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Welcome to Souris-Glenwood A beautiful, fun, progressive community
Welcome to Souris-Glenwood
A beautiful, fun, progressive community

Take our Souris Vision 2031 survey!

Souris-Glenwood Community Development Corporation Vision 2031 survey

We invite you to take our survey here. This survey is being done by the Souris-Glenwood Community Development Corporation to engage the community and get direction for planning and development over the next 10 years and beyond. Help us make Souris the best place to live, work and visit based on your vision!

In 2000 there were visioning exercises done in the community for Vision 2020 and as a result many new ideas came forward. The SGCDC was able to support things like the skatepark, a new pool, hotel and active adult complex, campground expansion and fire hall along with the amalgamation of the Town of Souris and Municipality of Glenwood to name a few!! 

No idea is too big or too small.  Short term and long term goals are needed. We will use the new ideas provided by participants to shape the new vision!

WHAT IS THE Souris-Glenwood Community Development Corporation?

Economic Development is important to the changing rural landscape in Manitoba and around the world. Local economies have been affected by the changes in commerce, business, trade patterns and globalization.  Community Economic Development is a tool that communities can use to overcome these challenges.  Economic Development means the creation of local jobs, increasing the tax base, supporting existing businesses and improving the quality of life for residents.  The Community Development Corporation is a community driven organization made up of people who live and/or work in the community. They direct their own community development, economic development and environmental sustainability, rather than leaving it to chance.

In order to address the concerns of economic development it is important to have an organization that is focused and dedicated to this role. For the Souris-Glenwood area this is performed by the Souris-Glenwood Community Development Corporation (SGCDC) incorporated in 1995.  This corporation’s purpose is to promote and enhance economic development for the Municipality of Souris-Glenwood. It is run by a board of volunteers that is comprised of members of the community, representation from the Souris and Glenwood Chamber of Commerce, and elected officials from the Municipality of Souris-Glenwood. The functions of the corporation are:

  • Promoting the community
  • Tourism Initiatives
  • Immigration services
  • Skill and capacity development to local organizations
  • Business development assistance and support
  • Site selection
  • Research, data analysis and information
  • Public communications and event listings
  • Working alongside regional partners to support the region as a whole
  • Create and complete Yearly strategic plans as well as Long-Term visions

The corporation is funded by the Municipality of Souris-Glenwood and hires, manages and directs the local Economic Development Officer (EDO). The EDO is available to provide assistance to businesses and community organizations alike based on the guidance and input from the SGCDC board.

Currently the SGCDC is putting together the Vision 2031 Community Visioning and would like your input. If you would like to speak directly to the Economic Development Officer, you can phone/text 204-741-0631 and Echo Finlay would be happy to assist you. Emails can be sent to sgcdc@mymts.net

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