Launch event for Vital Signs — a report on food security in Edmonton

On Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.  at the Shaw Conference Centre, the Edmonton Community Foundation and the Edmonton Social Planning Council will release Edmonton’s first ever Vital Signs report. Vital Signs is a series of reports produced by community foundations across Canada that describe the overall quality-of-life in the communities they serve.

This year, Vital Signs will focus on food security in Canada. Vital Signs- A Report on Food Security in Edmonton will contain statistics on a variety of topics related to local food security and the health of Edmontonians. It will also contain information about recent demographic trends in Edmonton.

The full report will be available in Tuesday’s edition of the Edmonton Journal. On Tuesday, it will also be available on the websites of the Edmonton Community Foundation and the Edmonton Social Planning Council.

The launch event will include a light breakfast. As well, various food security organizations will be on hand sharing information about the work they do.

The event is free to the public. To learn more about food security in Edmonton and community organizations that are doing great work in this area, come out to the Shaw Conference Centre this Tuesday morning!