Our goal: Access to lifelong learning and development opportunities
Lifelong learning is a key building block in promoting personal, social and societal well‑being. Including learning in the Healthy City framework ensures that non-formal and informal learning opportunities is a valued contributor to the overall health, prosperity, and resilience of Vancouverites.
Some benefits of lifelong learning include:
- Early learning contributes to school readiness
- Adult learning increases confidence and self‑efficacy
- Learning in a group setting can enhance social networks
People engaged in lifelong learning are better prepared to participate in civic life and work collaboratively to address common challenges.
Our target: Increase participation in lifelong learning by 25% over 2014 levels
Progress we've made so far
How we measure change
We use a number of data sources to monitor trends in the health of the city. We monitor progress toward Lifelong Learning using data from the federal census program, public library program and use statistics and other sources relating to learning and technology.
2015-2018 Priority actions
Steps toward achieving this goal in the first four years of the Healthy City Strategy.
Initiatives helping us reach these goals and targets
Visit the Vancouver Public Library website.
The Vancouver Learning Guide is your destination to discover free non-formal learning events in Vancouver.
We operate 24 community centres. Find out where they are and what programs and services they offer.
Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018
See what we've got planned to help meet our goals.