Strategic Plan

Imagine Coquitlam in 2032: Help Shape the 2020 Strategic Plan

What will be important to Coquitlam in the next 10 to 15 years? What kind of services will residents and businesses need?

The City is asking residents and other stakeholders to imagine Coquitlam in 2032 and share their vision as part of an update to the Strategic Plan – the foundation for the City’s other plans, actions and operations.

The 2020 Strategic Plan will guide the City’s activities over the next 10-15 years, replacing the current plan (see below) that was last updated in 2016.

This year’s update will give residents and community stakeholders a chance to make sure their priorities are heard as the City moves forward.

Opportunities to Get Involved and Provide Input

Take our 10-minute survey from now until July 31, 2019. Survey respondents over age 16 have the opportunity to enter a draw for a $100 Visa gift card, to be awarded on Aug. 2.

You can also visit one of our pop-up displays to take a short version of the survey, send postcards to the future and share your thoughts on the scrawl wall. Locations will include:

  • Coquitlam Centre Mall on June 8, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
  • Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex on June 22, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day at Town Centre Park on July 1, 12 – 8:30 p.m.
  • City Centre Aquatic Complex on July 8, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Neighbourhood Night at Victoria Park on July 11, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Coquitlam Farmers Market on July 14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Neighbourhood Night at Rochester Park July 18, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Why is Strategic Planning Important?

The Strategic Plan outlines the decision-making framework for the City. The plan’s high-level vision – currently, “Coquitlam in 2021 will be a community of neighbourhoods within a vibrant city where people choose to live, learn, work and play” – filters down into strategic goals, which are reflected in the actions of the City departments’ annual Business Plans.

With new residents and businesses coming to Coquitlam each year, the Strategic Plan will reflect any changing community priorities and adapt to new trends and challenges, to ensure the City continues to deliver effective programs and services in the years to come.

Next Steps

Once the public consultation period wraps up in August, staff will compile the information and present a consultation summary and preliminary findings to Council in fall 2019

2016-2019 Strategic Plan

Coquitlam’s current Strategic Plan and the related vision, missions and strategic goals were first adopted in 2006. Guided by community engagement, the plan has been updated by successive Councils in 2009, 2012 and 2016.

The plan’s current vision is that “Coquitlam in 2021 will be a community of neighbourhoods within a vibrant city where people choose to live, learn, work and play.”

The five strategic goals that guide departmental work are: Strengthen Neighbourhoods; Expand Local Jobs, Local Prosperity; Increase Active Participation and Creativity; Enhance Sustainability of City Services and Infrastructure; and Achieve Excellence in City Governance.


For more information, please contact:

Graham Stuart
Manager Corporate Planning