Community Based Strategic Plan

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Following months of public engagement and revisions, the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan was approved by Council at its meeting held June 15, 2020.

2020-2023 Strategic Plan


The Town is refreshing its long-term vision, and accompanying Community-based Strategic Plan (CBSP) that sets out what Council intends to focus on to achieve this vision to meet the needs of the Town's current residents, enhance public spaces, manage development and growth, and boost public access to the waterfront.

The refreshed CBSP looks out over a 20-year horizon, and once the Goals, Objectives, and Action Items are confirmed, the short, medium, and long term performance

Following months of public engagement and revisions, the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan was approved by Council at its meeting held June 15, 2020.

2020-2023 Strategic Plan


The Town is refreshing its long-term vision, and accompanying Community-based Strategic Plan (CBSP) that sets out what Council intends to focus on to achieve this vision to meet the needs of the Town's current residents, enhance public spaces, manage development and growth, and boost public access to the waterfront.

The refreshed CBSP looks out over a 20-year horizon, and once the Goals, Objectives, and Action Items are confirmed, the short, medium, and long term performance indicators will be added so Council and the public can assess progress. The CBSP will be periodically reviewed to ensure it responds to the evolving needs and priorities of our community.

In developing an effective strategic plan, Council is deeply interested in the Community's input, and wishes to be sure that it is reflective of the needs and wants of various stakeholders, including community groups, residents, Town staff and Council and in the case of Collingwood, the tourists and regional users that bring business to the Town.

The plan also must consider Collingwood's needs and situation, such as unprecedented growth, mounting asset investment needs (including water treatment expansion, roads, and information technology), judicial inquiry outcomes, and the desire to retain and attract businesses.

Collingwood's Strategic Vision
Collingwood offers residents and visitors a lifestyle of healthy activities, inclusive community connections, civic pride, arts, and culture in a beautiful setting, and is a hub of successful entrepreneurs and businesses offering rewarding jobs.

Leading-edge staff support community decisions that are responsible and sustainable, protecting and leveraging Collingwood’s core strengths: a vibrant downtown and community, a healthy natural environment attractive in all seasons, an extensive waterfront interconnected with the town, and our strong cultural heritage.

Explore the vision and the proposed refresh of the Community Based Strategic Plan:

Engagement Opportunities:
The Town of Collingwood will offer meaningful two-way communication with residents. Our accessible community will empower all to participate in discussions, engage in activities, obtain information, and provide feedback and opinions.

On Tuesday, December 10, there was a Public Open House that featured an information booth on the proposed updates to the Community Based Strategic Plan. The public had great discussions on initiatives of interest with Council and Staff. There will be another Public Engagement Session in early 2020 with the date to-be-confirmed soon.

On Thursday, January 23 there was an Open House that featured Community Based Strategic Plan Refresh information. Thank you to all who attended and shared in-person ideas and feedback.

Explore Engage Collingwood to find key information, including a timeline for next steps, links to key documents, key contact information, and an opportunity to provide comments, ideas, and feedback to Council and Staff on the refreshed Community Based Strategic Plan.

The survey is now closed. Thank you to all who provided online ideas and feedback. Stay tuned for next steps in the Community Based Strategic Plan Refresh.

Contact townhall@collingwood.ca with comments or questions you may have about the Community Based Strategic Plan.

Consultation has concluded
  • Open House on Thursday, January 23

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    21 Jan 2020
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    The community is invited to join the conversation at the public Open House and on Engage Collingwood

    The Town of Collingwood is refreshing its long-term vision, and accompanying Community-based Strategic Plan (CBSP), to confirm what Council should focus on to meet the needs of the Town’s current residents, enhance public spaces, manage development and growth, and boost public access to the waterfront.

    On Thursday, January 23 there will be an Open House in the Town Hall Council Chambers from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, where the community can learn more about the Community Based Strategic Plan Refresh and share in-person ideas and feedback.

    This Open House opportunity continues the Town of Collingwood’s efforts to offer meaningful two-way communication with residents. Our accessible community empowers all to participate in discussions, engage in activities, obtain information, and provide feedback and opinions.

    The refreshed Community Based Strategic Plan must consider Collingwood's unprecedented growth, mounting asset investment needs (including water treatment expansion, roads, and information technology), judicial inquiry outcomes, and the desire to retain and attract businesses.

    The community is encouraged to also visit Engage Collingwood to learn more about the proposed Vision, Pillars, Objectives, and Action Items for the refreshed Community Based Strategic Plan, and provide feedback online before Friday, January 24.

    Learn more about the Community Based Strategic Plan Refresh

  • Town seeks Public Input on the Community Based Strategic Plan refresh

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    19 Dec 2019
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    The community is encouraged to visit Engage Collingwood to learn more and provide feedback

    The Town of Collingwood is refreshing its long-term vision, and accompanying Community-based Strategic Plan (CBSP) to confirm what Council should focus on to meet the needs of the Town’s current residents, enhance public spaces, manage development and growth, and boost public access to the waterfront.

    Mayor Brian Saunderson comments, “In developing an effective strategic plan that looks out over a 20-year horizon, Council is deeply interested in the Community's input, and wishes to be sure that it is reflective of the needs and wants of various stakeholders, including community groups, residents, Town staff and Council, and in the case of Collingwood, the tourists and regional users that bring business to the Town.”

    The plan must also consider Collingwood's unprecedented growth, mounting asset investment needs (including water treatment expansion, roads, and information technology), judicial inquiry outcomes, and the desire to retain and attract businesses.

    Council and Staff had great conversations with the public at a Tuesday, December 10 Open House event that featured information on the CBSP refresh. The Town is also planning another Public Engagement Session for early 2020.

    The community is encouraged to visit Engage Collingwood to learn more about the proposed Vision, Pillars, Objectives, and Action Items for the refreshed Community Based Strategic Plan, and provide feedback.

    https://engage.collingwood.ca/community-based-strategic-plan