Goal: Foster community safety, health, and resiliency

Throughout Council’s strategic planning process, community well-being was top of mind. This theme of well-being took many forms. Besides health and safety, it meant considering the value of our natural assets and balancing access to tourist attractions with local impacts, for example. It also includes the need to increase the resiliency of the District’s populated areas to respond to shocks and natural disasters.

Our priority areas and supporting objectives

Encouraging community well-being spans District departments and partner agencies. Efforts range from developing a North Shore resilience strategy to improving demand management at our busiest attractions, to investing in new community facilities in our Lynn Creek and Lions Gate town centres.

Priority: Provide welcoming community spaces and services

Supporting objectives Lead 2019 2020 2021 2020
Enhance the library digital experience through digital creation and skill-building Library Services Ongoing
Increase community understanding of Indigenous and inter-cultural perspectives through library programming Library Services Ongoing
Support delivery of the new Museum facility and enhance the distributed exhibition program Museum and Archives Ongoing
Create welcoming library spaces for all Library Services Ongoing
Adapt library services to changing needs Library Services Ongoing

Priority: Address community facility, recreation and cultural needs

Supporting objectives Lead 2019 2020 2021 2022
Complete and open the Lions Gate Community Recreation Centre (CRC)  Recreation and Culture      
Finalize planning and design for the Lynn Creek CRC Recreation and Culture      
Commence planning for other recreation facility replacements Recreation and Culture      
Complete the Strategic Facility Plan to align major building projects with the Asset Management Plan and changing needs Engineering, Parks, and Facilities      
Build on the 2018 Recreation and Culture needs assessment to respond to priority needs Recreation and Culture Ongoing

Priority: Explore opportunities for reconciliation

Supporting objectives Lead 2019 2020 2021 2022
Enhance relationships and explore reconciliation opportunities with the Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Nations Corporate Services Ongoing
Update existing Service Agreements Corporate Services Ongoing
Update the existing Cooperation Protocol Agreement Corporate Services    
Negotiate a service agreement for the Tsleil-Waututh’s proposed Addition to Reserve lands Corporate Services Ongoing
Implement reconciliation measures through Museum and Archives programming and perspectives Museum and Archives Ongoing

Priority: Focus on OCP objectives related to social well-being

Supporting objectives Lead 2019 2020 2021 2022
Complete a Childcare Strategy and Action Plan Planning, Properties, and Permits      
Complete a Heritage Strategy and make necessary changes to bylaws and policies Planning, Properties, and Permits      
Foster inclusion and well-being through museum programming Museum and Archives Ongoing

Priority: Manage outdoor recreation with an integrated approach

Supporting objectives Lead 2019 2020 2021 2022
Actively manage demand and access to District parks and tourist attractions Engineering, Parks,and Facilities      
Work with the Province, Metro Vancouver, CMHC, and the biking and hiking communities to develop a trail plan for Seymour Area Engineering, Parks,and Facilities      
Construct new artificial turf fields at Inter River and Argyle Engineering, Parks,and Facilities      
With stakeholders, identify options to meet demand for fields and other related facilities Engineering, Parks,and Facilities      

Priority: Promote the conditions for a safe and resilient community through planning and protection programs

Supporting objectives Lead 2019 2020 2021 2022
Complete the Maplewood Fire Rescue Centre and reallocate resources currently deployed at Halls 1, 2 and the Training Centre Fire and Rescue Services Ongoing
Continue to enhance Fire Service Interoperability and Collaboration with partners Fire and Rescue Services Ongoing
Increase effectiveness of the resource deployment model Fire and Rescue Services      
Expand public education and community engagement Fire and Rescue Services Ongoing
Heighten police visibility and presence in the community Police Services Ongoing
Improve public safety through targeted and strategic crime reduction Police Services Ongoing
Demonstrate accountability through effective engagement with the Police Committee, the District and City Councils and the community Police Services Ongoing
Optimize use of police services resources Police Services Ongoing
Complete the Operational Readiness Plan to better respond to disasters North Shore Emergency Management      
Integrate digital media into the NSEM emergency preparedness program North Shore Emergency Management      

COVID IMPACT: The Corporate Plan was composed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent and ongoing impacts on the organization and our community. While we continue to strive to achieve the goals and objectives stated throughout, we also understand that adjustments are probable given the changing circumstances in which we publish this plan.