Southern Ontario Growth Conference

February 17-18

Your voice needs to be heard. Get access to resources to help.

Many municipalities are trying to understand how to best integrate climate change into their municipal decision-making process, such as in the development of their official plan. Because plans for growth and infrastructure have far-reaching impacts on climate change, municipalities are seeking additional guidance to better understand how to integrate into practice various, seemingly competing, priorities.

With official plans currently being finalized, the goal of this conference is to lift up the voices of experts, organizations, individuals and community groups that may not readily have the ear of elected officials and municipal planners.

An Official Plan sets out a community’s vision and goals for the future. 

It ensures that new development and growth considers a broad range of interests and perspectives and that land use planning decisions reflect local values.

(Where new housing, industry, offices, and shops will be located, what services like roads, water mains, sewers, parks, and schools will be needed, when, and in what order, parts of your community will grow and community improvement initiatives)

Part 1: Community Focus

February 17, 6-9 p.m.

The voices in our communities are extremely powerful. Learn why your voice is important, meet others taking action and get your hands on campaigning resources.

Part 2: Municipal Focus

February 18, 9-3:30 p.m.

Municipalities learn how to best integrate Climate Change into their Official Plan, from the voices of experts, other municipalities, as well as your community.

Additional conference details can be found at Southern Ontario Growth Conference