Kitchener – Share your ideas on how to build an innovative, caring and vibrant city at one of our Your Kitchener Your Say drop-in workshops to help shape the city’s 2019-2022 strategic plan.

Every four years the city revisits its strategic plan with assistance from Compass Kitchener, a committee of citizens, to determine if priorities in the plan are still important to residents and to identify any emerging themes. The current 2015-2018 strategic plan  priorities are open government, strong and resilient economy, safe and thriving neighbourhoods, sustainable environment and infrastructure, and effective and efficient city services.

“We’ve already completed our first phase of consultation with a statistically representative Environics survey which found that residents want us to continue what we’re doing and placed a strong emphasis on the environment, transit and infrastructure,” says Karen Cooper, manager of strategic and business planning, City of Kitchener. “We’ll be diving deeper into some of the results during these workshops. It’s a great opportunity for residents to meet their neighbours, enjoy some food and work collaboratively to help shape our city.”

There are four drop-in workshops open to the public taking place at the following centres:

Tuesday, June 19, anytime between 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Chandler Mowat Community Centre
Wednesday, June 20, anytime between 5 - 7 p.m. at Stanley Park Community Centre
Tuesday, June 26, anytime between 5 - 7 p.m. at Victoria Hills Community Centre
Thursday, June 28, anytime between 5-  7 p.m. at Downtown Community Centre

Topics include: environment, economic development, social inclusion, transportation/infrastructure, taxation and communication

“Through the Environics survey, we heard that social inclusivity is important,” states Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, City of Kitchener. “It’s something I’ve been hearing more when talking with residents and we’re interested in exploring this topic. I encourage residents to come out and provide feedback to help us work towards building a vibrant and prosperous city with good neighbourhoods where people can work and enjoy time with their family and friends.”




For more information:
Erin Power
Communications and marketing associate,
City of Kitchener
519-741-2200 ext. 7547