planning framework graphicResponding to community needs, the CRD Board of Directors identifies priorities and sets the strategic course for the CRD over a four-year period, including an annual check-in and review of Board Priorities. The CRD then creates a Corporate Plan, proposing actions to deliver on the CRD Board’s Priorities, approved plans and ongoing service commitments.

Board Priorities

The CRD Board Priorities confirm the CRD’s vision, mission and mandate and set the long-term strategic direction for the CRD in order to respond to community needs.

For the 2023-2026 mandate, the CRD Board agreed to focus on the following regional priorities:

  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Climate Action & Environment
  • First Nations
  • Governance


The CRD Board holds an annual check-in to discuss and confirm the strategic direction for the following year. Direction received informs recommendations brought forward by staff through the annual service and financial planning process. To ensure the CRD is accountable and appropriately resourced, the CRD Board reviews and approves these plans, determines funding and timing and measures progress through quarterly reports.

Plans and Strategies

Corporate Plan

The CRD Corporate Plan outlines how the CRD will respond to community needs and deliver on the CRD Board Priorities, ongoing service commitments and approved plans over the four year term. 

The CRD Board reviews progress on key activities and commitments in the Corporate Plan as outlined in quarterly and annual reports.


Key activities related to our commitment to accountability are guided by the Board as priority initiatives and are supported by the following plans and strategies:

Affordable Housing

Key activities related to our commitment to affordable housing are outlined in and guided by the following plans and strategies:

Arts & Culture

The Arts & Culture Support Service Strategic Plan (PDF) sets priorities for regional support, promotion and celebration of the arts.

Climate Action & Adaptation

The Climate Action Strategy reflects Board priorities and provides clarity on the role the CRD can play as a leader in climate action .

First Nations

The First Nations Task Force Final Report recommends actions and next steps for the CRD’s path towards a more inclusive governance model for the region. Underpinning the report is a Statement of Reconciliation, which guides the organization’s initiatives at the Board, leadership and staff level.

Landfill & Recycling

The Solid Waste Management Plan outlines the CRD's strategies on solid waste management and diversion programs with an eye to extending the life of Hartland Landfill to 2100 and beyond.

Parks & Natural Resource Protection

Key activities related to our commitment to parks & natural resource protection are outlined in the following plans and strategies:

Planning & Development

Key activities related to planning & development are outlined in the following plans and strategies:


Key activities related to our commitment to recreation are outlined in the following plans and strategies:


The CRD Board has approved transportation priority area implementation strategies to reduce congestion, encourage alternatives to personal vehicle travel and take action on climate change.

At the regional level, transportation priorities align with the following plans and strategies:


The Regional Water Supply Strategic Plan sets commitments and identifies strategic priorities and actions, with a planning horizon to the year 2050 that will guide the future direction for the service.

ServicePlanningPinService Planning

Each year, the service planning process identifies the most sustainable, affordable, and feasible ways to implement actions outlined in the Corporate Plan. Community Need Summaries outline anticipated activities for each year, subject to review by standing committees and the Board in open meetings.

Financial Planning

The CRD follows a financial planning process to ensure resources are used efficiently and that services effectively meet the needs of residents, municipalities, electoral areas and First Nations. Read more >>