Strategy Principles



Strategy Principles

  • Community Design:

Future community design aims to increase public green space 

  • Education and Awareness:

The benefits of building an active County are communicated to stakeholders supported with education sessions in communities throughout the County

  • Evaluation:

Strategy will be a living document, regularly monitored, evaluated & updated

  • Evidence-based:

Initiatives will aim to be evidence-based building on data and interventions that have proven successful elsewhere

  • Existing Assets:

The Strategy will rely on the existing infrastructure, programs and services to build on strengths in the County. New initiatives will be community-based and not duplicated within that community

  • Infrastructure:

Existing & new Infrastructure will be supported that provides opportunities for physical activity, healthy eating and active transportation. It will support educational activities in the county

  • Participation:

Residents will be involved in the design, development and delivery of physical activity and healthy eating initiatives. The Strategy is for all residents, and includes a focus for groups with priority needs

  • Partnership & Collaboration:

Relationships will be developed with multiple and diverse stakeholders from government, health, schools, law enforcement, municipal staff, development/planning, economic development and business, residents, environment, outdoor recreation and accessibility interest groups

  • Policies:

Policy approaches will promote active living at workplaces, schools, recreation facilities and in community decision-making.