Photo: Temagami Station by Takashi Toyooka, on Flickr
Economic Development Strategy
The Municipality of Temagami initiated a new economic development program in 2010. Funding was applied for and received under the NCIR (Northern Communities Investment Readiness) program of the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry to prepare an Economic Development Strategy.
The Municipality retained a consulting firm, Matthew Fischer & Associates to assist in the preparation of the strategy. The planning process involved conducting an analysis of statistical information on the community and the local economy, completing a wide ranging set of interviews with key stakeholders and government officials serving the region and staging two community consultations, one held at the Marten River Fire Hall and other at the Temagami Arena.
To use a nautical analogy, a strategic plan provides the compass heading to the desired destination. This points the community in the right direction but the actual course steered must be constantly altered to suit the winds and to avoid shoals and other obstacles that may found along the path. This is determined by the work plan which describes the specific actions to be taken and the tools that will be developed to execute the plan. The strategy is downloadable in pdf format.