Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

In 2018 the City began the work to build a new strategic plan. The plan launched in 2015 was set to expire and a new plan that would better align with the City’s budget process was required.

As work on a new strategic plan began, there were several considerations:

  • The City has several other plans and strategies, some of which are dated, some of which are new and some of which are evolving, including a new economic development plan. The City needed a new strategic plan that could set out higher-level directions and goals but would be nimble enough that it could incorporate activities from these other plans, all driving towards a common vision.
  • The new plan needed to be a living document. Therefore, the City considered how best to align it to the three-year budget cycle ensuring the initiatives undertaken each year had the necessary resources to make them happen; tying the annual strategic initiatives that advance the plan into daily work and building that in to ongoing accountability.

Our City Our Future was built following a year-long process which considered input from the public, staff and Council (a What We Heard document outlines results from the public engagement).  As the City’s overarching strategy document, the plan provides direction for the City for the ten year period 2019-2029. The plan was publicly released on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at a meeting of the Committee of the Whole. Council voted to adopt the strategic plan on March 25, 2019 at the regular Council meeting. The plan was reviewed and updated in late 2021.

The City's 2015-2018 strategic plan is also available online.