Plan Cumberland is a project that took 18 months to complete, and it officially launched on March 6, 2017. It was led by the Municipality of Cumberland, through a committee of staff and Council, with assistance from an external consultant. Over the course of 2017 and early 2018, the Municipality worked with residents (full time and seasonal), business owners, and community groups for the future of Cumberland. 

Start - Compile and review existing studies, programs and data, determine strategy for consultation, and identify focus areas or questions.

Analysis - Form a thorough understanding of the context of Cumberland, concluding with a summary report of key issues and possible directions.

Consultation - Participate in a series of activities to gather input from the public and stakeholders.

Drafting - Write the new policies based on ongoing analysis and consultation.