Strategic Planning and Visioning

Another of our areas of specialty is strategic planning and visioning.  We've made a commitment to nurturing visionary and strategic leadership, and want to work with organizations and individuals who embrace change, visionary planning and ‘grass-roots’ community development.  From our Ontario office, we've completed close to 50 strategic plans, service strategies and visioning projects.  Our interest has mainly been with non-profit organizations and communities.

The RETHINK GROUP provides a range of strategic planning services from creating a long-term vision and strategic first steps for your organization, service or municipality to the preparation of a fully developed strategic plan.

The following is a list of projects and clients for whom we have completed visions and strategic planning assignments, many of which are in the leisure field.

Leisure Services and Tourism

  • City of Peterborough, Vision 2025, A 10-Year Strategic Plan for Recreation, Parks, Arenas and Culture, 2016
  • City of Peterborough, Vision 2010, A Strategic Plan for Recreation, Parks and Culture
  • City of Welland Parks, Recreation and Culture Plan – Vision 2025
  • City of Oshawa Parks, Recreation and Culture Strategic Plan – Vision 2020
  • City of Guelph Strategic Plan for Recreation, Parks and Culture, 1997
  • City of Mississauga, Strategic Marketing Plan for Parks and Recreation, 1994
  • Mississauga Civic Garden Council, Vision Workshop for the Mississauga Public Garden Project - ‘Vision 2025'
  • Town of Wasaga Beach Older Adult Active Living Strategy, 2021
  • Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Volunteer Engagement Strategy, 2010
  • Cobourg Family YMCA Strategic Plan, 1995
  • Brockville YMCA/YWCA Strategic Plan, 1996
  • Oshawa Senior Citizens Centres 2015-2018 Strategic Plan
  • Oshawa Senior Citizens Centres “Destination 2010" - a vision and strategy to advance the organization and to provide a 'road map' for facility provision
  • Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, Ganaraska Forest Study and Business Plan, 1995
  • Golden Horseshoe Conservation Authorities, Joint Outdoor Tourism Marketing Strategy, 1995
  • Otonabee Region Conservation Authority, 'Watersheds 2000' (assisted with community and stakeholder consultation and visioning for their strategic plan)
  • Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs, Vision 2005
  • Algonquin Snowmobile Alliance, Vision, Strategic Business and Marketing Plan, 1999
  • Trent-Severn Waterway, Strategic Marketing Plan, 1998
  • Panel on the Future of the Trent-Severn Waterway, Vision and Strategic First Steps, 2007
  • Municipal Access to Recreation Group (Peterborough City/County) Strategic Planning Workshop
  • Vision for a Benefits-driven Leisure Field (Ontario)

Community Visions and Strategic Plans

  • County of Lanark, “Vision Lanark” - Looking to the Future - The First Steps Toward a Vision for the County of Lanark (County Council and senior staff), 2005
  • County of Lanark, Community/Corporate Strategic Plan, 2005
  • County of Norfolk - A community-based vision and strategic plan were prepared as part of the foundation of a new Official Plan for the County, 2004
  • SmartGuelph - Building Tomorrow Today - a growth management strategic plan, based on input from over 1,200 residents and other stakeholders, 2002
  • City of Guelph Corporate Strategic Plan - Rethink staff assisted the CAO to craft the vision document, 1997
  • City of Kawartha Lakes, Two-day Strategic Planning Session with Senior Staff and Municipal Council, 2008
  • Town of Ajax, Strategic Vision and Key Directions

Visions and Strategic Plans in Other Sectors

  • Peterborough-Lakefield Community Police Service, three Strategic Business Plans (2004-2006, 2007-2009 and 2010-2012)
  • Parkview Place Senior's Housing Strategic Plan, 2021
  • Peterborough Pete's Major Junior 'A' Hockey Club, Visioning and Strategic First Steps, 2013
  • Peterborough and District Chamber of Commerce, Strategic Plan, 2008
  • Peterborough Housing Corporation, Strategic Directions, 2008
  • Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, Strategic Plan, 2010
  • Community Living Peterborough, Strategic Plan, 2008
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Peterborough Strategic Plan
  • Guelph Services for the Physically Disabled, Vision 2001
  • Lennox Addington Addition Services Strategic Plan
  • Hospice Peterborough, Strategic Plan, 1999
  • Peterborough Community Access Centre Board, Vision and Strategic First Steps, 1997
  • Peterborough Heritage Committee, Vision and Strategic First Steps, 2008
  • Peterborough Housing Corporation, Strategic Plan, 2008
  • Peterborough Outreach Committee Strategic Planning Workshop
  • Junior Achievement of Kawartha-Lakeshore, Vision and strategic First Steps, 2003
  • Sir Sandford Fleming College, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, Strategic Plan, 2000
  • Town of Halton Hills, Strategic Plan for Historic Downtown Georgetown, 2007
  • Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville,Downtown Strategic Action Plan, 2005
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