Whitehorse 2040 - Official Community Plan Review

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We are in the midst of reviewing our Official Community Plan (OCP). The OCP is the City's highest level planning document, setting overall direction for the community over the next 20 years.

Phase 2 meetings are now underway! The full list of upcoming meetings is below. There will be several engagement opportunities in May and June 2019. This page will be updated as they are confirmed.

Get involved today! 

An OCP is a community-led plan that reflects the ideas, aspirations, priorities, and expertise of Whitehorse residents. Your involvement is key to setting the direction on how you live, work, and play in your city. Whitehorse 2040 will have four phases.

Phase 2 engagement has started with a series of 7 meetings, with each neighbourhood of the city invited to come and share their expertise and ideas about where they live. Remaining meetings include:               

  • June 4: Riverdale                                
    • 7-9pm Workshop
    • Christ the King School gym

Additional Phase 2 engagement opportunities will start in June, and will be announced shortly!

Quick Links

April 2019: The Phase 1 Report has been released! This report contains a summary of all background reports that will inform the OCP, Whitehorse statistics, and a summary of what we heard in Phase 1. We had 755 responses in Phase 1. Thank you!

Download the OCP Backgrounder for a handy reference guide to what an OCP is and what's in it.

Download the current OCP, still in effect until a new plan is adopted.

Our housing demand infographic describes some of the factors that will influence housing demand into the future.

Staff have produced two videos to help spread info about the OCP review. 


Phase 2 is called "Explore New Concepts" and is the portion of the process where we determine new ideas for areas of the plan that don't already have recent planning work completed. Then in Phase 3 we will combine these with other planning work that's already been previously completed to create a draft plan.

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What's in an OCP?

The Municipal Act gives municipalities the power to create an OCP and also specifies they must be reviewed within a regular period of time. Once adopted by Council, work produced by the City must align with the OCP including the Zoning Bylaw and other regulatory and policy documents. An OCP is used by the City to make decisions on land-use planning, housing, growth, conservation, recreation, transportation, relationships with other governments, and more!

City staff have been working towards a new OCP for several years now by arranging to have numerous supporting documents completed in time to be integrated into the OCP. The work that has gone into plans such as the Sustainability Plan, Parks and Recreation Master Plan, Downtown Plan, Marwell Plan, Transit Master Plan, and Bicycle Network Plan will not be duplicated, but rather guide and be integrated into the OCP. View the list of plans that will be integrated.

Additional work is ongoing and are scheduled to be complete in time to be integrated into the next OCP. These are:

Contact us

 City of Whitehorse Planning & Sustainability Services
 E: ocp@whitehorse.ca
 P: 867-668-8337
 O: 2nd Floor of Municipal Services Building, 4210 4th Avenue