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Stewardship Statement

“The Council of the City of Dawson Creek believes that the future quality of life in the community will be compromised if the current trends in revenues and expenditures are not addressed. Revenues are not growing fast enough to fund predicted future expenditures, especially for necessary infrastructure. Council intends to develop a range of solutions to protect the future of the community and urges our current citizens to actively engage with us in this vital work.”  November 7, 2016  

Council’s 2021 Strategic Priorities

“It is the intent of the City of Dawson Creek Council to continue moving towards new models of funding within the 2021 Budget, which will assist the City in creating a strong financial future. Bringing forward strategic priorities from 2020, the City of Dawson Creek Council will continue working towards a well-balanced budget, while considering new opportunities for funding and efficiencies.”            

Released at the March 8, 2021 Regular Meeting of Council

View the full list of Strategic Priorities here.


Budget Data Visualization

This tool was created to promote transparency and to help you navigate and stay updated regarding the current year’s approved budget operating revenues and expenditures, as well as the last two years of actual budget data.

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2021 Budget 

Key Information

August 17, 2020 – Council approved the 2021 Provisional Budget Timeline and Report 20-154 2021 Budget Assumptions and Timeline Report

November 23, 2020 – Council approved the First Draft of the 2021 Budget.

December 14, 2020 – Council approved the Second Draft of the 2021 Budget.

January 25, 2021 – Council approved the 2021-2025 Five Year Financial Plan: Draft 3 Budget Report.

January 29, 2021 – Council reconsidered motions from the January 25th meeting regarding the proposed 2021-2025 Five Year Financial Plan: Draft 3 Budget.

February 4, 2021 – Council hosted a 2021 Budget Public Consultation. To view the corresponding PowerPoint from the presentation, click here. Want a quick overview? Check out the 2021 Budget Brochure.

February 22, 2021 – Council gave the 2021-2025 Financial Plan it’s first three readings and adopted the bylaw at the Regular Meeting of Council on February 22, 2021.

April 26, 2021 – Council gave the first three readings of the Tax Rates Bylaw No. 4504 and the Alternative Municipal Tax Collection Scheme Bylaw 4505 and adopted them (updated versions to be posted soon). 

April 26, 2021 – Council was presented with the Audited 2020 Financial Statements and the 2020 Statement of Financial Information (SOFI) Report.

Previous Year’s Documents

2020 Budget Information


October 7, 2019 – Council approved the 2020 Budget Process Timeline  and the 2020 Budget Assumption. Some of the recommendation as follows:

  1. That the 2020 Budget Timeline be approved as presented.
  2. That the 2020 Financial Plan be based on the principles and values included in the City’s Vision, Mission and Guiding Principle documents and other bylaw and policy documents.
  3. That the methodology used in preparing the 2020 Financial Plan be based on an integrated and long term approach to setting tax rates, fees and charges and service provision.

October 21, 2019 – First Public Consultation – 1 PM in Council Chambers at City Hall.

December 16, 2019 – First Draft Budget Meeting – 1 PM in Council Chambers at City Hall.

January 27, 2020 – Second Draft Budget Meeting – 1 PM in Council Chambers at City Hall.

February 10, 2020 – Second Public Consultation – 7 PM at the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts.  

March 9, 2020 – 2020-2024 – Five Year Plan Meeting – 1 PM in Council Chambers.

March 23, 2020 – Council to approve first two readings of the Financial Plan Bylaw.

April 6, 2020 – Council to approve third reading of the Financial Plan Bylaw.

April 27, 2020 – Council to adopt the Financial Plan Bylaw.

December 14, 2020 – At the December 14, 2020 Council Meeting, Council will discuss the 2020 Amended Budget.


For more information:

If you have any questions or need more information,  please call 250.784.3600, email, or drop by at the Dawson Creek City Hall at 10105 12A Street.