About Vital Conversations
The Community Foundation uses Vital Signs to understand Peterborough, recognize our community’s strengths and identify where we need to make changes. The information in Vital Signs paints a picture of where we are as a community, but it’s up to us to figure out where we should go from here. As we continue to build our understanding of Peterborough, we must engage in the more challenging – but exciting – task of deciding who we want to be, and what we need to do, together, to get there.
During the month of October 2017, more than 100 Vital Conversations brought friends and neighbours together in the Peterborough region to share a meal and a conversation about Greater Peterborough’s Vital Signs. Everyday people stepped up as leaders to invite the guests, plan the meal and host the conversation using the Vital Conversations Card Game, a tool designed to guide interesting discussions where you share perspectives, ask hard questions and make suggestions for building a stronger community.
More than 700 people brought Vital Conversations to life in the Peterborough area, with participants from across the region, including Curve Lake First Nation, Apsley, Douro, Lakefield, Ennismore, Otonabee, Indian River, Buckhorn and the City of Peterborough. People of all ages took part, from teenagers to octogenarians, representing the diversity of the community and including people of different abilities, those living on low-incomes, individuals identifying as LGBTTQ2+, newcomers, immigrants, and different faith groups.See the results from Vital Conversations
Learn more about the Vital Conversations initiative
Check out the Vital Conversations card game