Town of Canmore

Council Clips – October 13, 2020

Update to Council’s Strategic Plan

Conditions in Canmore have changed since Council approved their strategic plan in June of 2018. COVID-19, global influences, and budget constraints require an adjustment to priorities.

While some progress has been made on Council’s original priorities, new emerging priorities were identified earlier this year, and our response to COVID-19 required a shift in priorities as many projects were delayed or cancelled as part of the Town of Canmore’s budget reductions to avoid the increase to property taxes this year. After a priority-setting exercise, followed by group collaboration, Council found general consensus with their top five priorities for 2020-2022.

  1. Community – Proceed with a near carbon neutral construction plan for a new fire hall.
  2. Livability - Prioritize the safety of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic by increasing maintenance and accessibility of outdoor amenity space.
  3. Strong Economy - Lead a community conversation on a sustainable vision for tourism in Canmore.
  4. Transportation - Create intercept parking opportunities and implement paid parking to fund free local transit services and manage congestion.
  5. Environmental Sustainability - Reduce our community impact on climate change by implementing a commercial organics diversion prog

Council’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan can be found at 




The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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