Newfoundland and labrador's vital signs: Portrait of a foundation-university partnership

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Foundation Review, ISSN: 1944-5679, Vol: 10, Issue: 1, Page: 113-129

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Hawthorn, Ainsley; Brennan, Sandra; Greenwood, Robert
Grand Valley State University Libraries; Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University
Social Sciences; Community reports; community dashboard; quality of life; foundation partnerships; academic partnerships; Nonprofit Administration and Management; Public Administration; Public Affairs; Public Policy
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Vital Signs, a national program of Community Foundations of Canada, produces annual reports of the same name that examine the quality of life using statistics on fundamental social issues. With these reports, community foundations are able to present a comprehensive and balanced picture of well-being in their communities.The Vital Signs report for Newfoundland and Labrador is produced in partnership between the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, a university research unit with expertise in both promoting community-based research and making academic information accessible to the general public.This article examines the origins of this collaboration and the lessons that have been learned from it, and discusses how the report addresses a need for community knowledge in Newfoundland and Labrador.