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Healthy City Strategy: our goals

A long-term, integrated plan for healthier people, healthier places, and a healthier planet.

The Healthy City Strategy is comprised of 13 long-term goals for the well-being of the City and its people, including ambitious targets to reach by 2025.

The first Healthy City Strategy Action Plan adds 19 actions to implement by 2018. Learn more about the goals, targets, how we measure change, and find out how you can become a part of a Healthy Vancouver.

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Poverty is a barrier to prosperity, not an alternative to it

Drawing from the Healthy City Strategy and other key policy documents, we sent input on the possible creation of a national poverty reduction strategy to the federal government in July 2017.

The submission, Prosperity for All, was inspired by input from over 70 organizations representing government, nonprofits, the private sector, and people with lived experience.

We made recommendations ensuring basic needs are met, fair health and social supports, Living Wage and sustainable transportation, safety, inclusion and reconciliation, and shared leadership. 

Read the submission  (1.16 MB)