We regularly check Peterborough’s Vital Signs. It’s important to keep track of how we’re doing so we can act when we see hints of trouble or clues about the right time to take a leap forward. This information helps all of us take better care of our community and the people who live here.
Some of the statistics in Vital Signs might fit nicely with what you know, intuitively, about our community. Others may come as a surprise, and some may challenge your perceptions of Peterborough, leaving you feeling concerned and asking questions. These are the signs of our times. They tell us where we’re at as a community, and they point to the directions we might take in the future.
If you could talk to your friends, family and neighbours about one of those signs, which one would it be? If you knew that we could change Peterborough’s Vital Signs for the better, would you be ready to play your part?
This fall, we’re asking everyone who calls Peterborough home to have a conversation about our community’s Vital Signs. We want to talk about the things that really matter, like whether or not kids growing up in Peterborough will want to live here as adults, or how many new jobs in Peterborough are low-paid positions like food service workers, and what it means to have a population that’s growing in the City and shrinking in the County.
These are big topics and we must take the time to understand them if we want to act together. Join one of the 100 conversations taking place in coffee shops, kitchen tables, community centres and other spots throughout the City and County in October. It’s a chance to connect with people who share your love for this place, even if they don’t always share your perspective.
Let’s talk about the tough decisions we’re facing and the hopes we have for the future of Peterborough. Let’s try to listen to each other as if that future depends on it. Let’s make our commitment to community the defining sign of our times.
Let’s start with a conversation.
Ready to get started?