.C. 2010 Calgary 2009 Calgary 2010 Edmonton 2010 $3,286 $3,571 $3,995 $4,454 The survey measures the comparative cost of more Lowest in Canada Highest in Canada than 200 items including housing, transportation, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment. Citizen Priorities: 3 Things You Can Do: Administered by The Calgary Foundation, the Owen • Implement a living wage • Donate gently used clothing/goods to Women In Need Society. Donations Hart Foundation’s Housing Program provides • More affordable child care • Help a new immigrant family get established…assist with at Work: individuals living in low-income situations with • Improve access to healthy food writing a resume or a job search. the opportunity to participate in financial literacy • Take advantage of The City of Calgary’s Secondary Suites courses and save for a down payment. Grant Program – apply for up to $25,000. 07 08 09 10 Neighbourhoods Learning 20 20 20 20 2011 Grade B- B- B B B 2011 Grade B Volunteer-led community clean-ups on the rise Undergrad tuition high Average student debt rising 2009: 38 community clean ups 2010: 57 community clean ups Average debt reported by Alberta graduates with a bachelor’s degree in 2009 $24,305 Alberta 2009 National 2009 600,000 kilograms $5,517 $4,917 Alberta has the third highest tuition in Canada of unwanted materials and garbage were removed from these communities including a signi cant amount of e-waste and metals More complete high school that were recycled. Calgarians keen to help out in their neighbourhood 61 67 feel they have an opportunity Calgary 1990 Calgary 2010 National 2010 Provincial 2010 88 to make a di erence 76.2% 85.6% 79.8% 81.7% participate actively in their community in their neighbourhood per cent per cent High life long learning According to the 2010 Composite Learning Index (CLI), 94 73 Calgary’s score of 88 is the third highest among feel comfortable asking Vital Signs communities, higher than the national feel comfortable a neighbour for help average of 75. helping out a neighbour per cent per cent The CLI is an annual measure of Canada's progress in lifelong learning based on indicators that re ect the many ways Canadians learn — in school, home, at work, Community satisfaction high, sense of belonging drops and in the community. Want to stay in their community for many years to come New schools New students 2010 2011 The province estimates the 87.4% 88.8% Calgary 2010 number of students in Alberta could increase by 100,000 to Strong or somewhat strong sense of community belonging 700,000 within the next decade. 2009 2010 National = 100,000 students 63.1% 57.8% 65.4% 2011 2021 Most feel safe in their neighbourhoods by 2013 % % % feel safe walking in their agreed that children would like to move neighbourhood at night are safe playing outside to a safer in their neighbourhood neighbourhood Half of Calgary school buildings are over 40 years old. Three schools are undergoing modernizations. Sustainable Calgary Society received funding Created in honour of Hazel Gillespie, respected community for the Sunnyside Community Mapping Program, investment professional, the Community Investment Donations where residents discussed ways to turn underutilized Donations Leadership Award Fund recognizes the important and at Work: neighbourhood spaces along the LRT line into lively at Work: growing discipline of community investment, and supports community hubs. professional development in the field of philanthropy. Citizen Priorities: 3 Things You Can Do: Citizen Priorities: 3 Things You Can Do: • Improve walkability • Join your community association’s “Meet Our • More resources for high quality • Be a book. Be part of the Calgary Public Library’s • Opportunities to interact with Neighbours Day.” If they don’t have one, start one. public schools Living Library. neighbours • Organize a progressive dinner party - it’s a great meal, • Smaller class sizes • Join the parent council at your children’s school. • Reduce isolation of seniors and a great walk and a great time with your neighbours. • Affordable post-secondary • Be a lifelong learner…enrol in a continuing persons with disabilities • Cultivate a community garden. The food bank will be education education class. happy to take your surplus! * Text indicators and sources available at thecalgaryfoundation.org 07 08 09 10 Arts and Culture Aging Population 20 20 20 20 C C B B 2011 Grade B 2011 Grade C+ Increased investment in festivals & events Proportion of seniors to double over the next 30 years This trend is driven by baby boomers, the rst of which turn 65 in 2011. $400,000 2010 In 2010, The City of Calgary’s 9.5% of Calgarians (about 100,000 people) invested new Festival & Event Policy invested $400,000 in eight local festivals and events, 2036 which included Afrikadey! 