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Developing Strategic Plans for 2017-21

We are now in the final stages of developing the strategy for canoeing for the next four years. The plan has been developed from extensive consultation over the past four months and we would love to hear your thoughts on this final draft. The plan sets out the direction for the whole sport for the next four years - to build on our strengths and address the challenges and opportunities. It presents our purpose, vision and ambitions; together with measures and actions. There are national actions for the UK areas of the sport as well as the English delivery work of British Canoeing, plus suggested regional actions and club/centre actions. The measures will have clear targets set in the final draft. We do hope that you will take part in this final consultation. We recognise it is long - so please feel free to answer the sections that are most interest you.

– David Joy - CEO of British Canoeing

Earlier this year, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of British Canoeing launched a Big Canoeing Conversation to allow everyone concerned with canoeing to have their say on the future of British Canoeing.

An initial online survey to gather feedback on priorities generated vast feedback. This feedback was published (and may still be viewed) here: British Canoeing completes first stage in developing new Strategic Plan.

A second phase of consultation centred on a series of face-to-face consultative meetings around the UK. These started in Yorkshire, and representatives from Yorkshire have had further input since - leading to publication of a Summary Of Strategy Feedback.

Having taken into account the second round feedback, British Canoeing has launched a Final Consultation. This is online, and all with an interest in the direction of travel of British Canoeing for 2017-2021 are encouraged to click here to participate in the survey.

Yorkshire and Humberside's Regional Development Team is encouraging individual responses to this survey but is also going to be holding a series of meetings to facilitate discussion on what this can mean at the grassroots here in Yorkshire and Humberside.

Next meetings: 

  • 7.00pm on Monday 12th September, 2016 @ The Gaping Goose
  • 9.00pm on Monday 10th October - Skype Meeting

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