Council endorses new Strategic Plan direction

Friday, May 19, 2023

Draft Strategic Plan with actions will be presented to Council June 19, 2023

On May 17, 2023, Town Council endorsed the key elements of a new Strategic Plan being developed to guide Council’s decision making over the next four years, and what the community envisions for its future. The key elements include:

  • the town’s new long-term vision: a vibrant and livable community for all;
  • mission: serving the community in a responsible, inclusive way, dedicated to building economic, social, and environmental sustainability;
  • guiding principles: leadership, inclusivity, excellence, sustainability, quality of life, fiscal responsibility;
  • strategic priorities: growth management, community belonging, environmental sustainability and accountable government; and
  • objectives under each strategic priority.

The community can share their thoughts on the key elements and what they envision for Oakville by emailing Sarah Lewis from Deloitte at Review the staff report from the Council meeting on May 17, 2023, along with a summary of community feedback based on engagement opportunities (including phone and online surveys, open house events in each ward, and consultation with community groups) offered during March and April and an analysis of research compiled through a global scan of municipal trends and a community profile.

Comments received will help inform the full draft of the Council Strategic Plan and 2023-2026 Business Plan, which will include specific actions and initiatives under the endorsed strategic priorities and objectives. This draft will be presented to Council on June 19 and will be open for public comment until the end of June. The final plan will be presented for Council’s approval on July 11, 2023.

Visit the Strategic Plan page for more details and updates.


“Thanks to our engaged community and their input, Council is making significant progress on developing Oakville’s long-term vision. We are also closing in on what actions Council and town staff will focus on this term that will advance our vibrant community and help set a path for success for generations to come.”

– Mayor Rob Burton

“Thanks to those in our community who came forward to share their thoughts, insights and hopes for what they envision for Oakville’s future. Your contributions have shaped the key elements of the strategic plan and will help inform the upcoming draft Council Strategic Plan and 2023-2026 Business Plan. We continue to encourage residents to share their comments so the plan can reflect what matters most to our community from now into the future.”

– CAO Jane Clohecy 


  • The Council Strategic Plan sets the direction for the Oakville community while the Business Plan helps identify the priorities for Council’s four-year term of office.
  • The development of Council’s Strategic Plan and 2023-2026 Business Plan includes input from town staff and leadership, community partners and residents to understand the wants and needs of our community, while intentionally seeking out diverse perspectives.    
  • Deloitte Canada has been assisting the town in this work for its expertise in visioning, strategic planning, public sector market research, continuous improvement and innovation, and engagement.