Corporate Strategic Plan

Growing Community ... Change in the horizon in North Dumfries as factors internal and external to the Municipality will be influencing the Township over the next 10 to 15 year period. Growth and Community are two key words which indicate many different aspects of the Municipality's future will be very evident and influence the creation of the Township's first Corporate Strategic Plan. The context of a Growing Community and its relevance to the Township can be identified as follows:

  • The phrase "growing community" recognized the agricultural sector of our Township as a community where we "grow" produce and supply food;
  • The word "growing" identifies that our settlement areas and our overall Township will see a growth in population by 6,000 new residents and 2,300 new employment positions by the year 2029;
  • Heritage... North Dumfries has grown from a number of small rural communities settled along historic waterways and stage coach lines;
  • The word "growing" is proactive and realizes that as a Municipality we are striving to create a sense of community throughout our Township with partnerships, outreach and engagement, inclusion and diversity.
  • North Dumfries' small tight knit Staff and Government are a "community";
  • Service and program enhancement as "growth" will be required by Staff and the Township so that we can be efficient and resourceful in responding to the pressures associated with residential and non-residential development;
  • As a large aggregate producing area the Township will be responsible for helping other communities to grow throughout our Province.

Understanding the Township, and, looking forward to establish a framework or lens in which to guide and shape the decision making process to ensure that Council's and the Community's plans can be realized s a key objective in the creation of this Corporate Strategic Plan. This document, to some extent, is a rubric through which Council and Staff can focus the creation of Goals, Objectives and Plans. Key to the process will be a series of questions that need to be answered:

  1. Does this event/project work to grow the community/
  2. How do we express and advance the needs of our community?
  3. Is there a Heritage value in the emerging built form of the community?
  4. Can we grow in population while still maintaining that small town sense of community?
  5. How do we leverage and promote our rural environment?
  6. How do we capitalize upon our prime location in Southwestern Ontario and the Highway 401 corridor?

 To see the Corporate Startegic Plan adopted by Council on November 2, 2015, please click here.

If you would like a hard copy of the plan please email us.