Evolving Manor Park Community Council’s strategy with clear purpose

Manor Park Community Council annual general meeting date changed to Wednesday May 24

By Allison Seymour

This past fall the MPCC board of directors and leadership team embarked on a refresh of the organization’s strategy with a renewed sense of purpose and increased ambitions for growth.

The strategic plan is robust and reflective of an organization that has matured and progressed despite an ever-complex and challenging external environment and two years of operating through a pandemic. Truly a reflection of Nietzsche’s quote “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”!

The new strategic plan will be shared at our annual general meeting (AGM). Originally scheduled for March 23, it has been re-scheduled to Wednesday May 24. The date change was due to challenges completing the council’s 2022 financial audit because the MPCC is in transition to Canada Wide Early Learning & Child Care (CWELCC) program–otherwise known as $10 daycare.

The MPCC AGM will set the course for the MPCC as we consider new growth opportunities, partnerships and service delivery models. Further, it will support the organization’s continued successful evolution as an employer of choice and thriving volunteer hub in this community.

An extremely important element to the evolution of the MPCC strategy was an intentional review and consultation on the mission and vision of the organization to ensure it was reflective of the organization it is today and aspires to be for the future.
After much thoughtful discussion and debate the team landed on the following brand promise (mission), vision and values.

Our Promise: The Manor Park Community Council promises to create community connections, foster personal growth and collectively share fun.

Our Vision: To be the heartbeat of the community

Our Values:

  • Belonging
  • Creativity
  • Excellence
  • Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Fun

Additionally, the team articulated the following statement which reflects our approach:

As a community-based not-for-profit, we are responsible to Ottawa residents when delivering our recreational programs, licensed child care and events. This responsibility is demonstrated by meeting community needs with care and enthusiasm. Our greatest strength is our employees and volunteers, whom we treat with dignity and respect. Pride in our community spaces, parks and sports amenities is reflected in the safe and friendly spaces we create. Trust and collaboration are built through open communication. We practice fiscal responsibility.

We are excited to launch the new strategy and build on our successes, learnings and opportunities.

We welcome and encourage you to visit our website, follow us on Instagram, and/ or join us at an event or for an activity to experience how we bring our purpose, vision and values to life.

Sip & Shop: Monthly Markets are happening the last Saturday of the month at 1805 Gaspé Ave in partnership with Ottawa Street Markets! Image: MPCC
Sip & Shop: Monthly Markets are happening the last Saturday of the month at 1805 Gaspé Ave in partnership with Ottawa Street Markets! Image: MPCC