Winnipeg’s Vital Signs® kicks off tonight with a community conversation on mental health, addictions and healing.
Winnipeg’s Vital Signs® initiative, a project of The Winnipeg Foundation, is a check-up on the vitality of our community. As part of Vital Signs®, the first in a series of Vital Conversations takes place in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association.
The community conversation will focus on mental health, addictions and healing in Winnipeg and will take place tonight, Mon. Jan. 23, 2017, starting at 7 p.m. at the Power Corporation Atrium, University of Winnipeg’s Richardson College of the Environment and Science Complex, 599 Portage Avenue.
The evening begins with keynote speaker, musician Robb Nash, followed by an expert panel discussion to inspire round table dialogue.
The formal part of this sold out event will also be live-streamed on The Foundation’s Facebook page, facebook.com/wpgfdn.
Vital Signs® combines research, a public survey and community conversations to provide insights on issues important to quality of life in Winnipeg. The report – to be issued in October 2017 – will inform The Winnipeg Foundation’s work, leading up to its centennial in 2021.
The Winnipeg Foundation, established in 1921, is Canada’s first community foundation. Built by people from all walks of life, The Foundation pools and invests gifts entrusted to it, to generate grants that benefit a variety of local charitable needs For Good. Forever. In 2016, The Winnipeg Foundation granted $31.6 million to more than 900 charitable organizations.