budget-processtimelineEvery four years, the CRD Board of Directors embarks on an iterative process to identify and establish a set of Strategic Priorities to guide the organization’s services and work over the next four years.

On an annual and ongoing basis, the CRD monitors, reviews and adjusts its plans to ensure they stay relevant and evolve to reflect changes in the organization's strategic priorities as well as operating environment.

Strategic Priorities and Plans

Strategic Priorities

In 2014, the Board confirmed the CRD’s vision, mission, values and mandate and agreed on a set of Strategic Priorities for 2015 – 2018.

These priorities confirm and set the direction for long-term strategies and plans that provide ongoing management direction for regional areas of responsibility.


At the community level, the Regional Climate Action Strategy guides the CRD’s services to support community-focused climate mitigation and adaptation action. Read more >>


The Regional Growth Strategy is a vision for the future of the capital region, guiding decisions on regional issues such as transportation, population growth and settlement patterns. Read more >>


The Regional Housing Affordability Strategy supports current CRD policies, programs, services and initiatives in the area of housing development and affordability. Read more >>


The Regional Parks Strategic Plan sets the direction for regional parks and trails. A complementary Financial Program provides the fiscal roadmap to implement priorities identified in the plan.


The Regional Transportation Plan aims to improve mobility between communities, expand the range of accessible and affordable transportation choices, and support regional sustainability. Read more >>

Drinking Water

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.

Food and Agriculture

The Regional Food & Agriculture Strategy (RFAS) is an in-depth exploration of regional food and agriculture objectives, issues and opportunities to guide action and foster leadership. Read more >>


The Arts Development Service Strategic Plan sets priorities for regional support, promotion and celebration of the arts. The companion Implementation Plan is a framework for action. Read more >>

crd-corporateplan2015-2018Corporate Plan

The organization's Corporate Plan introduces corporate strategies and actions aimed at achieving the CRD Board's 2015–2018 Strategic Priorities. The plan also identifies corporate and core service priorities to enable a capable and responsive workforce, the continued implementation of professional best practices, and policy development aligned with our mission, vision and values.

Together, these priorities guide our organization in the delivery of more than 200 regional, sub-regional and local services to the region's communities.

odp-focusgroupOrganizational Development Plan

In April 2017 the CRD launched the first Organizational Development Plan (ODP). A key objective of the plan is to build organizational resilience. The goals identified in the plan will help the CRD develop a culture that:

  • Enables employee success by increasing the effectiveness of our policies, systems and supports
  • Fosters accountability and exemplifies respecting and valuing others
  • Ensures timely decision-making through the use of clear and transparent systems and,
  • Develops our employees to exceed expectations of today and in the future

Summary Links

cross-connection-controlService Plans

Service plans outline core service information including key service drivers such as trends, service levels, workforce considerations, and performance measures. These plans also highlight divisional initiatives and implications for the overall work program and budget for a specific area.

Financial Plans

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 >>

Additional Information

Progress Reports

The CRD reports on its progress on an annual and quarterly basis. Read more >>