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York Region tracking progress in key areas of strategic plan

Goals include increasing online services, business contacts, road improvements, landfill diversion
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York Region Administrative Centre in Newmarket. Supplied photo/Region of York

The Regional Municipality of York released its Year 1 (2019) Progress Report on the 2019 to 2023 Strategic Plan that shows progress in York Region’s four community results areas.

In 2019, 24 of 31 (77 per cent) performance measures were trending in the desired direction.

“The Region is making significant progress in our priorities and objectives in this strategic plan, including increasing the number of services available online, supporting economic vitality through increased business contacts, delivering roadway improvements to make goods and services move more efficiently and diverting 94 per cent of waste from landfill,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “These accomplishments demonstrate our collaborative efforts and commitment to ensuring York Region remains an outstanding place to live, work and play.”

The 2019 to 2023 Strategic Plan provides a detailed course of action over the term of Council. It represents the Region’s commitment to making progress on four priorities:

  • Increase economic prosperity
  • Support community health, safety and well-being
  • Build sustainable communities and protect the environment
  • Deliver trusted and efficient services

In 2019, Regional Council approved the 2019 to 2023 Strategic Plan – From Vision to Results. The plan is tracked, measured and reported annually to ensure progress is made on the priorities set by Regional Council.

“Over the long term, strategic focus is required to maintain a high quality of life in York Region,” said City of Richmond Hill Mayor David Barrow, Chair of Finance and Administration. “This plan sets out the critical steps needed for the Region to work towards reaching Vision 2051.”

A copy of the progress report and other documents relating to York Region’s strategic planning are available at