How is life in the Greater Victoria Region? A report from the Victoria Foundation has been re;eased to the public – enter the Victoria Vital signs Report. According to the report, Residents of the capital region generally consider themselves happy and satisfied with many aspects of their lives, but some are struggling with issues such as the high cost of living, housing, employment, food security and other financial stresses. Almost a quarter of adults are working two or more jobs, and nearly half are paying more than 30 percent of their income on housing according to a new study. These are just some of the many results presented today at the Victoria Foundation’s launch of their 9th annual Victoria’s Vital Signs® report.
Selected statistics from the Wellness Survey include:
- 28.8% of residents have been a member or participant in a cultural, educational or hobby organization in the past year.
- 87% are moderately to extremely satisfied with their level of access to arts and cultural opportunities.
- More than half of residents donate their time, with 54% saying they volunteered at least once in the past year.
- 83% felt a strong or very strong sense of belonging in the local community.
- Most adults (89%) work less than 50 hours per week
The Victoria Foundation is a community foundation and a registered charity accredited by Imagine Canada.