Healthy City Strategy - Healthy Neighbourhoods and People

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Healthy Neighbourhoods and People is one of the six key pillars of the Healthy City Strategy. The goal of the Healthy Neighbourhoods and People pillar is to develop "A City of complete neighbourhoods where residents feel safe, healthy, and connected to each other - neighbourhoods where people want to live, work, and play."

This pillar has seven healthy city 'assets'. Healthy City assets are the building blocks needed in our neighbourhoods to support health and wellbeing. The assets of the 'healthy neighbourhoods and people' are:

  • Neighbourhood Services, Identify & Place-making
  • Safety
  • Access to Food
  • Mental & Physical Health
  • Early Childhood Development & Lifelong Learning
  • Poverty Reduction & Economic Wellness
  • Arts & Culture

Each of the assets are supported by a series of Implementation Strategies that guide action on behalf of the City and the stakeholders involved in the Healthy City Strategy, such as the City's Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, Seniors Advisory Committee, Youth Advisory Committee, and the St. John's Food Policy Council.

This pillar in particular will require collaboration with external partners, such as Eastern Health, and supportive roles from other levels of government. This is because some of the "assets" listed here are secondary outcomes. What this means is that, when we improve the other pillars, such as housing, urban design, transportation, inclusion and environment, we are addressing the root of what impacts people's health. Ultimately, when we improve the conditions that impact people's ability to live their healthiest life, then we will see changes in some of the "assets" listed here in "Healthy Neighbourhoods and People".

To learn more about the Implementation Strategies, see 'Documents'.

We are seeking input and ideas from residents on whether these assets and implementation strategies support a healthy city. If you have ideas or stories share them below.

To go back to the main Healthy Cities Strategy project page, click here.


Healthy Neighbourhoods and People is one of the six key pillars of the Healthy City Strategy. The goal of the Healthy Neighbourhoods and People pillar is to develop "A City of complete neighbourhoods where residents feel safe, healthy, and connected to each other - neighbourhoods where people want to live, work, and play."

This pillar has seven healthy city 'assets'. Healthy City assets are the building blocks needed in our neighbourhoods to support health and wellbeing. The assets of the 'healthy neighbourhoods and people' are:

  • Neighbourhood Services, Identify & Place-making
  • Safety
  • Access to Food
  • Mental & Physical Health
  • Early Childhood Development & Lifelong Learning
  • Poverty Reduction & Economic Wellness
  • Arts & Culture

Each of the assets are supported by a series of Implementation Strategies that guide action on behalf of the City and the stakeholders involved in the Healthy City Strategy, such as the City's Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, Seniors Advisory Committee, Youth Advisory Committee, and the St. John's Food Policy Council.

This pillar in particular will require collaboration with external partners, such as Eastern Health, and supportive roles from other levels of government. This is because some of the "assets" listed here are secondary outcomes. What this means is that, when we improve the other pillars, such as housing, urban design, transportation, inclusion and environment, we are addressing the root of what impacts people's health. Ultimately, when we improve the conditions that impact people's ability to live their healthiest life, then we will see changes in some of the "assets" listed here in "Healthy Neighbourhoods and People".

To learn more about the Implementation Strategies, see 'Documents'.

We are seeking input and ideas from residents on whether these assets and implementation strategies support a healthy city. If you have ideas or stories share them below.

To go back to the main Healthy Cities Strategy project page, click here.


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  • How can we support a healthier St. John's?

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    Every Healthy City Strategy is unique, each is based off local input. Please share your thoughts on how this pillar and its assets can support a healthier future for St. John's.

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