Social Policy: research and data toward a healthy city for all

Social planning in Vancouver—working toward a healthy, equitable, socially sustainable city for all—relies on a strong foundation of research and data. We use a number of different data sources to understand how change happens in the city, and how it is experienced by different individuals and groups. We work with community partners to share information, build capacity, and foster ongoing conversations about the future of the city.

Other City data

Areas of the city

Vancouver is made up of smaller neighbourhoods each with its own character, but on the website, we use areas, not true neighbourhoods, to focus information for particular parts of the city. Find out about these 23 defined areas; their amenities, news, events, and more.

Data and maps

Analyze and use our open data and maps to do research, discover trends, make informed decisions, and develop apps.