Great Goals for a Golden Decade

1 Make British Columbia the best-educated, most literate jurisdiction on the continent.
2 Lead the way in North America in healthy living and physical fitness.
3 Build the best system of support in Canada for persons with disabilities, those with special needs, children at risk, and seniors.
4 Lead the world in sustainable environmental management, with the best air and water quality, and the best fisheries management, bar none.
5 Create more jobs per capita than anywhere else in Canada.


To be a prosperous and just province, whose citizens achieve their potential and have confidence in the future.

Government’s core values are

  • Integrity: to make decisions in a manner that is consistent, professional, fair, transparent and balanced;
  • Fiscal Responsibility: to implement affordable public policies;
  • Accountability: to enhance efficiency, effectiveness and the credibility of government;
  • Respect: to treat all citizens equitably, compassionately and respectfully; and
  • Choice: to afford citizens the opportunity to exercise self-determination.

Letter from the Premier

British Columbia is the best it has ever been. Our economy is robust, unemployment is at the lowest level in 30 years, and British Columbians are feeling positive about our province and what our collective future can be. Our government is moving forward with actions to keep our economy strong, to improve the lives of British Columbians, and to take advantage of the extraordinary opportunities that are before us.

Our government is continuing to build a strong new relationship with First Nations, concluding treaties and working to close the gaps between First Nations and non-First Nations in health, housing, education and economic opportunities. We are working to improve our health-care system and the health of British Columbians. We are working to ensure that we have vibrant, connected communities that are socially responsible and environmentally sustainable, and implementing a Pacific Leadership agenda. We are improving our competitiveness and productivity through education, skills training and immigration, and capitalizing on our position as Canada’s Pacific Gateway to North America.

This strategic plan sets out an overarching vision for British Columbia and lays out government’s priorities. Ministry and Crown agency service plans and annual service plan reports provide greater detail on how the government’s goals and priorities are being implemented.

Implementing the vision outlined in this plan will help us to achieve government’s Five Great Goals. Success will require the leadership, commitment and innovation of the provincial government, other levels of government including First Nations, communities, business, environmental groups and all British Columbians. Together we can show the world what is possible and make the best place on Earth even better.

Honourable Gordon Campbell,

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