Oshawa Strategic Plan, 2020-2023

Oshawa City Council has endorsed in principle an update to the City’s strategic plan and is looking for community input.

The Oshawa Strategic Plan (O.S.P.) serves as the City's highest-level policy document and guides the work of the City, its decisions and the development of our community. On November 5, 2019, City Council endorsed in principle an updated version of the 2015-2019 O.S.P. The updates reflect initiatives and goals introduced in Council’s term to date and the removal of items that have been accomplished.

The five strategic goals that City Council endorsed for the 2020-2023 O.S.P. are:

  1. Economic Prosperity and Financial Stewardship
  2. Accountable Leadership
  3. Social Equity
  4. Cultural Vitality
  5. Environmental Responsibility

Each strategic goal is broken down by themes, which are further supported by individual strategies.

Have your say

Oshawa residents, business / property owners and other stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the strategies endorsed in principle by Council for the updated 2020-2023 O.S.P. A copy of the updated strategies and opportunities for feedback can be found:

  • here on Connect Oshawa;
  • on paper at Service Oshawa (50 Centre St. S.); or,
  • in-person at the Oshawa Strategic Plan Open House, taking place on Thursday, December 5 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Recreation Complex (99 Thornton Rd. S.) in the Bobby Orr Room.

Feedback will be received until 12:00 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2020 and considered in updates made to the document. Proposed content for the final O.S.P. will be presented to City Council for approval in early 2020.

The updated O.S.P. will guide the work of the City for the remainder of the existing Council term, with a slight overlap into the next term to guide until new priorities are set by the incoming Council.

To learn more about the O.S.P., visit the Strategic Planning webpage.

Oshawa City Council has endorsed in principle an update to the City’s strategic plan and is looking for community input.

The Oshawa Strategic Plan (O.S.P.) serves as the City's highest-level policy document and guides the work of the City, its decisions and the development of our community. On November 5, 2019, City Council endorsed in principle an updated version of the 2015-2019 O.S.P. The updates reflect initiatives and goals introduced in Council’s term to date and the removal of items that have been accomplished.

The five strategic goals that City Council endorsed for the 2020-2023 O.S.P. are:

  1. Economic Prosperity and Financial Stewardship
  2. Accountable Leadership
  3. Social Equity
  4. Cultural Vitality
  5. Environmental Responsibility

Each strategic goal is broken down by themes, which are further supported by individual strategies.

Have your say

Oshawa residents, business / property owners and other stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the strategies endorsed in principle by Council for the updated 2020-2023 O.S.P. A copy of the updated strategies and opportunities for feedback can be found:

  • here on Connect Oshawa;
  • on paper at Service Oshawa (50 Centre St. S.); or,
  • in-person at the Oshawa Strategic Plan Open House, taking place on Thursday, December 5 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Recreation Complex (99 Thornton Rd. S.) in the Bobby Orr Room.

Feedback will be received until 12:00 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2020 and considered in updates made to the document. Proposed content for the final O.S.P. will be presented to City Council for approval in early 2020.

The updated O.S.P. will guide the work of the City for the remainder of the existing Council term, with a slight overlap into the next term to guide until new priorities are set by the incoming Council.

To learn more about the O.S.P., visit the Strategic Planning webpage.

Have a question regarding the 2020-2023 Oshawa Strategic Plan? Ask us here! We'll do our best to get back to you within two business days.

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  • What is the purpose of the Oshawa Strategic Plan?

    18 days ago

    Strategic planning is important to municipalities to clarify and align future direction, establish priorities, focus resources (e.g., human and fiscal), strengthen operations and ultimately improve operational performance. 

    The Oshawa Strategic Plan serves as the City’s highest level policy document. It is guided by the two principles of sustainability and financial stewardship.

    The Plan guides the work of the City, our decisions and the development of our community. 

  • How often is the Oshawa Strategic Plan updated?

    18 days ago

    The City of Oshawa has a long committed history with strategic planning, beginning with the City’s first Strategic Plan in 2005, Creating Our Tomorrow. 

    In 2012, the second Strategic Plan, Creating Our Sustainable Tomorrow, was established. 

    In 2015, City Council approved the third plan, Our Focus, Our Future. This was a refresh of the 2012 Plan.

    In 2019, City Council decided to establish the 2020-2023 Oshawa Strategic Plan through an update to the current 2015-2019 Oshawa Strategic Plan.

  • How is the Oshawa Strategic Plan structured?

    18 days ago

    The Plan identifies five strategic goals for the Corporation for the period as follows:

    1. Economic Prosperity and Financial Stewardship 
    2. Accountable Leadership 
    3. Social Equity
    4. Cultural Vitality
    5. Environmental Responsibility

    Each of the strategic goals are broken down further by themes and individual strategies for each theme.

    City Council has endorsed in principle several updates to these strategies for the updated 2020-2023 Oshawa Strategic Plan.

  • What is the name of the 2020-2023 Oshawa Strategic Plan?

    18 days ago

    The 2020-2023 Oshawa Strategic Plan will be titled Our Plan for Success.

  • How does the Oshawa Strategic Plan get implemented?

    18 days ago

    The Plan is implemented through the annual Department Business Plans as approved by Council, by staff’s day-to-day work as well as all reports to Committee and Council reference the relationship to the Oshawa Strategic Plan. In addition, City staff, working collaboratively with stakeholders and Council, have advanced numerous initiatives.