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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

Thanks to everyone who participated in our strategic planning process.

We received stakeholder input through five engagement activities facilitated by Environics Research:

  1. Telephone survey
  2. Community open house sessions
  3. Written submissions
  4. Focus groups with residents and community groups
  5. Interviews with Council and staff 

The 2019 to 2022 Strategic Plan was adopted by Council on November 27, 2019.

Workshop on the 2019-2020 Council Strategic Plan - February 2nd 2020 - Agenda

Strategic Plan Update - September 2nd 2020 - Agenda

Strategic Plan Update - September 2nd 2020 - Minutes

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)