Strategic plans & policies
The City of Winnipeg undertakes a host of strategic planning activities and has adopted a number of different strategic plans and policies.
- OurWinnipeg 2045 Development Plan
- Complete Communities Direction Strategy 2.0
- Land Development Policies & Guidelines
- Local Area Plans
- Residential Development Guidelines for Mature Communities
- Strategic Priorities Action Plan
- Social Procurement Framework
- Social Procurement Action Plan
- City Asset Management Plan
- City of Winnipeg Infrastructure Plan 2020
- City of Winnipeg State of Infrastructure Report 2018
- Strategic Facilities Master Plan Under development
Living in Winnipeg
- City of Winnipeg Accessibility Plan
- Age Friendly Winnipeg Action Plan
- Homelessness Partnering Strategy
- Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak (Indigenous Youth Strategy)
- Mayor’s Task Force on Heritage, Culture, & Arts
- Newcomer Welcome & Inclusion Policy
- Poverty Reduction Strategy
- Universal Design Policy
- Welcoming Winnipeg
- Winnipeg Public Library Strategic Plan Under development
Recreation & parks
Special Operating Agency annual business plans
Streets & transportation
Why are strategic plans developed?
City of Winnipeg strategic plans originate differently.
Many of the strategic plans currently in place are undertaken at the direction of Council. Examples include the Pedestrian & Cycling Strategies and Action Plan and the Climate Action Plan.
Some strategic plans are a legal requirement the Province of Manitoba has of the City of Winnipeg. An example of this is OurWinnipeg 2045 (Draft).
Other strategic plans are required under provincial regulations. The Biosolids Master Plan as well as the Combined Sewer Overflow Master Plan are examples.
The Winnipeg Police Service Strategic Plan 2020-2045 is governed and overseen by the Winnipeg Police Board.
What is the purpose of a strategic plan?
Strategic plans in the city serve different, but equally important purposes. Generally, strategic plans are used to:
- Set policy & direction
- Prioritize & align resource allocation
- Educate & inform
Set policy & direction
Strategic plans help support policy development and set direction for a department or the City. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Master Plan, for example, outlines key directions and policies necessary to meet service requirements today and into the future.
Prioritize & align resource allocation
Resource allocation and prioritization are undertaken through the City of Winnipeg budget process. The Multi-year budget: 2022 update represents the City of Winnipeg’s four-year plan for revenue, expenditures, and capital investment. The budget reflects and represents Council’s priorities, and its revenue and expenditure policies. It outlines how financial resources such as property tax, business tax, and government grants will be allocated.
Educate & inform
Departmental strategic plans (Corporate Finance Strategic Plan) as well as issue-specific strategic plans (Poverty Reduction Strategy) educate and inform residents and city employees about a department’s goals, objectives, priorities, regulatory environment, risks, and operating environment.
It is through a greater understanding of a service or issue that better decisions can be made.