Youth Vital Signs 2013 released!

Vancouver Foundation's Youth Leadership Council released the 2013 Youth Vital Signs report card in November 2013. View the full report and check the pulse of metro Vancouver youth at www.youthvitalsigns.ca. Join the conversation on Twitter with @vfypc at #YVS2013.

2013 Youth Vital Signs is a youth-driven research and public opinion initiative - a report card - that gives voice to young people aged 15 to 24 in metro Vancouver. Building on the success of the first Youth Vital Signs in 2009, this year the reach was expanded, connecting with 3,500 youth living throughout metro Vancouver. The result? A larger, more diverse snapshot of youth experiences across the entire region.

In this survey, youth graded and identified opportunities for positive change in 13 subject areas, including: sustainability, homelessness, employment, and education, among other social issues.

Youth Vital Signs 2013 offers a way for youth to share their perceptions and experiences of metro Vancouver. Their goal is to inform and influence decision-makers, policy-makers, funders, and organizations on issues affecting young people. The 3,500 responses from youth provide an exciting opportunity to begin a dialogue and make positive change.