A healthy, just, and sustainable food system.
Increase citywide and neighbourhood food assets by a minimum of 50% by 2020.
We work with community organizations to create sustainable and just food systems. In partnership with the Vancouver Food Policy Council, we created and adopted the Vancouver Food Strategy in 2013. The Strategy addresses a number of gaps and vulnerabilities in the food system.
Considerations for this goal include:
- Unequal access to healthy, affordable food
- Opportunities to better support the local food economy
- Making more resources available for underserved and vulnerable communities
- Community development initiatives
Progress we've made so far
Healthy City Dashboard
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How we measure success
We use a number of data sources to monitor trends in the health of the city. We monitor progress toward Feeding Ourselves Well using data from the City’s inventory of food assets, reports from non-profit organizations, and surveys of food costs.
2015-2018 Priority actions
Actions are being undertaken through the Vancouver Food Strategy and the Park Board's Local Food Action Plan.