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Healthy City Strategy - Collaborative Leadership
Goal 13: Collaborative leadership

Collaborative leadership

actions to be implemented
Our goal: Leaders from the public, private, and civil sectors in Vancouver work in integrated and collaborative ways towards the vision of a healthy Vancouver for all

Health and well-being are everyone's business, and must involve the broader public, private and civil sectors. Ongoing engagement of all residents, including meaningful involvement of those most affected, is also needed.

Achieving a healthy city for all is a collective effort of all members of our community. None of us can achieve the Healthy City Strategy's goals on our own, but through collaboration, integration and innovation we can make a difference on complex social challenges.

Our target: 90% of “actions for alI” to be developed in Phase 2 will be implemented

Participation in Healthy City for All Leadership Table Meetings

  • Active Leadership Table members contributed 128 hours at meetings in 2016
    Source: City of Vancouver, Social Policy

"Actions for All" implemented

  • 19 actions have been developed and are being implemented
    Source: City of Vancouver, Social Policy

Wider Collaboration Assessment

  • Leadership Table members’ average self-assessment score on 20 collaboration factors was 3.5 out of 5 (2016)
    Source: City of Vancouver, Social Policy
  1. Develop a Staff Hub that brings together City of Vancouver staff to work on high priority complex challenges related to Healthy City for All, Greenest City, Engaged City, and Economic Action Strategy.
    • Results: We will increase collaboration across departments to improve solutions to complex challenges.

The leadership table is a key component of the engagement process.

It will facilitate enhanced collaboration and innovation for improving the health and well-being of all citizens of Vancouver.

Leadership table members

Members include champions from a number of sectors throughout the city such as senior government, early childhood development, social justice, public health, business, education, arts and culture, and senior city staff.

  • Sadhu Johnston, City Manager, City of Vancouver (co-chair)
  • Dr. Patty Daly, Chief Medical Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health (co-chair)
  • Michael Anhorn, Executive Director, CMHA, Vancouver and Burnaby
  • Janet Austin, CEO, YWCA
  • Kevin Barlow, CEO, Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council
  • David R Boyd, Co-chair, Greenest City Action Team
  • Deb Bryant, CEO, Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC
  • Steve Butz, CEO, YMCA
  • Mary Collins, Director of the Secretariat, BC Healthy Living Alliance
  • Dave Doig, Director, Grants and Community Initiatives, Vancouver Foundation
  • Al Etmanski, Co-chair, BC Partners for Social Impact
  • Natasha Golbeck, Director Strategic Deployment, Vancouver Coastal Health 
  • Matt Herman, Executive Director, Healthy Living Branch, Population and Public Health, BC Ministry of Health  
  • Maggie Ip, Patron and Founding Chair, SUCCESS  
  • Chief Robert Joseph, Reconciliation Canada
  • Dr. Perry Kendall, Provincial Health Officer, BC Ministry of Health
  • Kathy Kinloch, President, BCIT
  • Isobel Mackenzie, Seniors Advocate, British Columbia
  • Kevin McCort, CEO, Vancouver Foundation
  • Heather McKay, Director, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility
  • Michael McKnight, President and CEO, United Way of the Lower Mainland
  • Adrienne Montani, Provincial Coordinator, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
  • Eyob Naizghi, Executive Director, MOSAIC
  • Stephen Owen, Public Policy Mediator
  • Lucille Pacey, President and CEO, Arts Umbrella
  • Dennis Padmore, Executive Director of Service Vancouver/Richmond, BC Ministry of Children and Family Development 
  • Ajay Patel, Dean, International Education, Langara College
  • Ellen Pekeles, Senior Vice President, Operations, Vancity 
  • Charles Perrin, Founding member of The Learning City
  • Tracy Porteous, Executive Director, Ending Violence Association
  • Bob Rennie, President and CEO, Rennie Marketing Systems
  • Scott Robinson, Superintendent, Vancouver School Board
  • Aart Schuurman Hess, CEO, Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
  • Michael Spowart, Regional Director, Western Region, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Rob Turnbull, CEO, Street to Home Foundation

Initiatives helping us reach these goals and targets

Vancouver Coastal Health

The City of Vancouver and the regional health authority work in partnership to achieve the vision of A Healthy City for All. Vancouver Coastal Health provides health services, public health and research to support health and well-being in Vancouver.

Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018

See what we've got planned to help meet our goals. 

Download the plan  

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