Vancouver has a diverse and thriving cultural ecology that enriches the lives of residents and visitors.
Increase public participation and community engagement in arts and culture by 25%
Participation in arts and culture is critical to building a vibrant, livable and healthy city.
Arts and cultural events include a wide range in the community, including:
- Large scale performances
- Art galleries and exhibits
- Street festivals and small-scale community art projects
Each type of activity plays a different but important role in improving our individual and collective 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.
How we measure change
We use a number of data sources to monitor trends in the health of the city. We monitor progress toward Expressing Ourselves using data from the federal census program, arts and cultural funding and cultural asset mapping.
2015-2018 Priority Actions
Actions are being undertaken through the Vancouver Culture Plan's Strategic Directions.