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Vital Signs

Winkler’s Vital Signs is a community check-up that measures the vitality of our community and identifies significant trends in a range of areas critical to quality of life. Winkler’s Vital Signs grows our understanding of resident priorities and identifies areas of need within the community. We work with an advisory committee to build community input on our reporting, to guide our work with local stakeholders, and to mobilize action on the findings. We invite you to journey with us, taking action to make Winkler a better place to live, work and play!

Winkler’s Vital Signs 2018

Winkler’s Vital Signs 2018 presents information that, for some, will confirm what you already know, for others, will open your eyes to the range of needs within our growing community.

What if today you seized not just the information but the opportunity for innovation? Imagine the impact that you, your family, your company, the organization, the department that you represent could have on the lives of everyone within the City of Winkler and within the RM of Stanley.

We challenge you to: not be average, be curious. Encouraging a culture of curiosity generates improvement and innovation. Improvements and innovation that will change the baseline we have within Winkler’s Vital Signs Growing Opportunities 2018.


Click to view Winkler’s Vital Signs 2018 (PDF)

Click to view Winkler’s Vital Signs 2018 – text only (PDF)

Click to view Data Source Document 2018 (PDF)

Winkler’s Vital Signs 2012

In 2012, the Winkler Community Foundation developed its first Vital Signs® report to deepen understanding of the issues that affect our quality of life, and to encourage the community engagement that makes our community a great place to live. A snapshot of our community, Vital Signs® celebrated our successes and identified some key concerns, highlighting areas of real need in our city. Winkler residents responded to a community survey, assigning grades to six issue-areas. Each statistic, each number, and each anecdote told a valuable story about what creates a sense of place and home for residents of Winkler and the surrounding area. The published report paired primary and secondary data to develop a picture of where we sit relative to other communities in Manitoba and across Canada. Additionally, our report included supporting facts (“Did You Know?) and action items (“What You Can Do”).


Click to view Winkler’s Vital Signs 2012 (PDF)

Click to view Data Source Document 2012 (PDF)