Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, or ENR, Strategic Plan for 2015 – 2020. This Strategic Plan, which will be tabled later today, establishes a vision, mission, values, goals, and objectives for the Department. The Strategic Plan incorporates the new responsibilities of ENR post- Devolution.
The 2015-2020 ENR Strategic Plan aligns with government policies, including the ENR Establishment Policy, and the GNWT Sustainable Development Policy and the Land Use and Sustainability Framework.
The development of the ENR Strategic Plan was a collaborative exercise. Opportunities were provided for all ENR regional and headquarters staff to engage and provide input into the development of this planning document for the Department.
An Action Plan, which sets out strategic program priorities and key action items with measurable targets, plan to be tabled during the February session to ensure alignment with priorities set by the 18th Assembly. ENR will continue to engage and consult with its partners on programs and services, consistent with its past and current approach.
The 2015-2020 ENR Strategic Plan sets the stage for ENR to better coordinate its various responsibilities and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program and service delivery. The Strategic Plan and associated Action Plan will replace the Framework for Action. These documents will be flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances and priorities.
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.