Sustainability Policy Statement
By implementing policies that are connected and comprehensive,
the City of Prince George realizes a sustainable future where the local
environment is healthy and supports a robust economy and an enviable quality of
life for residents.
Relationships - continue to work cooperatively and progressively
with its partners in the government, education, health, business and community
sectors. The City will also continue to strengthen its relationship with the
Lheidli T’enneh and Aboriginal organizations.
Team - The City understands that progress on its sustainability
priorities is made possible by a strong team, with Council and Administration
working closely together to achieve corporate and community
as Partners - The City will help shape a "sustainability
consciousness" among residents by providing information and education and by
encouraging individual action.
provide for our human needs and maintain a high quality of life for everyone,
the City of Prince George is committed to a population health approach to social
health is an approach to health that aims to improve the
health of the entire population and to reduce health inequities among population
groups. In order to reach these objectives, it looks at and acts upon the broad
range of factors and conditions that have a strong influence on our health.
Population Health Approach:
- Addresses the Determinants of Health and their Interactions
- Bases Decisions on Evidence
- Increases Upstream Investments
- Applies Multiple Strategies
- Collaborates Across Sectors and Levels
- Employs Mechanisms for Public Involvement
- Demonstrates Accountability for Outcomes
The Social Determinants of Health:
every stage of life, health is determined by complex interactions between social
and economic factors, the physical environment and individual behavior. These
factors are referred to as determinants of health. They do not exist in
isolation from each other. It is the combined influence of the social
determinants of health listed below that determines health status.
- Income and Social
Social Support Networks
Education and Literacy
Employment and Working Conditions
Personal Health Practices
Healthy Child Development
of community driven efforts and service providers’ best practices requires a
matching level of understanding and action within the institutions responsible
for population health measures. As such, the City of Prince George is committed
to fulfilling the role of local government in relation to the following social
Social Development Policy Directions
1. Affordable, Accessible Housing
2. Clear Identity and Pride
- Citizens of Prince
George share a clear identity that the community can be proud of, with a strong
downtown and connection to its rivers and natural surroundings.
3. Cultural Richness
- Citizens enjoy a rich
cultural life, with more events, facilities, education and community involvement
in the arts.
4. Equity and Inclusion
- People of all
backgrounds, ethnicities and income levels can access services that help to meet
their needs and improve their quality of life.
5. Health and Wellness
6. Safe Environment
- Prince George is a community where all citizens feel safe.
- The City of Prince
George is facilitating the Communities that Care (CTC) prevention planning
program. CTC is based on two approaches to prevention science, including
promoting positive youth development and reducing risk factors which predict
youth’s future involvement in problem behaviours. Check here for further
information on Communities That
7. Supportive and Engaged Community with Strong Neighbourhoods
- Prince George is a
friendly and engaged community with strong social connections that recognizes,
celebrates, and protects neighbourhood