Local Government

Strategic Plan and Modernization Strategy


Strategic planning is a municipality’s process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. Strategy has many definitions, but generally involves setting goals, determining actions to achieve the goals, and mobilizing resources to execute the actions.

In other words, a strategic plan simply provides the means for a municipality to chart a future it desires rather than reacting to events as they unfold. As Yogi Berra stated: “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”

Callander’s Strategic Plan contains Council’s desired Mission for the organization (our reason for being) and a Long-term Vision.

Our Organization’s Mission is to enrich the community by providing strong leadership and delivering inclusive and fiscally responsible services while maintaining the unique qualities that make Callander such a desirable place to live, work and play.
Our Long-Term Vision for Callander is a vibrant, fiscally sound community where residents enjoy living, working and playing and are able to meet their needs.

The vision is further defined through 3 (high level) Community Goals and 2 (high level) goals for the organization. Each goal is supported by several Strategic Priorities that Council focuses on over the 4-year term of the strategy.

Each year council revisits and reaffirms the strategic priorities, reviews accomplishments to date and then brainstorms and prioritizes new Initiatives to help achieve the priorities.

View the Stategic Plan 2020 document.



As part of an ongoing overall organizational review, the Council of the Muncipality of Callander adopted a Council Term Plan in October 2020. 




The Muncipality of Callander applied for funding through Ontario's Municipal Modernization Program, as part of the ongoing overall organizational review.  The following final third-party reviewer's report is provided regarding the project.    

Final Third Party Report - Callander - Modernization Grant