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Your opinion is vital: West Shore asked to weigh in on region’s future

Can you imagine Greater Victoria for your kids and future generations?
Victoria’s Vital Signs survey is open until noon, May 31. Photo courtesy the Victoria Foundation

In an ideal world, what would the West Shore and Greater Victoria look like for your children and grandchildren?

That’s the question The Victoria Foundation is asking residents to consider during this year’s Victoria’s Vital Signs Survey, underway now.

Sponsored by Coast Capital, the survey is open until noon, May 31, and encourages respondents to grade 12 aspects of the community, both generally and as it relates to them specifically.

Survey responses are then used to produce the comprehensive Victoria’s Vital Signs report, which combines public opinion and statistics to provide a snapshot of livability and well-being throughout Greater Victoria, including the West Shore and Sooke.

READ MORE: Help guide Victoria’s future: Take the 2024 Vital Signs survey

Packed full of information, the report can then be used by donors, funders, communities and non-profits to identify and address some of the most pressing issues in the community. Some organizations aid residents throughout the region, others are more specific in scope.

Last year, for example, the Pacific Centre Family Services Association received $30,000 Community Grant to support families right here in the West Shore.

And the Sooke Family Resources Society, a grassroots organization that’s expanded over the years to serve families from the Highlands to Port Renfrew, used Community Grant funding and public donations to develop a prenatal program to provide pregnancy education, pre- and postnatal support, and outreach services to expectant families.

With an eye to the future, this year’s survey questions encourage respondents to consider Greater Victoria as we experience it today, and what it might look like in the future. What kind of environment will our next generations inherit? How will affordability impact the region down the road?

Decisions made today will impact these outcomes.

Need another reason to fill out the Vital Signs survey?

Participants will be entered to win one of three Country Grocer gift cards worth $100 each. Double your chances of winning by filling out the long-form version of the survey – it only takes a few minutes!

Learn more, and take the survey at