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Social Sustainability

Our Vision

Our vision for the future is for St. Catharines to be the most dynamic, innovative, sustainable and livable city in North America.

Performance Dashboard

Our Strategic Plan is organized under four pillars of sustainability: Economic; Social; Environmental; and Cultural.

Click on the icons below to learn more about each pillar of our strategic plan and see the progress made so far.

Economic Sustainability

Social Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

Cultural Sustainability

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Social Sustainability

A prosperous St. Catharines requires a strong sense of community pride. To achieve this goal, the focus must be on improving the quality of life, enhancing accessibility, and the inclusion of all residents, newcomers and students.


  • Strive for the highest quality of life for all citizens
  • Connect people, places and neighbourhoods
  • Provide excellent customer service and communication with citizens

 Progress Update


On Nov. 12, City staff provided City Council with an update on the goals of the Social Sustainability Pillar.

You can also view the City staff report to council regarding the Social Sustainability Pillar Update.

Living in Niagara - St. Catharines

Read the Living in Niagara 2017 - Spotlight on St. Catharines report.

For more information on the Social Sustainability pillar please visit the Social Sustainability Advisory Committee Webpage.

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