Practices & Innovations

Healthy City Strategy

Contributor: Vancouver (City)
Year: 2015
Category: Partnerships
Award Details: UBCM Excellence Award Nominee - Partnerships
Short Description:
In October 2014, Vancouver City Council adopted Phase 1 of the Healthy City Strategy (HCS), including a vision; principles; 12 long-term goals and a 13th goal on collaborative leadership; 21 aspirational targets and 45 indicators. The HCS is an ambitious plan to work towards social development, equity and inclusion to make Vancouver a “Healthy City for All.” In July 2015, Council adopted Phase 2 of HCS–a four-year Action Plan (2015-2018). This contained 19 high-priority actions cutting across multiple HCS goals and targets. Developing the strategy required consultation with key stakeholders including senior governments, public institutions, foundations, and private sector. The main partner was Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), who signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2013 with commitments to enhance collaboration and partnership towards our shared goals for health & well-being.  Vancouver Coastal Health has identified its partnership with the City as a demonstration of best practice within the province.
Last Reviewed: August 13, 2016, 11:05 am