The goals, strategies and actions of the Strategic Action Plan have been designed to provide direction to the Kingston community over the next five years. During that time period, the KIP Council may add or modify strategies and actions in response to changing needs and priorities, as well as ongoing research and feedback. A complete update of the plan will be undertaken at the end of the five year cycle.
The Strategic Action Plan offers a comprehensive approach to settlement – covering jobs, language, community involvement, education, health, and more. This complexity means that as a community, we will have to approach the implementation one step at a time – and will have to set our priorities as we move through the various actions in the plan.
On an annual basis, the KIP Council will set priority strategies, which KIP staff will then facilitate with community partners. These priorities will constitute the annual KIP Agenda. At the end of the annual cycle, the KIP Council will present its Report Card, which will evaluate the implementation of that year’s Agenda as well as the overall Strategic Action Plan. The Report Card will also make recommendations for future action.
To mark the end of one annual cycle and the beginning of another, the KIP will hold an Assembly as an open community meeting. At this Assembly, the Council will: present its Report Card for the outgoing year, present its Agenda for the incoming year, and present the incoming members of the KIP Council.