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People and programs

The health of people, the health of places, and the health of the planet are tightly tied together.

How we plan our city and our neighbourhoods affects:

  • The air we breathe and the water we drink
  • Our ability to get around
  • Where and in what type of housing we live
  • What food we have access to
  • What kinds of jobs are available and how long it takes to get to work
  • How much and what kind of green space we can play and rest in
  • How safe, connected, and included we feel in our neighbourhoods  


We're creating a city of communities that cares about its people, environment, and opportunities to live, work, and prosper.

Healthy Vancouver

The health and well-being of people, communities, and environments are linked together. Find programs for personal and community wellness.

Building community

The health and vitality of our communities is one of the reasons Vancouver is considered one of the best places on earth to live.

Donating and volunteering

If you want to help make Vancouver a better place, think about making a donation or volunteering your time.

Grants and awards

View information on grants and funding for arts and culture, strong communities, and sustainability.

Food systems

We're striving to make Vancouver a global leader in urban food systems.