In September of 2012 the Winkler Community Foundation launched the first Vital Signs report for the city of Winkler as a catalyst to spark dialogue and inspire action!
A snapshot of our community, Winkler’s Vital Signs celebrates Winkler’s successes, and tackles some challenging concerns, highlighting areas of real need in our city. The WCF launched Vital Signs to deepen our awareness of these issues that affect our quality of life, and the encourage community engagement to make Winkler and surrounding area an even better place to live.
The picture within these pages reveals we have a lot to be proud of and many success stories to share. It also raises awareness of some of the challenges to be met in sustaining a vital, resilient community.
The community collaboration in creating this report was tremendous. Thanks to our funders, partners, the people who contributed to the development of this report and the community organizations that provided data. Each statistic, each number tells a story, helping us produce a report that makes it uniquely suited to our community.