20% of Calgarians Festival, Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, Choose 8 Yer Own Festival, Giant Incandescent Resonating Seniors (65+) poverty rate improving Animation Festival, High Performance Rodeo, International Festival of Animated Objects, Sled Island Music and Arts Festival local festivals and events and Summer Opera Festival. Calgary 1980’s 27% Fourth largest lm and Attendance at 40 television location in Canada cultural events in 2010 The most Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy Calgarians, aged 15 and older National 2009 11.8% Calgary 2008 11.5% % nominations of any jurisdiction in Canada in 2010. Calgary 2009 10.7% % Provincial 2009 7.2% of unattached seniors lived in $90 poverty in 2009. attended at least one Based on 2009 LICO which represents an income threshold where a family is likely to theatrical performance spend 20% more of its income on food, shelter and clothing than the average family. million dollars in % Fewer wage-earning workers per retiree business for the region As the population ages, stresses on the health system and public pensions continue to grow. 260 took in at least one Number of workers Retired person aged 65+ classical music concert 2005 % per lm, television and commercial projects facilitated by Calgary Economic Development. attended at least one cultural festival 2031 forecast per Public art ourishing Hey, we’ve got company... I heard that as of December 2010, a further Since the inception of 29 installations, valued at $11.5 million, are Seniors less stressed than the rest The City of Calgary’s public art planned for locations such as LRT stations, According to a 2009 survey on social issues, Concerned about stress policy in 2004, which mandated parks and public spaces. Calgary seniors were less likely to report being that 1% of the cost of all City concerned about the majority of issues. Seniors capital projects worth over $1 They were also half as likely to be Young Adults million be invested in public art, concerned about not having enough Middle-aged 28 public artworks valued at money for food and housing. $5 million have been installed throughout the city. The Golda Elliott Memorial Fund for the School of Calgary Family Services received grants for the Get Up Donations Alberta Ballet supports the former Alberta Ballet Chair of Donations and Go Collaborative which works with seniors and their the Board’s love for arts by funding the Company’s Guest families to address transportation options and helps older at Work: Teacher and Boys’ Scholarship Programs. at Work: adults stay active in the community. Citizen Priorities: 3 Things You Can Do: Citizen Priorities: 3 Things You Can Do: • More affordable activities • Check out a local arts event or street • More assisted living options • Reach out to a senior in your neighbourhood • Better promotion of events festival…take a friend. • Reduce isolation - shovel their driveway, take them shopping • Increase funding • Join a heritage walk or Jane’s Walk. • More housing options or invite them to dinner. • Buy gifts from a local artist, artisan or • Talk to a senior - they could teach you a lot. food producer. • Connect with Calgary’s multicultural community of seniors through LINKages. 10 20 Civic Engagement B- 2011 Grade B- Voter turnout improves Good community association support Emerging use of social media Calgarians who said The City of Calgary’s Election App, the rst of its 20,000 Federal Election 2011 Municipal Election 2010 In 2009 they belong to the more kind in Canada, had almost 4,500 downloads than 170 Community making it the seventh most popular social Associations: networking App in Canada on the day of the Calgarians volunteered for 2010 municipal election. their community associa- Nationally 61.4% tions, making them Followers on Twitter as of August 2011 Calgary 2011 57.0% 2010 53% collectively the largest Calgary 2008 53.7% 2009 volunteer organization in 30% Calgary Flames 54,123 2007 33% Calgary. Mayor Nenshi 25,270 Vancouver’s Mayor 16,411 Toronto’s Mayor 12,189 Most volunteers contributed Ages most likely to volunteer Volunteer Engagement an average of: 18-24 34% 5.4 hours 25-44 42% % of adults reported per month 45-64 47% that they volunteered in 2008 65+ 40% Citizen Priorities: 3 Things You Can Do: A grant to the Ethno Cultural Council of Calgary and • Build awareness of • Volunteer at least twice a month at a nonprofit. Donations Immigrant Sector Council supported a small resident- engagement opportunities • Follow The City of Calgary on Twitter or visit at Work: led discussion session, Why Not Vote? which drew great • Increase voter turnout calgary.ca to add your voice to our City’s discussions. participation from diverse Calgary communities and led • Involvement of marginalized • Contribute your ideas to calgaryisawesome.com to numerous civic election engagement activities. groups * Text indicators and sources available at thecalgaryfoundation.org Citizen Opinion Survey This year, 1,059 citizens added their voice to Calgary’s Vital Signs by assigning grades, choosing their top 3 priorities and adding their comments on things that are working well in each of the 12 key issue areas. This year they also answered questions about quality of life, happiness and connection to community. They also took the time to provide almost 9,000 comments on the 12 key issue areas. The online survey, conducted by The Praxis Group, is based on a ‘self-selected’ We connect, collaborate, inspire... respondent population. Data is accurate + or – 3% 19 times out of 20. Most market The Calgary Foundation, established in 1955, facilitates collaborative philanthropy research involves much smaller samples of around 400 and a margin of error + or