Vital Signs is an annual community check-up conducted by community foundations across Canada. It provides a comprehensive, reader-friendly look at how our communities are faring in key quality-of-life areas.
Surrey’s Vital Signs provides an indicator for SurreyCares’ funding priorities, based on the needs which are determined by the people of Surrey.
The project is possible with many thanks to our Vital Signs Advisory, listed below, and the full participation of both Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Simon Fraser University.
- Larissa Petrillo, Faculty, Anthropology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Chair)
- Rhonda Carriere, Metis Nation, BC
- Lyn Daniels, Director of Instruction – Aboriginal Learning, Surrey Schools
- Brenda Fernie (Kwantlen First Nation), Seyem Quantlen Business Group, Vice-President
- William Lindsay, Director, Office for Aboriginal Peoples – Simon Fraser University (resource)
- Gary George, Simon Fraser University, Officer for Community Relations
- Pam McCotter, Council member and Education portfolio, Katzie First Nation
- Dr. Jennifer Mervyn, MCFD
- Brian Muth, Director, Aboriginal Health and Wellness Promotion, Population and Public Health, Fraser Health
- Vishal Jain, MPH, Coordinator, Aboriginal Health Initiatives, Fraser Health Authority – Aboriginal Health
- Trish Osterberg, Fraser-Salish Regional Director, First Nation Health Authority
- Barbara Gauthier, Data Analyst, First Nations Health Authority
- Susan Tatoosh, Executive Director, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society
- Joanne Charles, Semiahmoo First Nation, Councillor (Economic Development portfolio)