Community Wellbeing Strategy

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We’ve Developed a Starting Point for Our Strategy

Updated February 11, 2022

The initial framework for our Community Wellbeing Strategy outlines our early ideas for a vision, goals and set of strategies to help people live healthy, happy, and fulfilled lives in the City of North Vancouver. The input and ideas shared through the Fall 2021 public engagement will be used to help refine this framework and ensure it reflects the values and priorities of our community as a whole.

Learn more about our process and the Draft Framework for the strategy on the City of North Vancouver website at cnv.org/wellbeing.

What We Heard

Public engagement on the draft vision, goals, and emerging strategies for the Community Wellbeing Strategy occurred over a six week period from September 22, 2021 to November 5, 2021. The intent of this engagement was to raise project awareness, to reach a broad and diverse spectrum of the community, and to seek feedback on the draft framework. A variety of engagement activities and tools were used to maximize outreach.

Overall, the feedback from the public engagement was positive, and people are keen to see the draft Community Wellbeing Strategy in the next stage. Feedback highlighted both the importance and the ambitiousness of the framework, and the possibilities it will create for the City and its residents.

For more details on the engagement activities and outcomes please read our What We Heard Report.

Key themes that emerged from the engagement included:

  • The importance and many benefits of strong social connections and the need to develop more community spaces and opportunities for interaction.
  • Community desire for more affordable housing options.
  • Building and improving upon community partnerships, local businesses, and non-profit relationships that deliver key services and supports.
  • The urgent need to consider and address the impacts of climate change.
  • The importance of equity, access, and inclusion in all areas of wellbeing.
  • Acknowledgement of the need for greater supports for most vulnerable residents.
  • The wide range of factors that contribute to and influence individual and community wellbeing.
  • A desire for neighbourhoods to be more walkable with easy access to amenities and supports, and a greater range of activities in the community.




Fall 2021 Engagement

We are developing a Community Wellbeing Strategy to help create a City where everyone belongs.

The City of North Vancouver is developing a Community Wellbeing Strategy to plan for the services, resources, amenities, activities, and places that will help our community thrive. The Strategy will serve as a guide for how we make decisions about social infrastructure over the next 10 years.

What is the Community Wellbeing Strategy?

Planning for community wellbeing means identifying strategies and actions that will help people live healthy, happy, and fulfilled lives in the City of North Vancouver, even as our community, and the world around us, evolves.

The Community Wellbeing Strategy will be our guide for civic decision-making that considers important topics, such as:

  • community resiliency
  • neighbourhood design
  • affordable housing
  • public safety
  • discrimination, marginalization, and racism
  • reconciliation
  • health and wellness
  • children, youth, families, and seniors
  • infrastructure
  • partnerships and advocacy
  • poverty reduction


How Will the Strategy be Used?

The Community Wellbeing Strategy will provide:

  • a vision and goals for our collective future;
  • strategies to help us meet these goals; and
  • actions we can take to build a caring City where everyone belongs.


We’ve Developed a Starting Point for Our Strategy

The initial framework for our Community Wellbeing Strategy outlines our early ideas for a vision, goals and set of strategies to help people live healthy, happy, and fulfilled lives in the City of North Vancouver. The input and ideas you share will be used to help refine this framework and ensure it reflects the values and priorities of our community as a whole.

Learn more about our process and the Draft Framework for the strategy on the City of North Vancouver website at cnv.org/wellbeing.

We Want to Hear From You

  • Read our Survey Guide to learn more about the draft Strategy.
  • Share your feedback using our Online Survey or Printable Survey by October 31, 2021 (5:00pm).
  • Encourage others to share their voice by sending them a link, sharing on social media, or giving them a call. We need everyone’s voice to help shape our collective future!


We’ve Developed a Starting Point for Our Strategy

Updated February 11, 2022

The initial framework for our Community Wellbeing Strategy outlines our early ideas for a vision, goals and set of strategies to help people live healthy, happy, and fulfilled lives in the City of North Vancouver. The input and ideas shared through the Fall 2021 public engagement will be used to help refine this framework and ensure it reflects the values and priorities of our community as a whole.

Learn more about our process and the Draft Framework for the strategy on the City of North Vancouver website at cnv.org/wellbeing.

What We Heard

Public engagement on the draft vision, goals, and emerging strategies for the Community Wellbeing Strategy occurred over a six week period from September 22, 2021 to November 5, 2021. The intent of this engagement was to raise project awareness, to reach a broad and diverse spectrum of the community, and to seek feedback on the draft framework. A variety of engagement activities and tools were used to maximize outreach.

Overall, the feedback from the public engagement was positive, and people are keen to see the draft Community Wellbeing Strategy in the next stage. Feedback highlighted both the importance and the ambitiousness of the framework, and the possibilities it will create for the City and its residents.

For more details on the engagement activities and outcomes please read our What We Heard Report.

Key themes that emerged from the engagement included:

  • The importance and many benefits of strong social connections and the need to develop more community spaces and opportunities for interaction.
  • Community desire for more affordable housing options.
  • Building and improving upon community partnerships, local businesses, and non-profit relationships that deliver key services and supports.
  • The urgent need to consider and address the impacts of climate change.
  • The importance of equity, access, and inclusion in all areas of wellbeing.
  • Acknowledgement of the need for greater supports for most vulnerable residents.
  • The wide range of factors that contribute to and influence individual and community wellbeing.
  • A desire for neighbourhoods to be more walkable with easy access to amenities and supports, and a greater range of activities in the community.




Fall 2021 Engagement

We are developing a Community Wellbeing Strategy to help create a City where everyone belongs.

The City of North Vancouver is developing a Community Wellbeing Strategy to plan for the services, resources, amenities, activities, and places that will help our community thrive. The Strategy will serve as a guide for how we make decisions about social infrastructure over the next 10 years.

What is the Community Wellbeing Strategy?

Planning for community wellbeing means identifying strategies and actions that will help people live healthy, happy, and fulfilled lives in the City of North Vancouver, even as our community, and the world around us, evolves.

The Community Wellbeing Strategy will be our guide for civic decision-making that considers important topics, such as:

  • community resiliency
  • neighbourhood design
  • affordable housing
  • public safety
  • discrimination, marginalization, and racism
  • reconciliation
  • health and wellness
  • children, youth, families, and seniors
  • infrastructure
  • partnerships and advocacy
  • poverty reduction


How Will the Strategy be Used?

The Community Wellbeing Strategy will provide:

  • a vision and goals for our collective future;
  • strategies to help us meet these goals; and
  • actions we can take to build a caring City where everyone belongs.


We’ve Developed a Starting Point for Our Strategy

The initial framework for our Community Wellbeing Strategy outlines our early ideas for a vision, goals and set of strategies to help people live healthy, happy, and fulfilled lives in the City of North Vancouver. The input and ideas you share will be used to help refine this framework and ensure it reflects the values and priorities of our community as a whole.

Learn more about our process and the Draft Framework for the strategy on the City of North Vancouver website at cnv.org/wellbeing.

We Want to Hear From You

  • Read our Survey Guide to learn more about the draft Strategy.
  • Share your feedback using our Online Survey or Printable Survey by October 31, 2021 (5:00pm).
  • Encourage others to share their voice by sending them a link, sharing on social media, or giving them a call. We need everyone’s voice to help shape our collective future!


Page last updated: 11 Feb 2022, 02:52 PM