October 5, 2017 5:59 pm

Over 50% of Winnipeggers are stressed about personal finances: Report

The Winnipeg Foundation's report Vital Signs 2017 was released Oct. 5 at the Manitoba Museum.

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The Winnipeg Foundation released a report Thursday offering a glimpse into the lives of Winnipeggers.

Winnipeg’s Vital Signs 2017 is a compilation of research and community surveys. Over 2,100 people participated in online and telephone surveys throughout the course of a year; additional information was sourced from the Institute of Urban Studies, the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Social Planning Council.

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The report shares findings across varied themes: 64 percent of Winnipeggers feel stress about personal finances; 60 percent of city residents know their neighbours well enough to ask for help; and 25 percent of people have felt discomfort due to discrimination.

 “We were inspired by the amazing response people had to the Vital Conversations”, said Foundation CEO Rick Frost, “the report is packed with information about what a flourishing community looks like to different people”.

The report opens a window into how Winnipegers feel about their sense of belonging in the community and about their quality of life. It also illustrates common trends, specifically reconciliation and lines that divide the community.

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“All aspects of community life are very closely intertwined” said Frost, which is why the report also includes a section on Indigenous peoples in Canada.

The data collected is available to the public. It can be found on the Foundation website.  Printed copies of the report are also available by calling the Foundation.

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