FUTURE: Sault Ste. Marie
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Join us in realizing Sault Ste. Marie's full potential

FutureSSM is implementing our community's collective vision to build a great city where people want to live, visit and do business. 


In today's world of a mobile work force, the best community development strategy is to create a higher quality of life to attract new residents and businesses. FutureSSM's team is working alongside community members to fulfill and build upon the recommendations laid out in the Community Adjustment Committee Report, A Common Cause and New Direction for Sault Ste. Marie. Recommendations that include building our skilled labour force, addressing social inequities, celebrating our arts & culture, growing our post-secondary institutions, advancing Indigenous relationships, revitalizing our downtown and welcoming newcomers. 

We know through best practices that the only way to reach our true potential is to take a holistic four pillar approach to supporting community resilience. Focusing on these four pillars will allow us to achieve our goals. We will invest in our people. We will celebrate our place. We will create prosperity.

ECONOMIC GROWTH & DIVERSITY

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Sault Ste. Marie will be recognized as a smart, growing, high quality-of-life community that is the home of dynamic industrial sectors, life-enhancing research and progressive post-secondary institutions. As a result, our community will attract talent and capital, and will support a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem.

SOCIAL EQUITY

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Sault Ste. Marie will be a welcoming and inclusive community where everyone is valued and respected, has access to an acceptable standard of living, can fully engage and participate in all aspects of community life, and is able to realize their full potential.

CULTURAL VITALITY

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Sault Ste. Marie celebrates its history, natural and cultural heritage, and diverse identities, transforming the city into a global centre of cultural excellence through inclusive, broad-based, meaningful participation in the sector with continual renewal and growth of its creative economy.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

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Sault Ste. Marie will be recognized as a leader in Environmental Sustainability and Alternative Energy that has a superior quality-of-life based on natural environment and excellent air, soil, and water quality


FutureSSM is a division of the Community Development & Enterprise Services Department at the 

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