Vibrant Communities are created when residents and decision makers recognize well-being is a reflection of society’s commitment to equity and justice and work toward a shared vision which includes:

We the undersigned, acknowledge that well-being is determined by economic, environmental, social and cultural factors within a community. Achieving this vision of Vibrant Communities will require non-government organizations, the private sector, government and community members to work together, based on the guiding principles outlined in Vibrant Communities – A Plan for Action:

  • Collaboration
    Work together, within and across sectors, building on existing success and avoiding duplication
  • Community Involvement
    Be continually informed by and responsive to community voices
  • Informed Decisions
    Base decisions on consultation, best available evidence and promising innovation
  • Fairness
    Ensure equity through a commitment to social justice
  • Inclusion
    Embrace and respect diversity within communities