During the 2023 – 2026 strategic planning process, the city is engaging the community like never before.
In addition to the Environics telephone survey of 1,006 residents, we did broader and deeper listening with residents. Some of the activities we used were:
Built a dedicated Engage page – 3800 visits and counting
Drew 541 ideas board contributions
Deployed a team to conduct more than 100 on-the-street interviews
Received 35 artistic contributions to the 20-year vision
Conducted four neighbourhood focus groups where 617 ideas were shared
Residents told us more about their priorities, and we heard them. The top 10 things they would like to see Kitchener take action on are:
Add more trees and green spaces
Ensure diverse housing options for all
Be proactive in support of a healthy community
Prioritize equity, diversity and inclusion
Create opportunities that promote belonging
Engage more residents and stakeholders
Take action on climate change and sustainability
Invest in technology and business
Continue infrastructure upgrades
More active and public transportation
We are currently meeting with our Resident Panel, Compass Kitchener and City staff to create a draft strategic plan. When it is completed, we will share it with residents for their feedback. Subscribe to this page to ensure you get updates, and to learn how to provide your feedback!
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