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 Citys Strategic Plan and
will guide our future decision-making, business planning and budget-setting
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 Citys 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.
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 Citys
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 Mississaugas present and future. As a result, thousands of ideas were gathered
that are reflected in the Citys 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
Mississauga is Canadas 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 Canadas safest
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