Teeny Tiny Summits were initiated in 2016 by Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, as a forum to discuss scale-appropriate economic development strategies for Ontario’s smallest communities. In 2017, ROMA committed to multi-year support of the Teeny Tiny program. Teeny Tiny Summits share practical examples, lessons learned and community economic development tactics. Since inception, the summits have been hosted in every region of the province and attracted over 2,250 attendees both in person and virtually. Planning for community economic development activities can help you realize your community’s vision. It allows for strategic use of the resources you have available and provides you with a clear path on how to accomplish your identified goals. A community-driven strategic planning process relies on partnerships, commitment, and community assets all coming together to provide a clear and achievable path to SUCCESS! This session will explore where to begin, critical elements to consider, lessons learned and positive outcomes in the community that resulted. These are the slides used at the March 1 2023 Teeny Tiny Summit.