SURREY â€” SurreyCares, formerly the Surrey Foundation, has just launched an online survey where theyâ€™re asking residents to grade their community.
The survey will be running through to Aug. 7, collecting opinions from Surrey residents on different aspects of life such as crime, transportation, youth and poverty. The results will be part of a Vital Signs report.
Vital Signs is a national initiative by Community Foundations of Canada combining statistical data and public perspective into a report. In 2013, 24 communities in Canada publish such reports, including Abbotsford, Victoria and Vancouver.
â€œAs Surrey grows, we need to stop and think. Vital Signs helps us do that,â€ said SurreyCares President Jeff Hector. â€œIt is kind of like a community report card. It is uncovering where we are today so that we can create the community we want to become.â€
As a 22-year Surrey resident himself, Hector is interested to see what people have to say about their city.
â€œHeadlines and statistics are only part of the story. This gives every member of our community a chance to say what they love and want improved.â€
Vital Signs the first project under SurreyCaresâ€™ partnership with SFU.
Results of the survey are set to be released on Oct. 7.
Fill out the survey at Surreycares.org.