Every year since 1991, Canada’s local Community Foundations send out updated reports for Vital Signs Week.

For the first time since the 15-year inception, the Prince George Community Foundation (PGCF) will be releasing its own findings on different aspects of local living.

PGCF board member Catherine Pennington says this will give an outlook on the vitality of the city.

“We’ve worked with a number of local charities and societies who work closely with the Community Foundation in Prince George, and we identified these key areas that the community told us were important to highlight, research, and collect data on.”

The key areas examined by researchers include people and work, health and well-being, the gap between rich and poor, and housing.

According to Pennington, recent results show the Northern capital have a high ‘sense-of-belonging’ and volunteerism rating among local residents than other Canadian cities.

“I think this tells a very balanced story about the uniquenesses, the opportunities, and the challenges we face, and the Prince George Community Foundation works with funders to create endowed forever fun but help us to invest back into our community.”

An official report will be made public during a presentation at the Coast Inn of the North on October 20th.

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