Strategy Areas

Buildings and Sites Strategy

The Building and Sites strategy addresses how the physical characteristics of buildings and sites keep the community inclusive, affordable, livable and sustainable. It includes residential dwellings, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings as well as their surrounding natural landscape, manicured landscape and paved areas. It deals with infrastructure, materials and practices related directly to the building or site, but generally excludes community infrastructure such as roads, energy systems, water and sewer lines.

Community and Individual Health Strategy

The Community and Individual Health Strategy is concerned with meeting residents’ physical, mental, emotional, spiritual health through services, infrastructure, interactions, relationships and a strong community fabric. It also includes community safety. From an individual perspective it addresses access to local and regional care services and health promotion, and to lesser extent, health enablers of such as recreation.

Economy and Work Strategy

The Economic and Work Strategy focuses on bringing in sufficient dollars into the community and optimizing the impact of dollars within in order to help support local services and attractive livelihoods. It also addresses opportunities for meaningful work, sustainable businesses and creating a positive climate for local businesses.

Education, Arts, Culture and Recreation Strategy

The Education, Arts, Culture and Recreation Strategy addresses arts, culture, recreation, and education-related participation or observation activities and the supporting built and natural infrastructure, resources, and delivery agents. It also addresses conditions required to make it accessible and inclusive with a low environmental impact.

Energy Strategy

The Energy Strategy is concerned with meeting energy needs in an affordable, reliable and sustainable way. It focuses on provincial, regional and small district energy generation and delivery systems and management practices related to the municipality’s operations and community as a whole. The energy demand from transportation, buildings and land use patterns is primarily covered by those respective strategies.

Food Strategy

The Food Strategy addresses how the community supports an affordable and reliable food system that nourishes resident’s appetite, celebrations and culture. The strategy maintains the integrity of the land and people providing the food while moving toward a more sustainable system. It deals with food systems from farm to fork to disposal.

Land Use and Natural Areas Strategy

The Land Use and Natural Areas Strategy seeks to manage development in a way that maintains livability, natural areas, and economic development. The strategy addresses the locations, patterns and types of all physical development as well as the amount and timing of these developments. It also addresses how the community will protect, and attempt to restore ecosystem integrity and biodiversity throughout the area and region.

Transportation and Mobility Strategy

The Transportation and Mobility Strategy is concerned with the movement of residents and materials to, from and within a community in a more efficient and sustainable manner that is consistent with the community’s nature. It includes all modes of local and regional transportation and focuses on vehicles, roads, trails, lighting, mass transit and supportive technologies.

Water and Waste Systems Strategy

The Water and Waste Systems Strategy is concerned with the supply of high quality water and materials for appropriate uses while minimizing environmental impacts. It focuses on the entire water and material system, including appropriate sourcing, delivery, use and end of life systems, and addresses both physical infrastructure and management practices. The scope of this strategy also extends to flood control.