We believe the best, most representative public policy is developed with input from the community.
This philosophy is captured in the City’s communications vision: An aware and involved community and engaged and responsive employees, capable of listening, sharing ideas openly and working collaboratively to shape Guelph’s future.
Browse the subjects below or check out our digital community engagement site at haveyoursay.guelph.ca.
We want to hear from you
Planning and development applications
Tell us about your experience
Let us know about a particular engagement activity: have you participated in a public event, working group, online survey or otherwise provided feedback to the City of Guelph? Would you like to let us know what we did right and what we need to work on? If so, please answer a short survey about your experience.
Let us know about an engagement process: have you participated in one or more engagement activities about a City of Guelph project that is complete? Would you like to tell us about your experience with the project? If so, please answer a short survey about your experience.
Delegations and comments
You have an opportunity to provide information and express your view in relation to a matter appearing on a City Council or Committee of the Whole meeting agenda. A process must be followed in order to appear as a delegation at a City Council, Committee of the Whole or Advisory Committee meetings or to have written correspondence included as part of an agenda.
From time to time Council establishes advisory committees, which are comprised of volunteer members from the community, to address a specific issue. Advisory committees are an important resource for supporting municipal government.
Community Engagement Framework
The City of Guelph Community Engagement Framework was developed in response to both external and internal demands from community members and City of Guelph employees, for greater clarity, transparency and support for engaging community members in decisions made at the municipal level. The Community Engagement Framework aligns with other corporate strategies, primarily the Open Government Framework, to establish new channels of communication between the Corporation and the community we serve.