Goals and Objectives

Goals – the Plan’s Focus

Prolonged community engagement involving members of the public, stakeholders and the arts and cultural sector led to the development of the three main goals of the Regina Cultural Plan:

  • Embrace Cultural Diversity – The city’s growing diversity dominated discussion and engagement during the development of the Regina Cultural Plan. An overriding message was the need for the Plan to foster intercultural dialogue and exchange across all communities in order to combat racism and to raise awareness of Regina’s rich and diverse past, present and collective future.
  • Strengthen the Artistic and Cultural Community – One of the strongest messages heard throughout the community engagement process was the need to boldly support the arts, artists, creativity and innovation in Regina. Expanded opportunities for the community to create, collaborate and promote artistic work and cultural activity was a hallmark in the creation of the Plan.
  • Commemorate and Celebrate the City’s Cultural Heritage – Community engagement confirmed a desire for the Regina Cultural Plan to address cultural heritage on both a city-wide, and neighbourhood level, scale.  Supports for both tangible (e.g., historic places) and intangible (e.g., language, tradition) forms of cultural heritage were identified as key measures of celebrating the uniqueness of the city and building community pride and spirit.

 

Objectives – How to Achieve the Plan’s Focus

The three main Goals capture the overarching direction of the Plan, while the Objectives are the actionable descriptions of how to meet the promise and opportunity that is outlined.  The 11 Objectives of the Plan, organized into their respective Goals, are:

  • Goal – Embrace Cultural Diversity
    • Strengthen the Indigenous Community’s Cultural Presence in Regina
    • Address the Cultural Needs of Newcomers
    • Ensure Resources are Supportive of Regina’s Immigrant History
    • Promote Intercultural Relations
  • Goal – Strengthen the Artistic and Cultural Community
    • Build Community through Partnerships and Collaboration
    • Improve Awareness and Access to the Arts and Cultural Resources
    • Support the Growth of Regina’s ‘Cultural Industries’
    • Support Artists and the Arts
  • Goal – Commemorate and Celebrate the City’s Cultural Heritage
    • Demonstrate Leadership through the Management of the Heritage Conservation Program
    • Conserve Cultural Heritage Resources
    • Ensure New Development Contributes to Sense of Place

Detailed Actions connected to the Objectives further describe the tangible steps to making the Plan a reality.  In all, there are 47 of these Actions which can be found in the Cultural Plan.