Connecting to care can be a critical first step on the long road to greater mental and physical health and well-being. The Healthy City Strategy promotes an integrated approach to human services. We want to ensure that all Vancouverites have access to the services they need to thrive.
Human services include support for:
We use a number of data sources to monitor trends in the health of the city. We monitor progress toward Healthy Human Services using data from the federal census program, inventories of community services, and usage of recreation services.
Attachment to a family doctor or primary health care provider
Proximity to "community hubs" (library, community centre, neighbourhood house)
Access to services when needed
Park Board Leisure Access Program usage
Steps toward achieving this goal in the first four years of the Healthy City Strategy.
We operate 24 community centres around the city. Find out where they are and what programs and services they offer.
To help build strong communities in Vancouver, the City offers a range of grants funding for non-profit social groups and neighbourhood organizations.
Learn about City community health clinics, professional first aid training certification, and health and wellness programs.
Learn how the City is reducing the harm caused by alcohol and drug use - and ensuring that people get treatment - without sacrificing public safety. Get links to mental health and addiction resources.
Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018
See what we've got planned to help meet our goals.