Winnipeg's Vital Signs® 2017

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Things we love, issues we face VITAL SIGNS ONLINE SURVEY RESPONDENTS LEFT ALMOST 17,000 COMMENTS. HERE IS A SAMPLING.

“ Programs like the Bear Clan that give people pride, create a sense of community and belonging and provide a feeling of security and respect.” “ Locally-grown food is plentiful in the summer and autumn, it tastes good, and it is cheap. I like the markets that have become more plentiful around the city.” “ The abundance and diversity of cultural, heritage, arts, and sports resources and activities. The feeling of family and home in our neighbourhoods. The fact that we are home to the Human Rights Museum!” “I love our friendliness, our seasons, our rivers and our green spaces.” “ Celebrate [seniors’] strengths, experiences and wisdom. The joy of life; what they have seen in their lifetime is phenomenal and their willingness to share is exemplary. Programs and work spaces that embrace seniors’ expertise have created beautiful environments where everyone benefits. Let’s duplicate them across the city.” “ I live in a city where my young children do not have to leave home to experience the wealth of meeting other cultures. All they need to do is walk down the street or attend public school and be willing to look, listen and learn.” “ We’ve made a start in understanding and repairing the relationship between Indigenous and nonIndigenous people. We should also celebrate that we have many fine Indigenous leaders in our community and take advantage of the wisdom and counsel they can provide.”

THINGS WE LOVE “ WE HAVE INCREDIBLE YOUNG PEOPLE IN WINNIPEG WHO WORK HARD, ARE INNOVATIVE AND ENTREPRENEURIAL. THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE AND WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR CITY.” “ Winnipeg has a wealth of green spaces and parks to allow families even in the most urban areas to enjoy the outdoors together.” 36

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“ Winnipeg has a rich cultural life, with fine music, art galleries, dance companies, theatre and a festival for everything under the sun.”