The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan is looking for input for its next survey of the region.
The Vital Signs survey has been conducted in the region every two years since 2011.
It is an analysis of the well-being of communities in the region, measuring 11 areas.
“It’s a really broad analysis of what it means to have a healthy community,” said Aaron McRann, executive director of Community Foundation of the South Okanagan.
The survey will be released in early October.
McRann said the results will help the foundation as it makes decisions about providing funding within the region.
Each year, the foundation provides more than $325,000 for the region.
The foundation receives funding requests for between $400,000 and $600,000 annually.
McRann said responses to this year’s survey are already higher than in the 2013 survey, but added that he would like to see more responses from Summerland.
At present, the foundation has received four times as many survey responses from Oliver as from Summerland.
“The more responses we get the more accurate the information will be,” he said.
He would like to see at least 1,600 responses by the time the survey data collection is completed next month.
A link to the Vital Signs survey can be found on the Community Foundations website at cfso.net.