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Vancouver adopts Healthy City Strategy with long-term social sustainability goals

October 29 2014

Photograph by Photo by Maurice Li

Vancouver now has a long-term integrated plan for healthier people, healthier places, and a healthier planet after City Council endorsed "A Healthy City for All: Vancouver’s Healthy City Strategy 2014-2025 – Phase 1".

Goals and targets of the strategy

The Healthy City Strategy sets out 13 long-term goals and aspirational targets for collective efforts to create and improve the conditions that enable everyone to enjoy the highest level of health and well-being possible.

Learn about the goals and targets

How the strategy aligns with other City priorities 

The Healthy City Strategy aligns with key City priorities like the Greenest City Action Plan and Vancouver Economic Action Strategy. It represents the third pillar in the City’s long-term social-, ecological-, and economic sustainability plans.

The strategy was developed with input from the public

The strategy was developed with input from an extensive public engagement process that included over 10,000 residents.

It was also guided by the Healthy City for All Leadership Table that represented different sectors, such as:

  • Health care
  • Social justice
  • Business
  • Education
  • Arts and culture
  • Government

Learn about our key priorities that align with this strategy

The Healthy City Strategy is a long-term, integrated plan for healthier people, healthier places, and a healthier planet.

Healthy City Strategy

The Healthy City Strategy a long-term, integrated plan for healthier people, places, and planet. Learn more about our goals and actions.

Couple at dusk on False Creek Habitat Island in Vancouver

Greenest City Action Plan

Greenest City is a bold initiative that addresses Vancouver's environmental challenges.

Harbour Centre and downtown skyline

Economic development

Learn about our initiatives to promote and strengthen local businesses, and make Vancouver an attractive destination for businesses.