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Participate! Winkler’s Vital Signs 2018 – Community Survey

May 30, 2018

Winkler’s Vital Signs returns for a second community check-up!

 WINKLER, MB (May 24, 2018) – The Vital Signs program is back for a second community check-up! Following up on the first report published in 2012, this year’s program includes consultations with stakeholders, collection of local data, surveys within the community and review of secondary data sources such as results of the 2016 Census. The aims of this initiative are to develop understanding of residents’ civic priorities, to identify areas of highest need within the community and to mobilize community action to address these concerns. The findings of this research will be published and distributed within the community in October 2018. In the coming years, we anticipate hosting “Vital Conversations” on key issues as identified by the community.

Community collaboration is at the core of developing the Vital Signs report. In November 2017, we established an advisory committee to build community input into our project plans, to guide our work with local stakeholders, and to mobilize action on the findings. In February 2018, we consulted with dozens of local stakeholders to establish research priorities and to ensure that the survey content would respond meaningfully to current local issues. We also engaged the help of an intern from Northlands Parkway Collegiate to develop our youth survey. To date, we have confirmed funding and in-kind support from City of Winkler, RM of Stanley, Lode King/Triple E, Community Futures – Heartland, Winkler Chamber of Commerce, FB Industries, Thomas Sill Foundation and Profuzion Studio (graphic design services).

The surveys will be open for 21 days – until 11:45 pm CST Thursday, June 14th.  We need your help to collect more responses. Our sample size must reach at least 370 responses for our community survey to be valid at a 95% confidence level with a 5% confidence interval. The surveys take 5-8 minutes to complete.

Below are links to our website and to the surveys:

To make participation in this survey more accessible and inclusive to the community, there will be printed copies available for pick-up at the Foundation office between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. Paper surveys and copies with enlarged text can be mailed out and are available upon request. We will be setting up a table with access to print copies and digital surveys at several locations in June. Our main motivation for setting up in public spaces it to answer questions, to hold conversations and to build awareness about Vital Signs. We also hope that people will complete the surveys on-the-spot. Regional Connections will be conducting the survey in a classroom setting.

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