Strathcona County’s current strategic plan was approved by Council in December 2022. The strategic plan is Strathcona County’s core guiding document for governance, community development, infrastructure, and program and service delivery. It serves as the foundation for other key plans such as the corporate business plan, department plans, budget plans and master plans.

Open the strategic plan document (PDF)

2023-26 Strategic Plan (4.2 MB)

Our vision 

"Becoming Canada’s most livable community”. This statement summarizes what we aspire to be as a municipality, and paints a picture of what the community could look like in the future. Our vision statement outlines elements that make our community livable and describes County-wide priorities and the results necessary to achieve that vision.


Strategic Plan summary

Our strategic plan guides the County’s future work. It tells us what we aim to achieve to meet the needs of our community and what we will focus on to get there.

Our goals

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Economic prosperity

Strathcona County is a prosperous community that capitalizes on the strength of its industrial, agriculture and business sectors while advancing economic diversity and growth.

Priorities:

  • Collaboration with industrial partners that promotes innovation and growth opportunities
  • Development of emerging sectors that support innovation, economic diversification and tourism
  • Promote a diverse agricultural market that supports the local economy
  • Attraction and retention of small and medium-sized businesses that foster economic growth
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Healthy and safe community

Strathcona County is a safe and supportive community that is healthy, active, connected and thriving.

Priorities:

  • A diversity of housing options that address affordability, align with community needs and respond to changing demographics
  • Indigenous relations that advance reconciliation
  • A diverse, welcoming, inclusive, and an accessible community for all
  • Social supports that enhance community well-being and safety, and build community connection
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Responsible development

Strathcona County is an innovative community that encourages sustainability and respects the environment.

Priorities:

  • Growth and development that prioritizes community well-being and economic benefits
  • Investment in our infrastructure that supports development and complete communities
  • Environmental stewardship that addresses climate change and demonstrates responsible use of land and natural resources
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Municipal excellence

Strathcona County is a leading municipality that moves the community forward through service excellence delivered by engaged and empowered employees.

Priorities:

  • Optimal use of resources that meets the community’s needs
  • Relationships with all levels of government and key stakeholders that are strategic, purposeful and productive
  • A workplace culture that is connected, inclusive, diverse, and promotes employee development
Economic prosperity icon

Economic prosperity

Strathcona County is a prosperous community that capitalizes on the strength of its industrial, agriculture and business sectors while advancing economic diversity and growth.

Priorities:

  • Collaboration with industrial partners that promotes innovation and growth opportunities
  • Development of emerging sectors that support innovation, economic diversification and tourism
  • Promote a diverse agricultural market that supports the local economy
  • Attraction and retention of small and medium-sized businesses that foster economic growth
Health and safety icon

Healthy and safe community

Strathcona County is a safe and supportive community that is healthy, active, connected and thriving.

Priorities:

  • A diversity of housing options that address affordability, align with community needs and respond to changing demographics
  • Indigenous relations that advance reconciliation
  • A diverse, welcoming, inclusive, and an accessible community for all
  • Social supports that enhance community well-being and safety, and build community connection
Responsible development icon

Responsible development

Strathcona County is an innovative community that encourages sustainability and respects the environment.

Priorities:

  • Growth and development that prioritizes community well-being and economic benefits
  • Investment in our infrastructure that supports development and complete communities
  • Environmental stewardship that addresses climate change and demonstrates responsible use of land and natural resources

Living in Strathcona County

Strathcona County, located in the heart of Alberta, is an energetic and thriving community. A leader in North America’s petroleum industry and a champion for advancing diverse agricultural business, we use our energy to power our new tomorrow.

We are a specialized municipality, and work cooperatively with our urban and rural residents to govern as a single municipality. Proud of our distinct governance model, we promote and demonstrate our achievements.

We are a welcoming place to live and attract people of all ages, cultures and walks of life to join us. Families thrive in our dynamic, caring and safe community.

We strive to be a model of ecological integrity, protecting our environment and preserving our agricultural heritage.

Becoming Canada’s most livable community

Corporate Planning
Phone: 780-464-8230
Email: corporate.planning@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Friday, December 30, 2022
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