Health and public safety are essential to the City's social sustainability. To ensure the well-being of its citizens, the City works with individuals, community organizations and other municipalities to maximize opportunities for recreation and fitness, health care and medical services, and public safety and security.
The City, including the North Vancouver Fire department, works closely with the North Vancouver RCMP detachment, North Shore Emergency Management Office, and Lower Lonsdale Community Policing to protect residents, their property and interests. These organizations support initiatives such as crime prevention and detection, emergency response, victim services, and all areas of fire safety. As well, programs such as Speed Watch, Business Watch, Child Identification and Citizens on Patrol are managed by these associations.
A healthy community means offering citizens a range of recreational activities, programs and opportunities but most importantly, a strong infrastructure of health and medical services and resources to ensure quality of life. Accessibility is vital to the City. From seniors to youth and people with disabilities to families with children, the City makes it a priority to create a supportive, safe, sustainable environment for individual and community well-being.