We’re developing a culture plan to ensure arts and culture is a top priority in our strategic plan and vision. We recently participated in the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative and used this training opportunity to develop several initiatives to support arts and culture in Kitchener.

On this page:

  1. About the plan
  2. About the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative
  3. Tell us what you think

About the plan

We’re developing a new culture plan that is aligned with our 2019-2022 Strategic Plan and the Make It Kitchener 2.0 strategy focused on building a vibrant economy and city. This plan will set out a vision for arts and culture in the community and identify ways to achieve this vision. The goal of the arts and culture plan is to support a variety of exciting, engaging and meaningful experiences for residents and visitors to enjoy as well as the resources needed for artists, creators and organizations to deliver these experiences.

About the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative

The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative is a collaboration between Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School and Bloomberg Philanthropies, to equip mayors and senior city officials to tackle complex challenges in their cities and improve the quality of life of their citizens. The Initiative has conducted research and developed new curricula and teaching tools. 

We were one of 10 cities selected for the program. As part of the program we’re focusing on team building and cross-sector collaboration to tackle persistent challenges for the cultural sector, such as affordable space, equity and funding.

Tell us what you think

We, along with the Region of Waterloo and the cities of Cambridge and Waterloo, want to hear from you! Through this engagement, we want to better understand the strengths of our local arts and culture sector, as well as where we can improve.

Share your feedback by:

  • posting your ideas
  • sharing your story
  • joining an online discussion

Your feedback is anonymous and will help us find common concerns, topics, ideas, opportunities and challenges related to the arts and culture sector in our community.

This engagement is open until Monday, June 12.

Learn more and get involved