The City of Prince Albert is one of the first northern communities in Saskatchewan to lead an exciting and innovative process known as cultural planning.
Cultural planning is a process of inclusive community engagement and decision-making that helps local government, businesses, stakeholders, and community members identify cultural resources and think strategically about how these resources can help a community achieve their goals. Cultural planning is a way of looking at all aspects of a community's cultural life as community assets. Municipal Cultural Planning notably is a municipal government-led process approved by Council, for identifying and leveraging a community's cultural resources, strengthening the management of these resources and integrating them across all facets of municipal government planning and decision-making.
This plan will be integrated into other existing planning tools including Kistapinânihk 2035, Prince Albert’s Official Community Plan.
Prince Albert's MCAP has been developed in two phases; Phase 1 was the community engagement process. With the guidance of an advisory committee called the Project Planning Group (PPG) and the important voice of the community, a findings report was developed in December 2015 provides the strategic foundation for this MCAP, Phase 2 is the development of the MCAP.
The Prince Albert Cultural Plan Phase 1 – Community Engagement Report is available at the link below. Please note that it is 100 pages and includes the Cultural Resources Inventory (inventory of over 300 cultural amenities, people, places and organization), as well as the appendices of all community engagement or input sessions and activities. The Executive Summary contains the ten key themes that emerged from the community engagement process.
Phase 2 – the development of the City of Prince Albert Municipal Cultural Action Plan (MCAP) was completed this Spring, with further guidance from the Project Planning Group and community consultation. The MCAP can be reviewed or downloaded at the link below (please note it is 101 pages), and is now ready for Phase 3 - implementation!
The City of Prince Albert would like to thank everyone who contributed to this plan and look forward to working together to continue to develop our community’s culture through the actions and initiatives in the plan! Special thanks to Prairie Wild Consulting for the outstanding job with the development of this plan.