Feeling safe and a sense of inclusion in our communities is essential to our well-being.
A strong sense of belonging is associated with better self-reported physical and mental health, while social exclusion denies us the opportunity for full economic and social participation in society.
We use a number of data sources to monitor trends in the health of the city. We monitor progress toward Being and Feeling Safe and Included using data from public health surveys and reported crime statistics.
Sense of belonging
Sense of safety
Reported crime rates
Steps toward achieving this goal in the first four years of the Healthy City Strategy.
The health and vitality of our communities is one of the reasons Vancouver is considered one of the best places on earth to live.
Vancouver is the first city in North America with an action plan to improve the health and safety of sex workers and the communities where they live and work.
Vancouver plays an important role in helping our Aboriginal communities gain access to services, overcome barriers, and have a voice in civic government. Learn more about our Aboriginal programs and services.
Read about the City's programs and facilities that keep seniors active, engaged, and connected to the health and other care services they need.
We recognize the valuable contributions of Vancouver's diverse communities is through special celebrations of International Women's Day, Black History Month, Vancouver Pride, Diwali, and others.
To help build strong communities in Vancouver, the City offers a range of grants funding for non-profit social groups and neighbourhood organizations.
Find information about the Vancouver Police Department, its services, community policing, crime prevention and safety, policing and civilian careers, and how we plan to make Vancouver the safest major city in Canada.
Learn how we are working with diverse community sectors and organizations to support and integrate newcomers into local communities.
Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018
See what we've got planned to help meet our goals.