A Positive Meeting
HBC STRATEGIC PLAN:
On Monday, April 23, 2012, Heritage BC sat down with Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, who is responsible for the heritage file. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the recently-completed HBC Strategic Plan which Mr. Thomson had generously assisted last fall with a $35,000 project grant. The plan envisions a more independent organization and a new relationship with the provincial government, as a partner rather than a client. It also seeks a further provincial contribution to the Heritage Legacy Fund to create permanent baseline operating revenue for HBC.
The conversation with Mr. Thomson was pragmatic and positive. The Minister is looking for more detail, a fully-developed business case that he can take to Treasury Board to bolster the proposal for government investment in the new vision. The meeting concluded with an agreement that the ministry will provide further funding to bring in some professional help to take the strategic plan through the final stages. Heritage BC will move quickly to complete the business case over the next few months since time is of the essence.
Click here to download a pdf of the Strategic Plan
» Heritage BC Strategic Plan 2012