Goal 7: Cultivating connections

Cultivating connections


Vancouverites are connected and engaged in the places and spaces that matter to us.


  • All Vancouverites have 4 people in their network that they can rely on
  • Increase municipal voter turnout to at least 60%


In addition to our personal relationships and social networks, the opportunity to participate in civic life is a core human need.

We may draw on our social networks to help with many aspects of our health, including:

  • Accessing food and shelter
  • Finding employment and training opportunities
  • To enhance our self-confidence
  • Help during illness
  • Healing from death or life change
  • To enjoy ourselves and relieve stress

Being engaged is also about giving back to our communities, which benefits those who give as well as those who receive. A sense of belonging, connectedness and engagement in the places and spaces that matter to us is critical for our physical and mental well-being.

Progress we've made so far

Healthy City Dashboard

Check out the latest way to find information about health and well-being in Vancouver. View the status, trends, and graphs of health indicators and export the data to use elsewhere.

Explore the Healthy City Dashboard

Data Source: City of Vancouver, local election results

Initiatives helping us reach these goals and targets

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.

Community grants

To help build strong communities in Vancouver, we offer a range of grants funding for non-profit social groups and neighbourhood organizations.

Hey Neighbour

Hey Neighbour! aims to increase our understanding of the connection between sociability and well-being through multi-unit buildings.

Go in-depth

Updates, documents, and background

Get the full details about the Healthy City Strategy.