December 19, 2018
Future Oxford Partnership 2018 Progress Report released
The 2018 Progress Report outlines an active year of building, engaging and inspiring communities to create a vibrant, sustainable future
Download Our Path Towards Sustainability: Future Oxford Partnership 2018 Progress Report
The Future Oxford Partnership today released its 2018 Progress Report, a summary of projects, partnerships and events that helped advance the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan's community, economy and environment goals.
Key 2018 achievements include:
- “A Profile of Wellbeing in Oxford County,” a Canadian Index of Wellbeing report that builds on the 2016 Oxford County Community Wellbeing Survey and final report. The profile offers insight into the County’s level of wellbeing and what residents consider to be important relative to other parts of the province and other Canadians;
- “Working together to build a stronger workforce & grow economic prosperity in Oxford,” a report that offers a framework to help achieve the economy goals of the Community Sustainability Plan;
- Strides towards zero waste that have inspired local groups and organizations to set their own zero waste goals to help the County achieve its zero waste goal;
- Speaker Series events that allowed residents and businesses to connect with and learn from experts in fields such as electric vehicles, energy-saving programs and sustainable entrepreneurship.
Additional information about these achievements and many others can be found in the Future Oxford Partnership 2018 Progress Report. More information about the Future Oxford Partnership, its initiatives and the Community Sustainability Plan is available at www.futureoxford.ca.
Reviewing progress from the year is also a time to look forward. In 2019, Future Oxford will continue to take responsibility for the development of a vibrant, prosperous and responsible Oxford for all. Priorities for the upcoming year will be to promote democratic engagement by encouraging voting in the federal election; support Oxford County’s path to zero waste by exploring new technologies that divert from landfill; and work to fulfill the community’s strategy for ensuring a viable and supported work force.
Now in entering its fourth year, the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan will undergo a refresh and recommitment in 2019 though consultation with local municipal councillors and senior staff, community partners and groups, and local residents. For more information on Future Oxford activities, visit www.futureoxford.ca or follow us on social media at www.facebook.com/futureoxfordca and @FutureOxfordca.
Randy Peltz, 2018 Chair, Future Oxford Partnership
“The Future Oxford Partnership had an active and successful year in 2018. We are excited to share and celebrate the achievements of this past year and look forward to continued progress in 2019. I encourage our residents to visit www.futureoxford.ca to read our 2018 report and to learn more about the work our own citizens are doing to ensure the future viability and prosperity of our community.”
About Future Oxford
The Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan creates a vision of a sustainable community that balances community, environmental and economic interests. The Plan sets out 70 distinct actions that willachieve specific goals and targets for Oxford's future. As a partnership organization, Future Oxford is the group of volunteers andpartnerswho are taking responsibility for achieving those actions. Read the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan | Watch the video
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