The Recreation & Culture Department is responsible for arts and culture, community programs, facility services, recreation services and parks and open spaces.
CULTURAL MAPPING AND MISSISSIPPI MILLS
Download the Mississippi Mills Cultural Plan - accepted by Council on March 4, 2014. If you have questions about the plan please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What is this Project About?
The Town of Mississippi is a community rich
in natural heritage and culture. The Municipal Cultural Plan will establish a
cultural vision for the Town as well as concrete strategies and actions to
leverage the Town’s cultural resources to support economic and broader
community development goals. An important outcome will be integrating culture
more effectively in Town planning and decision-making.
What is Municipal Cultural Planning?
Municipal Cultural Planning is a priority
for the Government of Ontario. In 2011, Municipal Cultural Planning Inc. with
support from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport produced Municipal
Cultural Planning: A Toolkit for Ontario Municipalities. Those wishing more
information on Municipal Cultural Planning may wish to access this publication.
In this video,
Greg Baeker discusses the importance of municipal cultural planning as an
essential tool for Ontario municipalities in rediscovering the wealth of place www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Nw3uk0ECJyY
Culture Led Economic Development
Creativity, culture and quality of place
have become major drivers in growing local economies. One reason for the
increased focus on culture-led economic development is a basic shift in
assumptions about what drives local economies. A traditional economic growth
model in which the attraction of large-scale business investment attracts jobs
and people is being turned on its head. Instead, we understand that if we build
communities with strong quality of place where people want to live and work,
business and investment follow people, not the other way around. Places with
strong community amenities and a range of cultural assets and entertainment
options attract people, which in turn attract business investment. A second
factor driving increased attention to culture is rapid growth in the creative
cultural industries, one of the fastest growing sectors in the emerging
With these conclusions comes the need for
new strategies to cultivate cultural resources to drive economic development.
In this video,
Gord Hume discusses the importance of municipal cultural planning as an
essential tool for Ontario municipalities in reinventing and regenerating local
If you wish to learn more about the Municipal
Cultural Plan please contact:
Community Economic and Cultural Coordinator