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OurWinnipeg 2045 Draft Plans

The Plan Approval Phase of OurWinnipeg 2045 and Complete Communities 2.0 has begun. The January 20, 2021 Executive Policy Committee meeting agenda which can be found for review on the City's Decision Making Information System, includes:

  • The First Reading reports
  • Draft policy incorporating feedback from Phase 3 public engagement
  • A rationale for the edits made
  • A status of motions referred to the OurWinnipeg review since 2016

The City of Winnipeg has undertaken an extensive review and update of OurWinnipeg, and the Complete Communities Direction Strategy. OurWinnipeg is the City's 25-year development plan which is intended to guide everything the City does. It provides a vision, goals and policies intended to influence leadership and good governance, priority setting, delivery of City services, how residents get around in the city, and decisions about how the city grows. It also influences how environmentally resilient, economically prosperous, healthy, and socially equitable the City will be to increase the quality of life for all residents. The Complete Communities Direction Strategy is a city-wide secondary plan that guides growth, development, and land use in Winnipeg.

The next step involves working together to achieve the shared goals. Let's create a thriving, sustainable, and resilient city, grounded in a strong commitment for human rights, which is welcoming and contributes to an equitable and high quality of life for all.

OurWinnipeg 2045 Draft Plan will be reviewed by City Council in 2021

The OurWinnipeg plan (By-law No. 67/2010) and Complete Communities Direction Strategy (Secondary Plan No. 68/2010) took effect on August 17, 2011, replacing Plan Winnipeg 2020 as the official development plan guiding growth and change for the city. The City of Winnipeg Charter requires that a review of OurWinnipeg be initiated within five years of the 25-year development plan adoption. As such, the review of the 2011 OurWinnipeg and Complete Communities Direction Strategy began in 2016. The review enables a re-evaluation of policy effectiveness and relevance in response to community needs. The development plan must set out:

  • the city's long-term plans and policies respecting
    • its purposes;
    • its physical, social, environmental and economic objectives; and,
    • sustainable land uses and development;
  • measures for implementing the plan; and
  • such other matters as the Minister or Council considers necessary or advisable.

The proposed updates will replace the 2011 OurWinnipeg plan and integrates the companion direction strategies; Sustainable Transportation, Sustainable Water and Waste and A Sustainable Winnipeg into its policies. Details of the companion strategies can now be found within the Transportation Master Plan (2011 plan is under review), Winnipeg Transit Master Plan (plan is under review), Garbage and Recycling Master Plan (2011), and Winnipeg's Climate Action Plan (2018). Alignment of OurWinnipeg policy with the City budget, corporate, departmental and topic-based strategic plans is important to achieve the proposed quality of life goals. 

OurWinnipeg presents a 25-year vision for the entire city. It positions Winnipeg for sustainable growth, which is key to our future competitiveness. This plan is required by the City of Winnipeg Charter that requires the City to adopt, by by-law, a development plan that sets out long-term plans and policies. The plan guides the physical, social, environmental, economic and development objectives and informs more detailed planning on specific topics or for specific areas. It also sets measures for implementing the plan.

OurWinnipeg Draft Documents

OurWinnipeg 2045
Complete Communities Direction Strategy 2.0

Review Process To Date

There were three phases of the review process. After connecting with thousands of Winnipeggers in Phase 1, Phase 2 engaged key stakeholders, and Phase 3 engaged the public. Thank you to those who got involved in the virtual events and provided feedback online from July 15 to August 10, 2020. Your feedback is being analyzed and considered to draft the final OurWinnipeg and Complete Communities Direction Strategy 2.0 for Council consideration.

Learn more

Throughout the review, a Community Advisory Committee made up of Winnipeg residents is providing advice on community-based issues, public engagement activities, city-wide priorities, and other OurWinnipeg-related issues. This committee will also help us connect with as many networks and community members as possible.

OurWinnipeg Review Timeline

Larger print, PDF Timeline outlining OurWinnipeg Review Process

Phase 1 (2017): Understanding What's Important and Imagining the Future

The OurWinnipeg project team attended community events and festivals, planned focused discussions, and provided ways for the public to be involved through the website.

Phase 2 (2018 to early 2019): Confirming the Vision and Exploring Possibilities

This phase involved discussions with subject matter experts, community stakeholders, and City departments to reflect on relevance and effectiveness of policy.

Phase 3 (late 2019 to 2020): Finalizing the Plan

This phase includes updating OurWinnipeg and Complete Communities Direction Strategy policy through an interdepartmental co-creation process. It was based on the evidence of the current state of the community, public and key stakeholder feedback, review of other City plans and strategies, and collecting feedback on draft plans through an interactive process to build consensus.

Plan Approval (late 2020)

Following the three phases of the review, there is a formal approval process which involves a public hearing heard by Executive Policy Committee. First and Second Reading of the by-law will be reviewed by Council before Provincial approval is required. Then Council will give the by-law Third Reading and approval.

Plan Implementation (2021): Initiate Strategic Priorities Action Plan Process

OurWinnipeg plan implementation is integral to achieving desired community outcomes.  It will be guided by an evidence-informed process of identifying key indicators to recognize data, trends, and issues. This will enable the City to better understand the ‘state of the community' when setting priorities, developing budget proposals and service plans, building partnerships and measuring progress in alignment with OurWinnipeg goals, objectives and policy across the City organization.

Last update: January 14, 2021

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