Burlington, Our Future Strategic Plan 2011-2014

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2011 - 2014 Strategic Plan Approved

Using the feedback from the involvement opportunities this spring, city council has worked to develop a strategic plan, called Burlington, Our Future.  Burlington, Our Future lays out a vision for the City of Burlington and priorities for city council to work on through to 2014 and beyond. 

The 2011-2014 Strategic Plan was approved at City Council on November 7, 2011. 

The Process: Burlington, Our Future

A recognized best practice for municipal councils is the development of a strategic plan at the start of a new term of council. Strategic plans determine where a city will be going over the next year and into the future, how they will get there and how they will know if they were successful. The process involves a review of the city’s vision, mission and values and the setting of priorities and goals.

Stage 1

(Jan – Feb 2011)

Project Initiation

Development of the strategic planning process and timelines

Stage 2

(March – April)

Background and data gathering

Gather information from the community to assist in the development of the mission, vision and values, and set priorities and goals

Stage 3

(May - August)

Develop mission, vision and values and strategic directions, objectives and initiatives

Council to confirm the mission, vision and values and strategic directions, objectives, and initiatives.

Stage 4

(August - October)

Draft Plan

Draft the plan, provide public involvement opportunities in order to obtain feedback on the draft

Stage 5


Plan Approval

The strategic plan will go to Committee and Council for approval.

Stage 6


Implementation and Reporting 

The initiatives in the 2011-2014 strategic plan will be implemented and progress on implementation will be reported on quarterly.

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Where are we now? 

Stage 6 - Implementation and Reporting


Opportunities to have your say


What You've Told Us

Supporting documents and reference materials

Contact Us

City Hall
905-335-7600 ext. 7378