Vancouverites have the right to a healthy environment and equitable access to livable environments in which they can thrive.
- Add a biodiversity target and a target related to toxins prevention to the Greenest City Action Plan
- Increase neighbourhood Walk Scores
Healthy urban environments are characterized by complete, compact, and connected communities - including well-planned, sustainable, thriving, and vibrant environments.
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.
The most walkable large city in Canada
Vancouver scored 78/100 on the Walkscore ranking, which means that most errands can be accomplished on foot.
How we measure success
We use a number of data sources to monitor trends in the health of the city. We monitor progress toward Environments to Thrive In using data on neighbourhood walkability.
2015-2018 Priority actions
Steps toward achieving this goal in the first four years of the Healthy City Strategy.