aerial picture of WindsorThe Vital Signs survey asks residents to rate Windsor-Essex on a number of measures.

Survey taking pulse of community

A survey by the WindsorEssex Community Foundation will measure local residents’ views of important issues, providing an opportunity for UWindsor students, faculty, and students to make an impact on the surrounding communities, says Wen Teoh.

Venture start director for the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre), she serves in a volunteer capacity on the foundation’s board, and calls its Vital Signs survey a “great tool for our voices to be heard.”

The resulting report combines responses with national, provincial, and local data to measure where assistance is needed to make the community a better place to live, work, play, and grow.

“The issues addressed in the project affect all community members, health, mental health, wellness, access to services, bike paths, bus services, learning, and work,” says Teoh. “We want to hear more from our younger people to build a region they want to stay and thrive in.”

Those who complete the survey may enter a draw for $100 — click here.