Social Sustainability Strategy

The Township is preparing a Strategy to ensure that current and future generations can enjoy the best possible quality of life. Exploring issues like housing, local food security, health and wellness, and lifelong learning, this Strategy will provide the groundwork for action on social issues over the next decade.   

Join us in preparing this Strategy and help create a community where everyone can thrive.

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Thank you to everyone that provided their input during this most recent phase of the project. Together with other research, this input will help us draft the Strategy, which we will present back to the community for feedback. All of the input that was received will also be summarized in a report, which we hope to have complete and available to the public in the near future. 

Project Overview

The Social Sustainability Strategy is intended to help guide the Township’s decisions and resource allocations on social issues over the next ten years. The Strategy will:

  • Identify the Township’s goals and priorities related to social issues;
  • Provide appropriate strategies and actions to work towards those goals; and
  • Clarify the Township’s roles and responsibilities on social issues.

The Township can play a key role in improving the quality of life of its residents, but its jurisdiction and funding for the delivery of social services is limited. As a result, our success in addressing social issues will depend on collaboration with community organizations and other levels of government.   

The social issues that may be explored as part of the project include:

  • children, youth, and family issues
  • age-friendly / seniors issues
  • housing (including homelessness)
  • economic security / poverty reduction
  • food security
  • health and wellness (including mental health and substance abuse)
  • community engagement and involvement
  • social interaction and community building
  • arts, culture, and entertainment
  • public safety
  • lifelong learning
  • accessibility, diversity, and inclusion

For more information about the process, please see Report to Council 17-112 


Get Involved and Stay Connected

The preparation of the Social Sustainability Strategy will include multiple opportunities for local residents and stakeholders to provide their input and contributions. To receive updates on the Social Sustainability Strategy, including opportunities for public and stakeholder input, please sign-up for My Notifications and select Social Sustainability.

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