Parks Commission charting a course for the future, seeking public input

The entrance to Upper Canada Village in 2019. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Survey deadline extended until Feb. 7th

MORRISBURG — The St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) has awarded a contract to planning consultancy company MDB Insight Inc for a five-year strategic plan and 10-year roadmap. According to the SLPC, MDB is an experienced consulting firm that will be involved throughout the strategic plan’s development process including all stakeholder engagement as well as public consultation aspects of the project.

The consultant will be responsible for creating a plan which will cultivate sustainable environmental and financial business models, all while reducing reliance on government funding. The plan’s main objectives will be community partnerships, environmental stewardship, optimizing resources, and revamping SLPC’s ageing infrastructure.

“SLPC looks forward to the development of a strategic plan that enhances as well as strengthens the SLPC’s future and revitalizes its current operations,” said Hon. Bob Runciman, SLPC Chair. “The MDB Insight team is uniquely qualified with its innovative insights and expertise to lead this effort and provide a roadmap that will benefit our local communities and Ontario residents,” Runciman said.

The SLPC is now seeking public input through an online survey, now available until Feb. 7th.  Share your vision and feedback by participating in the online survey:

This article was updated to report the extended survey deadline.

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