Strategic Plan 2023-2027

Growing with Care: Strategic Plan 2023-2027

Guiding our community into the future

The 2023-2027 Strategic Plan is designed to guide the Region of Waterloo as it grows to one million people in the coming decades. Our new Strategic Plan focuses on “Growing with Care,” supporting a long-term vision of a compassionate community that cares for all people, stewards the land for future generations and gives everyone the opportunity to live a good life.

Our plan prioritizes the Region’s work in four key areas to: address the housing and homelessness crisisgrow sustainably while adapting to a changing climate; make services and opportunities more equitable for all; and cultivate an organization that supports staff wellbeing and service to better support residents. 

You can read the full report to Regional Council here. Or click below to learn more about the priorities set out by the new 2023-2027 Strategic Plan.

What is a Strategic Plan?

The Strategic Plan is a roadmap for the community we’re working to achieve, together.  It sets the Region of Waterloo's direction, tells us where to focus and guides us as we look to the future. This plan was approved by Regional Council and built collaboratively with input from thousands of community members.

Explore our Strategic Plan

How did we get here?

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Understand our Community
Explore the 2023 Community Profile, a snapshot of our populations, household characteristics, and more.
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Understand the Strategy
Read the background report that helped create the key themes in our 2023-2027 Strategic Plan.

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