Northwestern Alberta’s Vital Signs®

2019 Northwestern Alberta’s Vital Signs® provides an overview of quality of life in the City of Grande Prairie, the County of Grande Prairie, the MD of Greenview and local communities. This report serves as a tool to improve understanding of the successes and most pressing issues in our communities to effectively mobilize change and action. In-depth data collection and a citizen perception survey help us dive deep into our communities and priorities. The Vital Signs® initiative provides real and relevant information so together we can best address the needs of today and prepare for tomorrow.  Watch for a new, updated Vital Signs in October 2019!

Digging Deep To Uncover Quality Of Life

Northwestern Alberta’s Vital Signs® provides a snapshot of quality of life in the City of Grande Prairie, the County of Grande Prairie, the MD of Greenview and local communities. This knowledge-driven tool uses research to highlight where our strengths are as communities and where the gaps lie. The easy-to-read Vital Signs report celebrates our successes, telling us where we are doing well, but also tackles tough subjects, highlighting the gaps to help us understand our most pressing issues. Vital Signs invites every citizen and leader to identify priorities, start conversations, and make informed decisions to drive positive change, where no one is left behind.


The theme of the 2019 Northwestern Alberta’s Vital Signs report is belonging. Why does belonging matter? A greater sense of belonging has the extraordinary capacity to transform our lives and our communities. It translates into safer, more resilient and inclusive communities; it’s integral to our mental health and overall well-being; it creates a flourishing culture; it enhances our ability to cultivate relationships; and it inspires greater community participation.

Dive deeper into a sense of belonging in our region with the 2019 Northwestern Alberta’s Vital Signs® Report

View past Vital Signs® publications and sources.

Vital Signs® is coordinated nationally by Community Foundations of Canada.

If you would like a print copy of the 2019 Northwestern Alberta’s Vital Signs, please contact our office at 780-532-2820

Vital Signs® Testimonials

“The Vital Signs report gives us a great snapshot of what issues are most important to our residents – the trends in needs and services so we can make better informed plans for the future.”

Kathleen Turner, Director of Family & Community Support Services – County of Grande Prairie

“Vital Signs provides a comprehensive snapshot of successes, opportunities, and challenges of our region from the perspective of the community . It provides important data that we can utilize for effective community development and social planning .”

Angela Sutherland, Manager, Community Social Development – City of Grande Prairie