Community Plan

Champlain Park Community Association Plan

Mission: To promote Champlain Park as a welcoming, engaged and sustainable community.

Core interconnected goals for our community:

1. A responsive, open and accountable organization

Goal: to act as responsible asset-keepers and strong organizers, who maintain open lines of communication and accountability with neighbours

Executive Committee: Board meetings and Annual General Meetings
Finance Committee: Budgeting and Finance
Fieldhouse Co-Ordinator: Fieldhouse administration and upkeep
Communications Committee: Website, newsletters, publicity for CP events
Risk Management Committee: Risk Management for the CPCA (insurance, contracts)

2. A warm, welcoming neighbourhood

Goal: to cultivate a community where people want to: stay and grow; know and support their neighbours; value diversity; and fosters a friendly social environment

Member Services Committee: Member recruitment and neighbourhood welcome
Social Committee: Organize/promote social and recreational events
Neighbourhood Watch: Supporting community security

3. Planning and Zoning Engagement and Action

Goal: to respond to CP infill and other development proposals, and engage residents, developers, and lawmakers in dialogue

Planning and Zoning Committee:

  • Respond to CP neighbourhood infill proposals
  • Stay informed about and respond to broader planning and zoning issues
  • Track bylaw compliance for CP infill projects
  • Manage appeals

4. Sustainable living in a healthy urban forest

Goal: to enhance our environment, reduce our environmental footprint including our carbon emissions, and nurture biodiversity in our unique mature urban forest

Enviro Committee:

  • Spring clean-up
  • Promote the sustainable enjoyment of our greenspaces
  • Promote tree protection, enhancing biodiversity/greenspaces
  • Projects to reduce our environmental footprint i.e. our carbon emissions and waste

5. Civic engagement and action

Goal: to strengthen relationships with government officials, other communities, leaders, and organizations; and to coordinate responses to improve our community and the city

  • Liaise with FCA, BIAs, governments and community organizations on policies/initiatives
  • Respond to pedestrian safety, traffic, parking & transit issues
  • Assist with park development and local infrastructure projects
  • Monitor and engage with civic issues, projects, and processes in our broader area

Enviro Committee: Engages on environment issues
Planning and Zoning Committee: Engages on planning and zoning issues
FCA Representative: Keeps in touch with the other community associations

Community Plan to be reviewed annually – Last review January, 2022