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Strategic Plan

Strategic planning is one of the most important tools that a municipality can use to bring together residents, members of Council, and municipal staff in the development of a common vision, direction, and goals for a community. It can also function as an accounting mechanism, allowing management and the public to evaluate progress and ensure that the municipality is moving in the right direction.

2019 to 2022 Strategic Plan

Tay Township is creating a new Strategic Plan for 2019 to 2022. The plan will identify municipal priorities that meet Council and community goals and objectives.

This summer, we received public input on our Strategic Plan through five engagement activities facilitated by Environics Research:

  1. Community Sessions: We held community open house sessions on July 31 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oakwood Community Centre and August 15 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Port McNicoll Community Centre. Participants engaged in a variety of conversations and activities.
  2. Telephone Survey: We called 300 residents in July to gather their feedback.
  3. Focus Groups: In June, we held two focus groups with residents and community groups and organizations to listen to their ideas for the future of Tay.
  4. Interviews: Members of Council and municipal staff provided their input during interviews with Environics Research.
  5. Written Submissions: We also invited written submissions.

Thank you to everyone who participated! Your feedback is currently being reviewed by Environics Research. The draft Strategic Plan will be presented at our Regular Council meeting on October 23 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber.

2015 to 2018 Strategic Plan

2015-2018 Strategic Plan Report
2015-2018 Strategic Plan Presentation


Based on input from residents, community stakeholders, members of Council, and municipal staff, a comprehensive vision was created for the community:

Tay Township is a strong, cohesive rural community. We celebrate and promote our unique history, natural heritage, and recreational amenities as the cornerstone to our quality of life. Our unique villages and towns support a host of events, services and businesses that contribute to growing the local economy and create a unique destination experience for residents and visitors to the community.


A mission statement captures the reason that Tay Township exists and guides the actions of the Municipality. The following mission statement reflects the input received from Township staff and Council:

Tay Township is committed to delivering responsive and cost effective municipal services and infrastructure that provide for the long-term economic, social and environmental well-being of our residents and community.

Key Principles

The Strategic Plan is premised on conducting municipal business based on key principles that reflect the expectations and aspirations of the community at large:

  1. Operational performance excellence
  2. Build a strong and collaborative community
  3. Provide value for money spent
  4. Effective planning and development
  5. Grow our local economy

Action Plan

The development and implementation of a corporate strategic plan creates significant benefits for Tay Township. It identifies key steps that build on the input and insight received during the extensive background review and the community engagement process. The plan helps to improve coordination between departments and staff involved in the implementation effort. In addition, the plan contributes to consensus building across the community. Through a commitment to achieve the outlined goals, Tay will make visible progress in a number of areas that impact the long-term sustainability of the Township.

Action Plan (updated August 2018)