Our goal: A safe city in which residents feel secure
Feeling safe and a sense of inclusion in our communities is essential to our well-being.
A strong sense of belonging is associated with better self-reported physical and mental health, while social exclusion denies us the opportunity for full economic and social participation in society.
Our targets: Increase residents’ sense of belonging and safety by 10%, and make Vancouver the safest major city in Canada
Progress we've made so far
How we measure change
We use a number of data sources to monitor trends in the health of the city. We monitor progress toward Being and Feeling Safe and Included using data from public health surveys and reported crime statistics.
2015-2018 Priority actions
Steps toward achieving this goal in the first four years of the Healthy City Strategy.
Initiatives helping us reach these goals and targets
The health and vitality of our communities is one of the reasons Vancouver is considered one of the best places on earth to live.
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.
Learn about our Indigenous programs and services, and our role in increasing cross-cultural understanding.
Our programs and facilities help keep seniors active, engaged, and connected to health and care services.
We recognize the valuable contributions of Vancouver's diverse communities is through special celebrations of International Women's Day, Black History Month, Vancouver Pride, Diwali, and others.
To help build strong communities in Vancouver, we offer a range of grants funding for non-profit social groups and neighbourhood organizations.
Works to make our city the safest in Canada by supporting staff, engaging the community, enhancing public safety, and fighting crime.
Learn how we are working with diverse community sectors and organizations to support and integrate newcomers into local communities.
Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018
See what we've got planned to help meet our goals.