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Housing affordability, child care spaces among Cumberland council’s top priorities

Cumberland council is laying out a priorities blueprint for the coming year. 

“Balancing our existing priorities with emerging matters can be a challenge. Council was able to prioritize some emerging items while staying on track with community priorities established in 2020,” says mayor Leslie Baird. 

“I encourage all residents to take a look at the village’s strategic priorities to have an understanding of the overall goals and objectives for the community.”

Key focus areas include:

  • Initiatives to address housing affordability and availability
  • Protection and enhancement of the natural environment including the carrying capacity of parks and trails
  • Opportunities to address climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Development of the child care space creation project in partnership with School District 71
  • The creation of an arts, culture and recreation master plan
  • Bevan industrial area development
  • Commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and the United Nations
  • Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The village’s 2020-2023 Strategic Priorities were developed in June 2020.
According to the village, they “communicate the priorities of (the) council and the community.” 

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The 2020-2023 Strategic Priorities also guide the village’s corporate management and decision-making and allow the coordination of adequate resources. 

They can be found by searching ‘strategic’ at

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