Strategic Plan

2016 - 2019 Strategic Plan

Executive Summary

Coquitlam is located in the Northeast Sector of Metro Vancouver and is surrounded by a rich natural landscape. A welcoming and diverse community, Coquitlam is home to over 141,000 people and sets a high standard of living in the Lower Mainland.

As a community we are positioned to experience significant growth over the next 25 years, with the population expected to reach over 220,000 by 2041. This growth will ensure an expanding customer base for businesses and access to a reliable, well-educated workforce. Together, these advantages and assets are attracting new residents and businesses to Coquitlam.

In this new era of growth, opportunities to build and reshape our City are abundant — from major changes to the transportation infrastructure to a growing multicultural community. It’s a place where students and older adults, entrepreneurs and employees, new immigrants and families can fulfill their future promise and realize their goals.

The intent of this Strategic Plan is to capture planning at a high level and then communicate in a concise, coherent and simple way: what needs to be done, who is going to do it and what the results will be. The Strategic Plan is supported by many functional, departmental and operational plans and studies. These documents provide the implementation details for many of the strategic directions.

With unprecedented opportunities on the horizon, Coquitlam’s City Council is committed to carefully managing its future while continuing to deliver the highest level of service to the community. This plan helps to ensure Coquitlam continues to be a desirable place to live, learn, work and play.

The community will see this Strategic Plan reflected in neighbourhood gatherings, community festivals, issue resolution both at the local and city-wide levels, and the promotion of publicly-led initiatives. Only with an engaged population will we ensure the sustainability of the Strategic Plan.


For more information, please contact:

Nikki Caulfield
Director Corporate and Personnel Planning 
Phone: 604-927-3910