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Strategic Plan 2015-2018


Parry Sound has drafted a draft Strategic Plan and presented it to Council on October 6, 2015

For the past several months, Council has been obtaining, reviewing and consolidating public feeback through the Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Sub-Committee consisting of Mayor McGarvey, Councillors Brad Horne and Jim Marshall and staff members Rob Beaumont, Angela Lonsdale, Lynn Middaugh, Dave Thompson and Rob Mens. 

Please take a moment to review it and provide your comments by November 2, 2015 to Rob Mens

October 7, 2015 - Draft 2015-2018 Strategic Plan


Parry Sound is updating its strategic plan. We are looking for your participation.

Please take the 2015-2018 Strategic Plan Survey.

To help set priorities and direction for the future of the Town, Council is updating its Strategic Plan to coincide with its term of office. In addition to the survey, two community open houses are planned for Wednesday, April 22nd, 1:30 - 3:30 and 6:30 - 8:30 at the Charles W. Stockey Centre. Focus group sessions will also be held May 27th. 

Our Strategic Plan is a framework to realize our community Vision. The Plan will set direction for the Town over the next four years.  It will clarify the outcomes that we wish to achieve, select broad strategies that will enable the Town to achieve those outcomes, and identify ways to measure progress. In 2011, four strategic priorities were set and Council is looking at what priorities, goals and objectives are being realized, which need to be changed, which and new ones that should be identified. 

This is your strategic plan. It's your chance to tell Council what's important. 

The survey can be completed in five to ten minutes. Your time and feedback is appreciated.   

Before you begin, a few facts about the Town of Parry Sound.

There are a wide range of services that make the Town of Parry Sound a great place. These services are provided by different levels of government and various agencies. As you complete the survey, please keep in mind only those services that are provided by the Town:

  • Water Treatment, Supply & Distribution
  • Wastewater Collection & Treatment
  • Parks & Trails
  • Garbage Collection, Recycling, Household Hazardous Waste
  • Tax Collection
  • Licensing
  • Provincial Offences Act & Court Administration
  • Land Ambulance
  • Recreational and Leisure Services including Bobby Orr Community Centre, Wabuno Beach, Old Town Beach, Kinsmen Park
  • Fire Services
  • Building Permits
  • Land Use Planning
  • Economic & Business Development
  • Libraries
  • Culture - Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts & Bobby Orr Hall of Fame; festivals, events
  • Snow Clearing, Removal, Road Maintenance
  • Traffic Control
  • Cemeteries, Columbaria, Mausoleum
  • Boat Launches
  • Big Sound Marina & Town Dock
  • Parking Lots
  • By-law Enforcement - parking, zoning, property standards

What Other Levels of Government Do:

  • Police Services
  • Public Health
  • Social Services - housing, children's and senior's services
  • Public education
  • Healthcare
  • Provincial Highways
  • Hydro Electric Services

Parry Sound by the Numbers:  (2011 Statcan)

  • 6,190 - Population
  • 13.36 - Land Area in Square Kilometers
  • 2,840 - Households
  • 23.4% - Population Age Group Over 65 - Parry Sound
  • 14.8% - National Age Group Over 65
  • 2,840 - Households
  • $54,011 - Median After-tax Family Income - Parry Sound
  • $71,128 - Median After-tax Family Income - Ontario
  • $67,044 - Median After-tax Family Income - Canada                     

Additional information including the 2014 Annual Report, the 2015 Budget and 2015 Tentative Key Performance Objectives may be found on the Town's website.