Vital Signs


FREE print copies are available at the following locations: 

Ucluelet Public Library
Ucluelet District Office
Ucluelet Community Centre
Toquaht Government Office
Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Community Centre
Tla-o-qui-aht Admin Office
Tofino Public Library
Tofino District Office
Chahchumhiiyp Tiicmas Ahousaht
Tonquin Medical Clinic
Ucluelet Medical Clinic
Hesquiaht Place of Learning

Vital Signs is a biennial report by the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust that brings together social, cultural, economic, and environmental information to tell a story about the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region and measures the vitality of our communities. The CBT is committed to a long-term monitoring program for the region and our communities.  The information in Vital Signs tells the story of regional health through regular reporting and will help us:

  • increase public awareness and inform residents for better decision-making
  • identify regional priorities for local governments
  • identify areas of success and achievement, information gaps and research priorities

The CBT aims to produce a Vital Signs report every two years.
Vital Signs 2016
A Living Wage 2017
Vital Signs 2014
Vital Signs 2012
About the National Vital Signs Program

A Living Wage 2015

In 2015 the CBT launched the first ever Living Wage for the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region. The Living Wage report is an important part of the Vital Signs program, as it reflects the real cost of living for residents of our eight communities, and will be a unique tool to inform conversations on affordability, health, and quality of life in the region.
Take a look at the facts:

Living Wage 2017: One Pager
Living Wage 2015: One Pager
Living Wage 2015: Full Report

Read our living wage blog for more about the regional approach and what the living wage means for single-parent families.

Learn more about the campaign for a living wage:

Vital Signs 2014

Vital Signs 2014 was issued in October 2014, along with 27 other community foundations across Canada.
Download: Vital Signs 2014

Youth is a core priority of the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, so in 2014, we asked a group of local youth to interpret Vital Signs through their eyes.
Here’s what they came up with:

Vital Signs 2012

The CBT joined 13 other community foundations across Canada as we released our inaugural report
Download: Vital Signs 2012

About the National Vital Signs Program.

Vital Signs is a nation-wide initiative of the Community Foundations of Canada. You can find the reports of other community foundations on the Vital Signs website and be sure to check out special interest reports from the national Vital Signs program on Canada’s youth, #GenerationFlux and food securityFertile Ground.

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Dr Laura Loucks

Research Director
Clayoquot Biosphere Trust
Phone 250-725-2219  Cell 250-726-5828