A Community Social Assessment aim to create a snapshot in time of a community's social well-being and vitality - our strengths, assets and opportunities, along with our issues and challenges. This picture helps us to determine how to best direct support and close existing gaps. It also serves as an incentive to encourage new thinking and action to respond to opportunities and issues alike.
This is the fourth iteration of the Community Social Assessment and coincides with the 2021 federal census data.
These past three assessments have helped to guide decisions related to policy, programs and services in the municipality, and community at large, and have also created a baseline on which to analyze change in the community over time.
In order to support community well-being, it is crucial to have a detailed understanding of the social picture of one's community.
The 2023 Community Social Assessment report will be released early 2024.
For more information and to participate in the 2023 Community Social Assessment, visit banffviewpoints.ca/bestlife