Planning for the Future
Credit Valley Conservation’s current strategic plan, Our Future Taking Shape, is built upon the foundation of Our Future to Shape (2015-2019) and has provided direction for the organization from 2020 to 2022. As the term for this guiding document comes to an end, and we reflect on all we have accomplished with the support of our watershed community and municipal partners, we are now developing a new strategic plan to chart our course moving forward.
What is a Strategic Plan?
CVC’s strategic plan is a roadmap that determines where we are, where we need to go, and maps out how we are going to get there. It’s our guidance document that outlines our mission and vision and provides big-picture goals, as well as the ways to achieve them. It allows us to plan proactively with a long-term view. A long-term view gives us greater certainty in planning and setting our year-to-year priorities and deliverables and defines the bar that we are trying to meet and exceed through program delivery.
Our new strategic plan will look ahead to 2051. It will allow us to dream big and craft a new vision for the future that is bold and inspiring. This strategic plan will guide our work from 2023 to 2027, keeping our long-term vision in mind.
Where Are We Now?
As we develop our new strategic plan, we are engaging our Credit River Watershed community which includes our municipal partners, Board of Directors, local non-governmental organizations, Indigenous partners, staff, and residents in and visitors to the watershed.
We’re also considering trends that will shape the watershed over the next 30 years so we can proactively address the challenges and opportunities of the future. Trends include:
- Population growth
- Changing landscapes
- Climate change
- Digital lifestyles
We Want Your Input
As we develop the plan, we want your input. Help us identify what areas of our work are most important to you and what we should focus on to proactively address the opportunities and challenges of the future.
The input we receive will inform the final version of the 2023-2027 Strategic Plan, which will be presented to CVC’s Board of Directors for endorsement in November 2023.
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Learn more about our strategic plan.