Needs Assessments and Service Strategies

The Ontario office of the RETHINK GROUP has completed over almost three dozen needs/market assessments (from arenas and multi-facility complexes to seniors and youth centres) and associated service strategies (e.g., older adult, leisure programing, volunteer engagement strategies).

  • City of Peterborough, Arena Needs Assessment Study (see PDF below)
  • City of Peterborough Field Sport Study
  • Panel on the Future of the Trent-Severn Waterway, Vision and Strategic First Steps
  • Trent-Severn Waterway, Strategic Marketing Plan
  • Trans Canada Trail Ontario, Renewal of Mandate and Objectives for the Post-2017 Era
  • City of Calgary, Recreation Needs and Preferences Study
  • City of Oshawa Arena Services Study (2006-2026)
  • City of Oshawa Arena Study – Update (2011-2026) (see PDF below)
  • Oshawa Senior Citizens Centres "Destination 2010" Facility and Service Strategy
  • Oshawa Senior Citizens Centres, Membership Diversity Study and Policy Development
  • Town of Markham, Older Adult Recreation and Library Study
  • Borough of East York, Comprehensive Study of Services and the Leisure Needs of Seniors
  • Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville Leisure Programming Strategy (see PDF below)
  • Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville Volunteer Engagement Strategy (see PDF below)
  • Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Cultural Strategy (see PDF below)
  • Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ball, Soccer and Tennis Facility Provision Strategies (see PDF below)
  • City of London, Report on Aquatic Facilities
  • Cobourg Family YMCA Strategic Plan
  • Brockville YMCA/YWCA Strategic Plan
  • Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs - Vision 2005
  • Algonquin Snowmobile Alliance - Organizational Development Strategy
  • Mississauga Civic Garden Park, Vision 2015
  • Township of Alnwick/Haldimand, Recreation Facility Needs Assessment, Haldimand Memorial Arena and Ball Park (see PDF below)
  • Township of Cavan Monaghan, Arena/Community Centre Needs and Feasibility Assessment Study
  • Township of Cavan-Millbrook-North Monaghan Culture, Recreation and Library Needs Assessment (see PDF below)
  • Municipality of Port Hope Fitness Centre Needs Assessment
  • Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation, Examination of Recreation Needs and Services for Youth, Ontario
  • City of Mississauga Strategic Marketing Plan for Parks and Recreation
  • City of Mississauga Recreation and Parks Division Mandate Review
  • Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation,Strategic Review of OCLC Bark Lake
  • City of Gloucester, Public Consultation Program to Revamp the Leisure Services Delivery System
  • Town of Aurora Operational Review - creation of the Department of Leisure Services
  • Metropolitan Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Public Participation Program for the Public Use of Conservation Authority Lands
  • Metropolitan Toronto and Region Conservation Authority - Review of Role, Policies and Strategies re: the Public Use of Conservation Authority Lands
  • Otonabee Region Conservation Authority - Review of Outdoor Recreation Role and Strategy for the Public Use of Conservation Authority Lands
  • Golden Horseshoe Conservation Authorities, Joint Outdoor Tourism Marketing Strategy
  • Recreation: An Essential Service/Benefits of Parks and Recreation Research and Publications, 1992, 1997, 2010
  • Examination of the Recreation Needs and Services for Youth in Ontario

Final Report, Arena Needs & Feasibility Assessment Study, Cavan Monaghan (Oct. 15, 2014).pdf


Arena Needs Assessment, City of Peterborough, 2013.pdf


Arena Needs Study, City of Oshawa, 2011.pdf


Cultural Strategy, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, 2010.pdf

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