COVID-19 Recovery Governance Task Force

Task force progress

A progress report was presented to Council on November 24, 2020. Learn more.

The COVID-19 Recovery Governance Task Force is established by Bylaw 33-2020 (57.0 KB) .

The Task Force will support Council’s development of an overall vision and strategy for the municipality’s response, recovery and resilience both during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic, and will focus on regional cooperation and strategies for advocating to other orders of government for municipal supports to address recovery in the municipality’s short, medium, and long term future.


November 24, 2020 update

The task force is reviewing the County’s policy and legislative framework to identify bylaws or policies that may need updating to help recovery and resilience.

  • Implementing recommendations from the Red Tape Reduction Task Force to improve development permitting processes and supporting technology continues;
  • Equitable broadband access is a need that has accelerated with more people working and learning from home.
  • Continuing to explore policy and legislative opportunities to address municipal environmental stewardship relating to current and emerging public health and safety practices, as well as market techniques that invite vendor and supplier services that are innovative, creative and feasible.
  • Regional cooperation remains a key focus through conversations to explore collaboration in recovery, resiliency and advocacy.

Read the report in full:
Task force progress report (157.7 KB)

Read some of the ways Strathcona County is adapting its services and programs and responding to COVID-19.

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Members Status
Dave Anderson Regular Voting
Robert Parks Regular Voting
Paul Smith (Chair) Regular Voting
Rod Frank Ex-officio

Member terms commenced May 12, 2020 and continue throughout the term of the task force.

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2020 Meetings

Date Time Agenda Minutes
Mon, June 1, 2020 9 am RG Task Force Agenda June 1, 2020 (82.7 KB)  
Wed, June 10, 2020 8:30 am Work Plan Session  
Mon, June 29, 2020 9 am    
Mon, July 27, 2020 9 am    
Mon, Sep 14, 2020 10 am RG Task Force Agenda September 14, 2020 (35.7 KB)  
Mon, Sep 28, 2020 9 am RG Task Force Agenda September 28, 2020 (38.5 KB)  
Mon, Oct 19, 2020 1 pm    
Mon, Nov 9, 2020 1 pm    
Mon, Dec 14, 2020 1 pm    
Mon, Jan 11, 2021 1 pm RG Task Force Agenda January 11, 2021 (44.7 KB)  
Mon, Feb 8, 2021 1 pm    
Mon, March 8, 2021 1 pm    

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Planning documents

COVID-19 Recovery Governance Task Force Powerpoint Presentation (2.6 MB)

Workplan COVID-19 Recovery Governance Task Force (823.1 KB)

Contact information

Phone: 780-464-8140

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Last updated: Friday, January 08, 2021
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