by making powerful connections between donors and community organizations – 5% 19 times out of 20. Recently, a comparison of the responses from a random for the long term benefit of Calgary and surrounding area. sample telephone survey and the online survey revealed negligible differences between the two groups. So, statistically speaking, yes, our sample does give an accurate perceptual check. ... and listen. The Foundation is listening to Calgarians. We serve as a catalyst and convener, creating a meeting place to develop partnerships and bring people together to take the pulse of Calgary. nice numbers! Local subject matter experts representing a wide range of Calgary organizations were consulted to identify current trends and research to ensure that the indicators In 2010 – 2011 The Calgary Foundation used for Calgary’s Vital Signs are relevant, accurate and comprehensive. Community Foundations of Canada retained The Centre for the Study of Living Standards to • Received $50 million in new gifts undertake national research and provide additional indicator data. • Increased the asset base to $396 million • Granted $22.2 million to 651 charitable organizations Where did we get them? • Established 55 new funds There is some pretty heavy reading if you’re up for it. The sources for all indicators can be found at thecalgaryfoundation.org The Calgary Foundation 2011- 2012 Board of Directors Grader Profile Alison T. Love, Chair Graders by city quadrant: 43% business Gerald M. Deyell, Q.C., Vice-Chair NW NE Catherine (Kay) Best 22 % government 35% 8% Ali A. Bhojani 18 % misc. 17 % voluntary sector employment Ian Bourne Sunny Delaney-Clark Age: W.R. (Bill) Dickson, Ph.D 32% 40% 17% 0 – 24: 9% Dale Ens 25 - 44: 39 % Beverley Foy, F.C.A. Robert (Bob) Gibson 45 – 64: 45 % Over 65: 7 % 68% SW SE Walter Hossli Ross Kobayashi 83% born in Canada 80% lived in Calgary 10 years or more Din Ladak Ken Little How did we get our graders? Gregory Lohnes Over 100 community partners representing the corporate, government and Patti Pon charitable sectors helped distribute the invitation to grade, including: Donald Thurston • Kids Help Phone posted on their website Anne Tingle • Mayor Nenshi tweeted to his 26,000 followers • Bow Valley College sent to their alumni via e-news Eva Friesen, President & CEO • Inn from the Cold and Mustard Seed shared with their clients • First Calgary Financial posted on Facebook • imagineCALGARY sent out in their newsletter Community Research Partners • DeVry Institure of Technology who engaged their students Calgary Arts Development Calgary Economic Development Calgary Herald Calgary Homeless Foundation Calgary Police Services City of Calgary, Office of Sustainability City of Calgary, Community & Neighbourhood Services Vibrant Communities Calgary Calgary is a great city. But as these grades and research show, it could be even Research Sources better. Making things better means everyone has to Alberta Health Services Alberta Motor Association play a role. And playing that role simply means doing Calgary Board of Education something new, or differently. Often, that first step sets Calgary Police Commission you on a new course. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation For each Key Indicator Area we’ve suggested 3 small Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation things anyone can do to become more involved, more things City of Calgary Animal & Bylaw Services caring or just to get more out of life. Go ahead, try them Civic Census and see where they lead you. Calgary Transit Environmental & Safety Management Fire Department Land Use Planning & Policy Public Art Program Look inside for 3 Things YouinCan Docity!become more involved your to Public Safety Communications Transportation Planning Conference Board of Canada Mercer 2011 Cost of Living Survey This report is designed to make you RBC Economics Statistics Canada The City of Edmonton Planning and Development Toronto Board of Trade 2011 Scorecard on Prosperity United Way of Calgary and Area think about Calgary, and hopefully, Vital Signs Project Team make you want to speak out. THE CALGARY FOUNDATION Kerry Longpré Project Leader- Vice President, Communications Vital Conversations Janice Francey Communications Specialist is your opportunity to do so. Taylor Barrie Communications Assistant Hosted by The Calgary Foundation, Vital Monica Pohlmann Community Engagement & Research Consultant Conversations are a series of dynamic CREATIVE PARTNER community forums, presented in partnership juice creative inc. with Calgary Public Library, that invite you SURVEY PARTNER The Praxis Group to share your experiences and discuss the issues presented in the 2011 Calgary’s Vital Signs Report. Explore your role in shaping our rapidly changing city by adding your voice at 700-999 8th Street SW the next event... Calgary Alberta T2R 1J5 thecalgaryfoundation.org 403-802-7700 Literacy Join in the next conversation around rsvp online at thecalgaryfoundation.org Vital Signs is a community check-up conducted by community foundations across Canada that measures the vitality of our communities, identifies significant trends, and assigns grades in a range of areas critical to quality of life. 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