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Healthy Vancouver: a healthy city for all

Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018

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

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The health and well-being of people, communities, and environments are linked together.

What makes a city healthy?

Health is much more than the treatment of physical health conditions, and cities have play a key part of determining citizens’ health. A healthy Vancouver will ensure healthy people, healthy communities, and healthy environments. Income, working conditions, social connections, healthy transportation, well-planned communities, and safety all contibute to the overall health of our city.

Whether you want to get active, take emergency training, or learn about our Healthy City Strategy, you can be a part of a healthy Vancouver.

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.

Health clinics, training, and groups

Learn about City community health clinics, professional first aid training certification, and health and wellness programs.

Mental health and addiction

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.

Public health regulations and fines

Learn how to pay a ticket for fighting, jaywalking, riding on a sidewalk, riding without a helmet, smoking in a public place, spitting, or urinating in public.

Health and safety for sex workers

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.

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