About the City of Vancouver


Our mission is to create a great city of communities that cares about our people, environment, and opportunities to live, work, and prosper.


Our corporate values describe the way staff collectively conduct themselves in the workplace.

  • Responsiveness – We are responsive to the needs of our citizens and our colleagues.
  • Excellence - To strive for the best results.
  • Fairness – We approach our work with unbiased judgment and sensitivity.
  • Integrity – We are open and honest, and honour our commitments.
  • Leadership – We aspire to set examples that others will choose to follow.
  • Learning – We are a learning workplace that grows through our experiences.

Long-term strategic goals

  • People: Cultivate and sustain vibrant, creative, safe, and caring communities for the wide diversity of individuals and families who live in, work in, and visit Vancouver.
  • Prosperity: Provide and enhance the services, infrastructure, and conditions that sustain a healthy, diverse, and resilient local economy.
  • Environment: Protect and enhance Vancouver’s climate, ecology, natural resources, and connections to our remarkable natural setting for future generations.

People are at the heart of everything we do, and we are working hard to make sure our activities support fairness, equality, and access for all.

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