The Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) monitoring program incorporates indicators and targets to measure the region's progress towards or away from the goals and policies of the RGS. Consistent monitoring of indicators is critical to evaluating the effectiveness of policies and the need to adjust actions.
Through consultation with the public, member municipalities, provincial agencies and the RDN Board of Directors 22 indicators and related targets have been selected to measure the region's progress towards the 11 goals of the RGS. The RDN regularly updates these indicators as new information becomes available.
The results of the monitoring program are publically shared each year with the release of the RGS Annual Report. These reports include quantitative data and descriptions of activities undertaken by the RDN and the member municipalities to implement policies and actions intended to move us towards the goals set out in the RGS.
Since the RGS was first adopted in 1997, Annual Reports have been prepared and released to the public forming an online library of information listed below.
There have been fifteen annual reports documenting progress towards RGS goals since the first RGS was adopted in 1997 and the second major review during 2007-2011. These reports listed below range from descriptions of activities undertaken by the RDN to carry out policies to efforts measuring progress using indicators.