The Regional Municipality Of York


The Regional Municipality of York Strategic Plan headed in the right direction

Progress report shows 85% of performance measures are trending in the desired direction

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York has made significant progress across the entire fourth and final 2015 to 2019Strategic Plan Final Year 4 (2018) Progress Report, showing 85% of the key performance measures are trending in the desired direction.

“The strategic plan demonstrates a strong collaborative effort across the organization,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “Through annual progress reports York Region has kept stakeholders and residents informed of our progress on the strategic plan and our commitment to the goals outlined in our longer-term plan of Vision 2051.”

Since 2014, significant progress has been made on a number of performance measures. Specifically, York Region has:

  • Increased the percentage of business engagements with targeted business sectors by 12%
  • Maintained 99.9% of samples that meet Ontario drinking water standard
  • Increased the percentage of solid waste diverted from landfill by 9%
  • Increased the number of services available online from 7 to 28

York Region’s 2019 to 2023Strategic Plan - From Vision to Results was approved by Regional Council on February 28, 2019, and builds on the success of the plan. The 2019 to 2023 Strategic Plan will be tracked, measured and reported throughout this term of Council to ensure objectives are met. For more information on corporate strategic planning at York Region please visit

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 52,000 businesses with 620,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

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The Regional Municipality of York
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