2021-2031 Strategic Plan

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Welcome and thank you for visiting Get Involved NPCA!

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is developing a new strategic plan and invites you to get involved to help shape the next 10 years of conservation in our watershed.

This new strategic plan begins with a fresh approach towards achieving a shared vision. A representative team of staff from various departments are leading the way and working together to inform, develop, and implement the strategic planning process.

NPCA staff and the Board of Directors are engaging the watershed community and are looking for your input toward developing a common vision on future strategic priorities.

We are committed to communicating frequently and providing various opportunities for involvement.

On this portal, you will have easy access to the following:

  1. Relevant information and important documents relating to the Strategic Planning process.
  2. A survey seeking feedback on draft strategic priorities, available until May 6, 2021.
  3. Frequently Asked Questions relating to the process. This tool also allows you to ask us any further questions.
  4. 'Ideas' engagement tool with opportunities to offer more feedback, share and vote on ideas and discussions.

We encourage you to "Subscribe" by clicking on the widget found on the right hand column. This helps ensure you receive notifications as more information is made available to the public. You may also contact us directly for more information or check back often for updates.

Available Tools Below:
FAQ-Q&A: If you have questions that we haven't answered in the list of FAQs, please send us your question using the Q&A tool below and we'll do our best to address them in a timely manner.

20 Minute Survey: Help share the future of conservation in this watershed and tell us what you think of the draft strategic priorities. Contact us at stratplan@npca.ca to request a paper copy of the survey.

Ideas: Use this tool to vote and comment on the 10 initial vision ideas or add your own. This tool is open until May 6.

Thanks for your interest and participation.

Welcome and thank you for visiting Get Involved NPCA!

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is developing a new strategic plan and invites you to get involved to help shape the next 10 years of conservation in our watershed.

This new strategic plan begins with a fresh approach towards achieving a shared vision. A representative team of staff from various departments are leading the way and working together to inform, develop, and implement the strategic planning process.

NPCA staff and the Board of Directors are engaging the watershed community and are looking for your input toward developing a common vision on future strategic priorities.

We are committed to communicating frequently and providing various opportunities for involvement.

On this portal, you will have easy access to the following:

  1. Relevant information and important documents relating to the Strategic Planning process.
  2. A survey seeking feedback on draft strategic priorities, available until May 6, 2021.
  3. Frequently Asked Questions relating to the process. This tool also allows you to ask us any further questions.
  4. 'Ideas' engagement tool with opportunities to offer more feedback, share and vote on ideas and discussions.

We encourage you to "Subscribe" by clicking on the widget found on the right hand column. This helps ensure you receive notifications as more information is made available to the public. You may also contact us directly for more information or check back often for updates.

Available Tools Below:
FAQ-Q&A: If you have questions that we haven't answered in the list of FAQs, please send us your question using the Q&A tool below and we'll do our best to address them in a timely manner.

20 Minute Survey: Help share the future of conservation in this watershed and tell us what you think of the draft strategic priorities. Contact us at stratplan@npca.ca to request a paper copy of the survey.

Ideas: Use this tool to vote and comment on the 10 initial vision ideas or add your own. This tool is open until May 6.

Thanks for your interest and participation.

We welcome you to ask us a question! This may be in relation to our Strategic Planning process, how we will involve and engage our community, and more.


Kindly review the existing FAQs as you may find your answer here.

Frequently Asked Questions & More

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    registering is too difficult

    Mary Lou Gibson asked about 1 month ago

    Hello Mary Lou, thank you very much for reaching out to us via this platform. We are sorry to hear about the registration process.

    It's important to note that to participate in the 2021-2031 Strategic Plan, there is no registration required, it is simply just an option should you wish to become a registered participant.

    In the next couple of weeks, we will be launching a survey, online engagement tools, and in the future we will be hosting virtual information sessions as well. While you do have the option of being a registered participant, this is not a requirement. 

    This platform and public participation in the Strategic Plan process is completely anonymous as it is important that the community feels comfortable providing feedback.

    We hope this information helps and that you will be involved in shaping the next ten years of conservation in this watershed! Feel free to reach out should you have additional questions or comments.

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    What is a Strategic Plan?

    2 months ago

    A strategic plan is a document that establishes an organization’s direction, gives purpose and priority, guides activities and operations, and helps measure progress against specific objectives.

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    Are you going to be offering any in-person engagement sessions?

    6 months ago

    While the preference is for traditional (in-person) engagement opportunities, we will not be able to offer in-person session given the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will rely on virtual engagement tools and techniques to involve the watershed community in the strategic planning process. In addition, we will do our best to accommodate requests to participate using other methods (e.g., hardcopy surveys).

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    How is this strategic plan being developed? Is it different than last time?

    6 months ago

    Yes, we are taking a new approach to developing this new strategic plan. Detailed Strategic Plan project planning and implementation activities are being led by a staff working group under the leadership of a Project Manager and the CAO (with support from the Senior Leadership Team). The NPCA Board of Directors provide approval authority for the strategic plan with guidance and oversight provided by an ad-hoc committee of the Board. The NPCA Public Advisory Committee helps provide guidance on the outreach/engagement components through information exchange with the Strategic Planning Committee and staff

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    How long will this strategic plan guide the NPCA?

    6 months ago

    The new strategic plan will guide the NPCA’s organizational activities and operations for the next 10 years (2021-2031) with a 5 year check-in update to ensure we are on track.

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    Didn’t the NPCA just complete a strategic plan? Why are you doing it again?

    6 months ago

    The current NPCA strategic plan (Partners In Conservation – A Shared Responsibility) ends in 2021. In late 2019, the new NPCA Board of Directors determined that a new Strategic Plan should be initiated in 2020 and was identified as an organizational priority.

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    What is the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority?

    6 months ago

    The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is a community-based natural resource management agency that works to protect, enhance, and sustain healthy watersheds. With 60 years of experience, the NPCA offers watershed programs and services that focus on flood and hazard management, source water protection, species protection, ecosystem restoration, community stewardship, and land management.

    The NPCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in the Province of Ontario and manages 41 Conservation Areas within the Niagara Peninsula watershed held in public trust for recreation, heritage preservation, conservation, and education. These natural and shared greenspaces marry nature, culture, and adventure to create limitless opportunities for discovery.