Environmental Strategic Plan


Oakville’s vision is to be the most livable town in Canada. This plan recognizes that our quality of life rests on the quality of our environment and on our respect for our natural and cultural heritage. Individually and collectively, we act with innovation and creativity to protect and enhance our ecological environment, while maintaining a vibrant social, cultural and economic base.


Council approved the first Environmental Strategic Plan (ESP) in December 2005 to help improve the environment in Oakville. The plan provides opportunities for residents, environmental groups, commercial interests, industry, community associations, educators and other community stakeholders to identify what they can do to protect and improve their environment, along with the Town of Oakville.

Progress on the implementation of the plan is reported annually to Council.


In December 2011, an update to the ESP was approved by Council. This update reflects the success of the accomplishments to date and sets out new actions for the next five years. The update draws from a series of community focus sessions, the results of the 2009 Community Attitudes Survey, and the actions set out in the town’s other master plans. It also takes into account actions related to the Climate Change Adaption Strategy, and the Community Energy Plan that was developed as part of the Partners for Climate Protection program. The five year update to the ESP is underway for 2017.

ESP Implementation status reports:

Please email comments about the ESP to donna.doyle@oakville.ca or mail to:

Environmental Strategic Plan Comments
c/o Environmental Policy Department
Town of Oakville
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3