Local Boards, Agencies and Associations

City of Guelph Local Boards as defined pursuant to the Municipal Act

Downtown Guelph Business Association

The mandate of this Board is to ensure the Downtown is a vibrant urban center for the community and that it remains the Community’s civic, cultural, social and economic center and to improve business through the creation of a unique environment Downtown and the promotion and advertising of the varied businesses. Established by By-law (1981)-10773.

For more information

downtownguelph.com


The Elliott Board of Trustees

The Elliott Community is a charitable, non-profit senior’ residence offering a continuum of residential and nursing services. The Elliott has completed a redevelopment project comprising of a new, state of the art long term care facility, additional retirement suites, and a community centre offering activities for seniors. The Board oversees and governs senior management on issues of policy, sound fiscal and operational management of this unique facility. Additional subcommittees provide opportunities for greater contribution.

For more information

Trevor Lee
519-822-0491


Guelph Cemetery Commission

The Commission shall maintain, manage and control the said Cemetery and all lands, money and personal property in connection therewith.

For more information

Paul Taylor
519-822-1271


Guelph Police Services Board

Pursuant to Part III of the Police Services Act, RSO 1990, Part III, the Police Services Board is responsible for the provision of adequate and effective police services in the municipality. The Board appoints members of the municipal police service and determines the objectives and priorities for the provision of policing services in the municipality in consultation with the Chief of Police. The Board gives orders and directions to the Chief but not to individual members. As a civilian oversight body, the Board has general superintending authority over the municipal police service through policy development and specific administrative tasks, but not the day to day operations. The Board is responsible for developing the operating and capital estimates for the police service which are ultimately approved by Council. The Board, as the employer, is also responsible for collective bargaining with the police associations and other labour relations matters.

For more information

Agendas and minutes
Cheryl Polonenko, Executive Assistant
519-824-1212 extension 7213


Guelph Public Library Board

The Board shall seek to provide, in co-operation with other Boards, a comprehensive and efficient public library service that reflects the community’s unique needs.

For more information

Kitty Pope
519-824-6220


Guelph Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors

To recognize and honour the achievements of Guelph individuals and teams who have attained prominence and distinction in any field of sport, and those who have made a major contribution to the development and advancement of sports in Guelph. To permanently record and give public prominence to the achievements of such individuals and teams in a public display centre.

For more information

Agendas and minutes
Rich Grau
519-822-4900 extension 2847


Grand River Conservation Authority

grandriver.ca


Macdonald Stewart Art Centre

msac.ca


Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

wdgpublichealth.ca

Local Associations

Town and Gown Committee of Guelph

The Town and Gown Association of Ontario (TGAO) provide support and resources to cities that host post-secondary institutions.

This Town & Gown group has been established as an informal body to discuss common issues facing the Guelph University community such as:

  • Neighbourhood development
  • Community relations and housing
  • Health and safety issues
  • Academic outreach

Last Updated: May 1, 2014. Broken links or incorrect information? Let us know!