Whether your municipality is dealing with current growth challenges, or preparing for future growth, the Municipal Growth Readiness Checklist (MGRC) tool is here to help.
The MGRC, designed by the Ministry of Government Relations, is there to help administrations and councils think about the impacts that growth can have on their community – and what actions, if any, are needed to make improvements.
The tool has been designed in consultation with the municipal associations as a follow-up to the previous municipal government sustainability self-assessment tool.
The launch of the MGRC follows the ministry’s efforts in recent years to help municipalities self-assess their strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities. The MGRC is designed as a discussion starter; a means of getting municipal officials to think about the challenges and impacts that current or future municipal and regional growth can have on their municipality, and whether or not they are able to adequately respond.
Download the interactive tool
Save and print the paper version
Municipalities can gauge their readiness for growth in eight categories:
- Land Use Planning and Governance;
- Administrative Capacity;
- Fiscal Health;
- Service Delivery;
- Public Safety;
- Demographics and Economic Trends; and
- Regional Partnerships.
By focusing on the most pressing growth challenges that municipalities can face, the checklist will provide a basic scan of “growth readiness” and help raise awareness among the administration and council. The previous self-assessment tool focused on municipal government sustainability. Shifting focus to growth readiness will help municipalities prioritize their most pressing risks, all the way to identifying medium and long-term growth goals.
Visit the MGRC’s webpage to find out more information about what each of these categories mean to your municipality’s current and future states for growth.
If you have questions about the Municipal Growth Readiness Checklist, please contact the Rapid Growth Communities Team at: