Mission and Strategic Plan

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Mission Statement

Idea Exchange supports and inspires our community in the exploration of reading, arts, innovation, and learning.

Vision Statement

We will create an environment of curiosity and discovery through the exploration of the arts and new technologies. This will foster creativity, spark innovation, develop human capital, and support lifelong learning.


Personalized service: Serving people with care

Our members are all individuals, and we want to treat them as such. We will strive to provide personal one-on-one service with courtesy, warmth, and wisdom.

Respect: Our members’ needs and rights matter

We will respect the diverse and individual needs of our members including their rights to privacy and confidentiality.

Accessibility: Open to everyone

We are committed to providing core gallery and library services to every resident in Cambridge free of charge, and to providing convenient, accessible facilities, resources, and services.

Intellectual Freedom: Opening the world to our members

We defend the right to freedom of thought, belief, opinion, choice, and expression as the basis of a democratic society.

Community Report

2023 community report


2023 was a year of celebration for us as we received multiple awards, increased connections to the community, and welcomed a new CEO. The highlights of 2023 have been featured in our annual Community Report. 

Community Report [PDF] >

Strategic Plan

2024-2027 strategic plan


After collecting feedback from our members, staff, and the Cambridge community, we have released our 2024 – 2027 Strategic Plan. The plan features strategic priorities and goals that will guide our library and gallery work into 2027. 

Strategic Plan [PDF] >

Strategic Plan Video (YouTube) >

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1 North Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6
Phone: 519-621-0460

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