Our goal: Adequate income and access to a broad range of healthy employment opportunities
Income is a strong determinant of health and well-being. While Vancouver is a growing, thriving city, we also have high poverty rates, and many people struggle to make ends meet.
Making ends meet and working well means:
- Ensuring that income is more evenly distributed, and
- Ensuring healthy work environments and jobs
These steps benefit us as individuals, but they also benefit our families, our communities, our employers and the economy as a whole.
Our target: Reduce the city’s poverty rate by 75%, and an increase the median income by at least 3% every year
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 Making Ends Meet and Working Well using data from the federal census program, income tax returns, employment surveys and policy research.
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
To help build strong communities in Vancouver, we offer a range of grants funding for non-profit social groups and neighbourhood organizations.
The City of Vancouver believes in recruiting and retaining a qualified workforce that reflects our diverse community.
Learn how the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) strengthens our city's economic future.
Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018
See what we've got planned to help meet our goals.