2023 - 2026 Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan declares what Council is trying to achieve, and invites residents, businesses and community organizations to get on board and help Council to achieve its objectives. It makes transparent not only what services and assets are desirable but also the financial obstacles to potentially expanding services and infrastructure. As each new term of Council begins, Council and staff review the key priorities and initiatives that will guide the Township's work plan for the coming four years.

Council approved the 2023 - 2026 Strategic Plan, a comprehensive plan for this term of Council and beyond. It was a collaborative approach with Council and staff, that involved numerous stakeholder sessions, surveys, and Council workshops. The Council approved goals are:

Goal One: Create the Conditions for Economic Prosperity
  • Make our downtowns vibrant
  • Support agriculture and agri-food businesses
  • Ensure people working in our community can afford to live here
  • Welcome and accommodate tourism/tourists
Goal Two: Improve the Activity, Health and Wellness of our Community
  • Encourage arts and culture
  • Create an inclusive and accessible community
  • Develop a safe and active transportation network
  • Collaborate for recruitment and retention of Health Care professionals
  • Foster youth safety and voice
  • Provide excellent recreational facilities and programs
  • Encourage and appreciate volunteerism
Goal Three: Managing Growth while Enhancing the Community's Unique Character
  • Become a model community for housing variety
  • Design a liveable community for the future
Goal Four: Championing Environmental Stewardship
  • Proactive climate change strategies
  • Protect our farmland
  • Protect our natural features
  • Protect and enhance rural and urban forests
Goal Five: Provide Innovative and Sustainable Governance
  • Generate sustainable revenue for our future needs
  • Provide sustainable infrastructure for our community
  • Become an employer of choice
  • Provide innovative and efficient service delivery

Along with the approved Strategic Goals, Council has set a new vision and mission for the Township of Centre Wellington with four core values.

The community to experience life along the Grand River.
We are an active, caring, innovative, safe and connected community.




Equity, Diversity & Inclusion


The Township of Centre Wellington would like to sincerely thank the hundreds of members of our community who contributed to the creation of this Strategic Plan by attending the two Community Open Houses and by completing the Strategic Plan survey on ConnectCW.ca. We also appreciate the ideas and suggestions from the students at both Centre Wellington District and Emmanuel Christian High Schools.

Your valuable input during the Spring of 2023 formed the foundation upon which Council and Senior Staff built this Strategic Plan. Our community benefits greatly from you sharing your time, your opinions, and your thoughts.

You can view the Township's 2023 - 2026 Strategic Plan Overview here.

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