Preserving, promoting and developing Wellington North’s unique cultural resources to build a vibrant community and a prosperous economy.
The Township of Wellington North recognizes the practice of cultural planning as an essential economic development tool. Cultural planning is essential to supporting Wellington North in attracting investment, supporting creative talent, and boosting tourism. The Municipal Cultural Plan provides a strategy and recommended actions to leverage local cultural resources to grow the economy, to improve quality of life, and to build and sustain a sense of community cohesion and pride.
To this end, in August 2012, the Township of Wellington North Economic Development Committee obtained Council approval to move forward with a Municipal Cultural Plan. An application for funding was made to the Creative Communities Prosperity Fund of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and in January 2013 word was received that the application had been successful. During February and March 2013, a Request for Proposals was distributed to a number of consulting firms to assist the Municipality in completing the Wellington North Municipal Cultural Plan. AuthentiCity, a division of Millier Dickinson Blais, the firm who had recently completed the Wellington County Economic Development Strategy, was chosen and council approval to hire AuthentiCity was obtained in March 2013.
Wellington North Cultural Roundtable
Cultural Roundtables have proven extremely effective mechanisms for advancing a cultural and economy agenda. The Roundtable is an action-oriented group dedicated to implementing cultural initiatives that is made up of various individuals from the community with interests and expertise relevant to cultural actions. Anyone interested in learning more about being part of Wellington North's Cultural Roundtable should contact April Marshall, Tourism, Marketing & Promotions Manager.
For more information on Wellington North's Municipal Cultural Plan, visit SimplyExplore.ca.