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The future is not something we enter.
The future is something we create.
- Leonard I. Sweet, Author/Futurist

What is an Integrated Community Sustainability Plan?

An Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) consists of a vision, strategic plan and process for creating the future we want for our community. It is a high-level policy document and participatory process that is comprehensive, community-wide and long-term. An ICSP should be developed by all community partners in order to successfully create the shared future articulated within it.


Integrated community sustainability planning is about transformative change as well as incremental improvements. It is about a new way of thinking, making decisions and collaborating. It’s a long-term process that requires leadership, shared commitment, hard work and sustained effort.

Download Invermere's ICSP

Invermere’s ISCP, Imagine Invermere, has been developed by the Community Sustainability Advisory Team (CSAT) along with the community, and implemented by the community, using a transparent process to ensure accountability. The plan will:


  • Provide guidance 
It will articulate a vision and priorities that outline what Invermere would like to look like and be in the future. It will also define what our sustainability objectives are so we can create a successful community and do so in a way that aligns with the principles for a sustainable society.
  • Ensure action
 Meaningful community participation and ultimately on-the-ground action toward the vision will be enabled by establishing concrete strategy areas, a description of success within each, and an ongoing action planning process.
  • Measure progress
 A monitoring system will be developed to track our progress and performance in order to learn and improve.
  • Ensure continuous engagement and progress 
The ongoing action planning process and decision-informing tools will ensure continuous participation and improvement, building on existing and new approaches.


Read about the Imagine Invermere Team