Income is a strong determinant of health and well-being. While Vancouver is a growing, thriving city, we also have high poverty rates, and many people struggle to make ends meet.
Making ends meet and working well means:
These steps benefit us as individuals, but they also benefit our families, our communities, our employers and the economy as a whole.
We use a number of data sources to monitor trends in the health of the city. We monitor progress toward Making Ends Meet and Working Well using data from the federal census program, income tax returns, employment surveys and policy research.
Steps toward achieving this goal in the first four years of the Healthy City Strategy.
To help build strong communities in Vancouver, the City offers a range of grants funding for non-profit social groups and neighbourhood organizations.
The City of Vancouver believes in recruiting and retaining a qualified workforce that reflects our diverse community.
The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) strenghtens the city's economic future by attracting investment, supporting existing businesses, and making policy recommendations.
Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018
See what we've got planned to help meet our goals.