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City of Mississauga’s New Strategic Plan is Approved by Council

Apr 22, 2009

Today, Council approved a new Strategic Plan setting the vision for the City of Mississauga for the next forty years. 

“This plan was created by the people of Mississauga,” said Mayor Hazel McCallion.  “We will build a City for the 21st Century and look to our residents and businesses for continued support and participation as we move forward.”

 “Through the comprehensive community engagement process, five Strategic Pillars for Change were developed,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “These pillars form the foundation for the City’s Strategic Plan and will guide our future decision-making, business planning and budget-setting processes.”

Five Strategic Pillars for Change

Baker added that the development of the five Strategic Pillars for Change was based on the thousands of ideas collected throughout the community engagement process; the pillars are:  

Move – developing a transit-oriented city

Belong – ensuring youth, older adults and new immigrants thrive

Connect – completing our neighbourhoods

Prosper – cultivating creative and innovative businesses

Green – living green

She said that each year, the City will report back to the community our progress in achieving the Strategic Plan objectives. 

Strategic Plan Launch

Dr. David Suzuki will be the keynote speaker at the launch of the City’s Strategic Plan on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at the Living Arts Centre at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, please visit www.ourfuturemississauga.ca.

Background

In June 2007, Council initiated a public engagement campaign, called Our Future Mississauga, Be Part of the Conversation, to seek community involvement in the drafting of a new Strategic Plan. 

Our Future Mississauga was the most comprehensive public engagement in the City’s history.  Residents responded on an unprecedented scale.  In total, the consultation connected with over 100,000 people. 

Throughout the public engagement process, a diverse group of citizens, including city leaders, urban experts and the business community shared their hopes, dreams and expectations for Mississauga’s present and future.  As a result, thousands of ideas were gathered that are reflected in the City’s new Strategic Plan.

The conversation phase of the Strategic Plan development concluded in June 2008 when Council endorsed the Strategic Plan framework, including the five Strategic Pillars for Change. 

Mississauga is Canada’s sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000.  With well-established infrastructure and state of the art facilities, the City is considered to be an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens. Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse, and progressive municipality, known for its economic strength and for being Canada’s safest city.

 

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Related Links:
   www.conversation21.ca


Media Contact:
Ella Basic
Public Affairs Consultant
Phone: 905-615-3200x5818
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   ella.basic@mississauga.ca


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