Strategic Plan

How a city provides services for its citizens, spends money, and sets priorities has a big impact on everyday life.

Our Strategic Plan 

A Strategic Plan is the road map for Council's decision-making. In 2015, a four-year Strategic Plan was developed that includes 13 objectives and associated actions and outcomes to guide the City's work moving forward. The Strategic Plan was amended in February 2016, January 2017, and in January 2018 to reflect updates to progress made towards achieving the City's objectives.

City of Victoria Strategic Plan 2015 - 2018 [PDF - 3.9 MB] (Amended January 2018)

Quarterly Updates

The Strategic Plan informs the City's operational work plan and is used for assessing performance and progress on a quarterly basis. You can view quarterly progress reports here


During public consultation for the 2015 budget and strategic plan, we received over 1,500 responses to our online survey and over 800 people participated in our Town Hall meeting either in person or online. Thank you to those who provided input on the draft strategic objectives and how to allocate budget to accomplish them.

Feedback on the Draft Strategic Plan was presented to Council at the Governance and Priorities Committee meetings from April 13 - 15, 2015. Click here to watch archived video of the meetings.

City Council participated in a series of strategic planning sessions on February 2, 3 and 5, 2015 at City Hall. The sessions were open to the public and can be viewed as archived webcasts.

Transcribed meeting notes [PDF - 200 KB] from the February 5, 2015 session were reviewed by staff and informed the development of the Draft Strategic Plan.

View the original 2015 - 2018 Strategic Plan here [PDF - 3.9 MB].