The Laborie We Want

In the middle of this global health crisis, as we all make every effort to protect ourselves and others from the coronavirus, let us take some time to prepare the future and reflect on The Laborie We Want.


In 2000-2001, the Laborie community conducted an innovative participatory process that led to the formulation of a Strategic Development Plan and the creation of the Laborie Development Foundation.

Over these two decades, a number of programmes and projects have been implemented or supported, particularly in community-based tourism, environmental management, physical planning and organisational development.

Twenty years later, it is time for us to revisit our vision and launch new initiatives.

We invite all Laborians and all friends of Laborie to look at this new draft vision statement and to provide feedback by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by commenting directly on our Facebook page.

Over the coming days and weeks, we will also be sharing information on the projects that we propose to implement in the next three years.

Laborie Development Foundation - March 2020

Our vision

A vibrant community where there is continuous improvement in the quality of life and where people are able to enjoy all the basic necessities and to participate fully in the process of development.

In this vision:

  • there is tolerance, respect and discipline in the community
  • all residents can feel secure and safe
  • there is a spirit and a practice of cooperation and volunteerism
  • residents can all enjoy mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health and wellness
  • skills and creativity are encouraged, and entrepreneurship is nurtured and facilitated
  • there is a good understanding and appreciation of history and heritage, and an active promotion of culture, contributing to pride and self-esteem
  • natural resources are conserved and managed, the environment is clean and healthy, and residents have equitable access to resources
  • there is a strong, resilient and diversified economy
  • the community is aware of the existing and potential impacts of external threats, including climate change, and equipped to adapt to and mitigate those threats