Access to lifelong learning and development opportunities.
Increase participation in lifelong learning by 25% over 2014 levels.
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.
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 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.