Windsor-Essex’s 2021 Vital Signs Survey

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Windsor-Essex’s 2021 Vital Signs Survey

On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, the WindsorEssex Community Foundation along with local community leaders and partners, met through Zoom to launch Windsor-Essex’s 2021 Vital Signs Survey to the community.

WECF was joined by Debi Croucher, Executive Director of the Downtown Windsor BIA. She highlighted many initiatives that the DWBIA are implementing to respond to Food Security, Arts & Culture and Belonging, through the Downtown Windsor Market and Plant Day sales, as well as other initiatives.

The Vital Signs® Survey is used as a component of the Vital Signs® Report, released every October, highlighting local, provincial, and national data as it pertains to various areas of the community, including housing, food security, health, wellness & Activity, the environment, and learning.

The Vital Signs® Survey is now available online through the WECF website ( The survey is thorough in order to gather comprehensive data from our community — respondents should expect to spend 10 to 15 minutes completing the survey. Those who finish the survey in full have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win $100.

The Vital Signs® Program is a community report that combines national, provincial, and local data with residents’ views on important local issues. This report is a catalyst to engage our community in an ongoing dialogue about who we are, what we do, why we do it, and where it can lead. This is the seventh year the WECF has been part of the national Vital Signs® program. The results are combined with other data from sources such as Statistics Canada to create an all-encompassing report for our region.

The WindsorEssex Community Foundation, originally founded in 1983 as Heritage Windsor, is a perpetual community trust for philanthropic purposes. It exists to manage donors’ legacy funds and make grants to support local community programs. Through grant making activities, the WECF is able to establish partnerships to assist a broad range of community organizations.

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