Guelph’s Community Plan “Sprint”

Attention news, photo and video editors

Guelph, Ont., April 23, 2019—The City of Guelph will host a culminating community event following 18 months of research and community engagement to develop Guelph’s Community Plan.

The “City Sprint” will be a high energy, creative afternoon designed to share the values and key themes identified during the Plan’s research and engagement phase. Participants will hear from community representatives and visit stations for each theme to provide feedback and help City Council and the community set priorities to advance the work.

The Community Plan Discussion Paper is available online for those who are unable to attend the Sprint event. The Discussion Paper is an analysis and summary of directions following a comprehensive research and engagement process from October 2017 to April 2019. More than 10,000 citizens, businesses and social organizations were active during the process, which included in-person, online or telephone participation. Additional activities included reviewing 38 strategic plans from the City or collaborative social enterprises; hosting more than 100 events, meetings and workshops; and analysing relevant data from other sources. Individuals can provide feedback on the Discussion Paper which will be used by Council and the City as they develop their Strategic Plan.

Following the City Sprint, final directions will be incorporated into the Community Plan for presentation to City Council on May 16.

What

Guelph’s Community Plan City Sprint

Who

Colleen Clack, Deputy CAO
Community speakers and panel discussion
Community Partners (est. 80-100 participants)
Beth Anne Ellipsis, Spoken Word Poet

Where

Italian Canadian Club, 135 Ferguson St, Guelph, ON N1E 2Y7

When

Thursday, April 25, 2019
1:30-4 p.m.

What is Guelph’s Community Plan?

Guelph’s Community Plan is a united vision that tells us what we want Guelph to look like in 10 or 20 years. It is a community-built road map to guide local government planning and the strategies of the many other essential organizations in Guelph working hard to help make our city great. The Community Plan considers all of our values and end goals – economic, cultural, educational, environmental, social and health, and more. It gives everyone in Guelph a way to monitor our progress together, share what we learn, and adjust when necessary. It will help us walk in the same direction toward a shared future we know will make us proud.

Media contact

Jennifer Smith
Manager, Corporate and Community Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
519-822-1260 extension 2120
jennifer.smith@guelph.ca