Goal 9: Lifelong learning

Lifelong learning


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.

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Source: Vancouver Public Library

Initiatives helping us reach these goals and targets

Community centres

We operate 24 community centres. Find out where they are and what programs and services they offer.

Vancouver Public Library

Meets your lifelong learning, reading, and information needs to create an informed, engaged, and connected city.

Go in-depth

Updates, documents, and background

Get the full details about the Healthy City Strategy.