Putting Knowledge to Purpose

Calgary Foundation envisions a healthy, vibrant, giving and caring community that works for everyone. Building that future demands that we evolve and learn from innovators, experts and our community. This year, we have aligned the report with our five Vital Priorities in order to ensure an intentional focus and greater connection to the Foundation's overall strategy. We have also given more room to showcase the results of the Vital Signs survey - devoting a section in each priority area to citizen perceptions. Vital Signs is a key resource we use at the Foundation to inform our Vital Priorities work. The combination of citizen perception and current research is the thrust behind this work. We value the contributions of so many Calgarians who took the time to add their voice to Vital Signs. As a leader, the Foundation has been entrusted to listen to, and learn from, our community. Our role is to use the insights gained from the Vital Signs report to help inspire, and direct resources to, those who will build that vibrant and caring community. For everyone, forever.

2018 Calgary's Vital Signs

Who Took the Vital Signs Survey?

Indigenous peoples make up just 3% of Calgary's general population. They accounted for 20% of those enumerated on the night of the homeless count.

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Two online surveys were conducted to validate the accuracy of the results:

Online:

1,262

Panel:

1,000

Demographics

Who took the Vital Signs Survey

Employment

Age

Gender

Where they Live

Calgary Snapshot

Statistics as of July 2018

1,267,344

Population

33.7%

Visible Minorities

3% (41, 645)

Indigenous

36.8 years

Median Age

$99,583

Median Household Income

$64,098

Median Personal Income

Average Annual Income

$11,822

Bottom 10%

$177,688

Top 10%

$671,993

Top 1%

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Median Home Price

6.7%

Apartment Vacancy Rate

$1,247

2 BDRM Apartment Rent

27.7%

Office Vacancy Rate

$450

Median Charitable Donation

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Calgary's Vital Signs

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