Multi-Year Strategic Plan

We want to hear from all voices. Thames Valley is committed to creating a Multi-Year Strategic Plan (MYSP) that affirms all identities so we can strive towards a future where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential.

In pursuit of diversity, equity, and inclusion, we recognize that historical and systemic barriers have silenced the voices of those who identify as Indigenous, Black, racialized, 2SLGBTQIA+, religious and linguistic minorities, and persons with disabilities. We are dedicated to identifying and dismantling these barriers so every community member can voice what matters to them.

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What is a Strategic Plan?

A strategic plan is like a roadmap that helps a person or a group figure out where they want to go and how to get there. It's a big-picture plan that sets the direction and goals for the future.

Imagine you're going on a long journey. Before you start, you need to know your destination and the best way to reach it. You'll plan your route, decide what to bring, and maybe even set some milestones to track your progress.

 

 

A great strategic plan is based on the needs and goals of the community, so it’s important to get community input. This helps us make sure that we create a plan that addresses real problems faced by the people in the TVDSB community.

The board's strategic plan helps provide a framework for allocating resources and funding provided by the Ministry of Education as it relates to the delivery of effective and appropriate educational programming.

 

Creating a Strategic Plan

Phase 1: Getting Organized (April - May 2023)

In order for the development of the MYSP to be efficient, effective, and meaningful, we first devote time and attention to getting organized. Reviewing and defining the process with TVDSB Leadership and Trustees at the outset ensured that future discussions stay focused on the content of the MYSP and our process matches the needs of the community.

Phase 2: Gathering Information (May - Nov 2023)

Community engagement (includes Surveys, Interviews, Engagement Labs and Student Voice Activities) is a unique kind of research. We go out into the community and ask people what’s important to them. What are their goals? What are their needs? From this phase the strategic planning committee will gather a great deal of information and weigh it carefully before setting the strategic direction for their MYSPs.  

Phase 3: Developing the MYSP & Implementation (Nov 2023)

During this phase, the Board and the senior administrators will work closely together to make the key decisions about where the school board needs to go over the coming years. This involves some heavy lifting. This is the time for the information from the MYSP committee to be brought to the Board, and for the members of the Board to engage together in reflection and strategic thinking during a collaborative strategic planning retreat and workshops.

Phase 4: Strategic Plan Development (Dec 2023 - Feb 2024)

Emerging from the Strategic Planning Retreat and workshops we will have a draft strategic plan. During this phase, we will share and test this draft with different groups of stakeholders to validate the work we have done and ensure it is aligned with their vision. 


Purpose of Strategic Planning Process

Creating a strategic plan helps us establish a clear and shared vision of where TVDSB is going. It helps us hold true to our mission, vision, and values by providing a step-by-step guide to creating a better future. 

We are preparing to build-out TVDSB’s new Multi-Year Strategic Plan. This plan will outline TVDSB’s goals and priorities for the next 4 years, so we want to do it right. This is where you come in! We want to hear about your thoughts, needs, and experiences so we can create a plan that works for you. 

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