The monitoring program tracks our progress, informs decision-making, and ensures accountability towards our goals. Key sources of information used to compile the monitoring and reporting results include data from Tourism Whistler, Statistics Canada, Whistler Community Life Surveys, local utility providers, and internal data compiled through RMOW operational protocols. Progress is reported at least annually for most areas measured.
Following a substantial community effort and many years, Whistler has an updated Official Community Plan and Vision (OCP) that sets the course for the community into the future. Whistler Council adopted the OCP at its meeting June 23, 2020. The new vision and OCP builds on Whistler 2020, Whistler’s previous guiding policy document. Work is underway to align existing community performance indicators with the new vision and OCP. Updated 2019 data will be available in summer 2020.
The global and local challenges that face Whistler highlight the need for an integrated approach to planning. Have you been curious about our community goals, or about how we're working towards them?
The monitoring program provides a number of benefits and essential functions, including:
- Tracking progress toward (or away from) Whistler's vision - allowing the community to celebrate and build on successful programs, and to correct its course when necessary.
- Ensuring transparency and accountability to stakeholders - reporting ensures transparency to community members and other Whistler stakeholders.
- Educating and engaging Whistler businesses, residents and visitors - providing meaningful and timely information in an engaging way helps to illustrate connections between policy, actions and community health.