Share your thoughts and ideas with the Region of Waterloo at the "Strat Chat' online discussion forum. Help set the Region's priorities for 2015-2018.
Changing Community Demographics: The changes that affect us all!
Community conversation with Doug Norris (Chief Demographer at Environics Analytics) and Mike Murray (Chief Administrative Officer from the Region of Waterloo) on the changing community demographics for Waterloo Region and the impacts on policies, programs and services. Participants also shared their thoughts and ideas to help shape the Region's 2015-2018 Strategic Plan.
Presentations from the forum:
Doug Norris (Chief Demographer at Environics Analytics) - the shifts in our community's population and the potential implications for policies, programs and services.
Mike Murray (Chief Administrative Officer with the Region of Waterloo)
Information gathered from the public will be used in setting priorities for the Region's 2015-2018 Strategic Plan. In addition, the public input will help inform the Region's ongoing Service Review. The goal of the Service Review is to ensure the Region's services provide the best value to the community. The review will look at whether there are ways to provide our current programs and services more efficiently and effectively and/or whether we should consider adjusting the level of service we provide in some areas to better reflect changing circumstances in our community.
Starting in late January 2015, public input will be gathered through a variety of methods including:
Public opportunities for these important conversations will take place from January 2015 - June 2015.
If you are interested in taking part in the on-line discussion forum
you can register and contribute at http://stratchat.regionofwaterloo.ca/
The Region will be hosting a series of focus groups starting in March. The next round of focus groups will be scheduled in April.
This document provides background information for the 2015-2018 Strategic planning process. This document will change as the community consultation for the strategic planning process evolves. For information on what programs and services the provides, watch this engaging video.
Questions or comments can be directed to Lorie Fioze at:
Lorie Fioze, Manager of Strategic Planning
150 Frederick St.
Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3
Phone: (519) 575-4758
Fax: (519) 575-4440