Vision, Mission & Values

Vision

To be the most livable town in Canada.

Mission

We create and preserve Canada's most livable community that enhances the natural, cultural, social and economic environments. We achieve this by continuously improving programs and services that are both accessible and environmentally and fiscally sustainable.

We are highly valued and widely celebrated due to the innovative and outstanding way we satisfy the needs of our residents, businesses and employees. As a result, the process is as fulfilling as the outcome.

We ensure our staff receives the same level of respect, commitment and care that they are expected to deliver to the community.

Values

Accountability

We deliver what we promised. We are accountable for our own actions and results. We are accountable for the efficient and effective use of public funds.

Dedication

We willingly take on responsibility. We are committed to serving our community. We take initiative and we take on our share of the work.

Honesty

Each of us demonstrates personal integrity, truthfulness and honesty in how we do our job. We inspire public confidence and trust in our government.

Innovation

We pursue innovation by being creative, showing initiative and taking risks. We encourage employees to exercise judgment in meeting customer needs.

Respect

We value an open, respectful and inclusive workplace. We value the cultural and social diversity of our community. We make it possible for every resident to participate in our community, and in our government.

Teamwork

We act as a team. We demonstrate high levels of trust and cooperation. We collaborate across departments to achieve our goals. We work in partnership with our community.

Strategic Work Plan

Council unanimously approved the 2011–2014 Strategic Work Plan on July 4, 2011. The plan builds upon the success of the previous Council's 2007–2010 Strategic Plan, and sets out new actions to help achieve Council's vision for Oakville to be the most livable town in Canada.

Visit the Strategic Plan page to learn more.

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