Trust Council's Strategic Plan
Following public consultation earlier this year, the Islands Trust Council has now adopted a strategic plan for the 2011-2014 term of office. In addition to a traditional focus on protecting the natural environment, resource stewardship, and continual improvements to the organization, the adopted plan places a new focus on the importance of community economic sustainability and on relationships with First Nations.
2011-2014 Adopted Strategic Plan
Each new term requires Council to make choices about where to invest time and money in Trust Area-wide projects to best achieve its legislated mandate. Those choices are guided by the Islands Trust Act, the Islands Trust Policy Statement and by advice from each of council’s three standing committees, the Trust Fund Board, local trust committees and Bowen Island Municipality.
Trust Council’s work is grounded in the three primary goals of the Islands Trust Policy Statement: 1) ecosystem preservation and protection; 2) stewardship of island resources; 3) sustain island character and healthy communities; and the overarching goal 4) to do this work in cooperation with others.
The six objectives included in the plan (in no particular order of priority) are:
Links to background documents:
Strategic plan glossary
2008-2011 Strategic Plan (Previous)
The adopted strategic plan will provide a focus for work programs throughout the Islands Trust and will form a basis for budget preparations for the 2013-14 fiscal year. Trust Council will receive quarterly updates from staff about progress in achieving its strategic plan, and will consider changes to the strategic plan based on changing circumstances and ongoing public input.