Variety of people using Arbutus Greenway

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

We are working hard to ensure our activities support fairness, equity, and access for all.

We are committed to advancing reconciliation, equity, and anti-racism for all people in Vancouver. We're taking a number of actions to fulfil these commitments.

We are always striving for improvement and to work towards a fairer, safer, more inclusive city. Learn more about our commitment to upholding the rights and dignity of all people, addressing historic, current systemic injustice, and reducing harm with our Equity Framework (541 KB). 

Here are just some of the areas we are working on to achieve this. 



Six Equity commitments

Accessible city

We are committed to removing barriers and creating equal opportunities for all residents.


Find out more about the steps we have taken and will be taking in advancing reconciliation, anti-racism, and equity.

City of Reconciliation

Vancouver was designated a City of Reconciliation when the Reconciliation Framework was adopted by Council on July 8, 2014.

Healthy City Strategy

The Healthy City Strategy a long-term, integrated plan for healthier people, places, and planet.

2SLGBTQ+ community

We actively support Vancouver's lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, queer, and Two-Spirit communities.


Our programs and support help ensure everyone has complete access to services, and can live free of prejudice.


Our programs and facilities help keep seniors active, engaged, and connected to health and care services.


We are committed to providing women and girls with opportunities to participate in political, economic, and cultural life.


Our staff have a long history of working to make sure the voices of Vancouver's youth are heard and included.

Advisory committees