A united vision: Guelph’s Community Plan

Guelph, Ont., May 17, 2019—Last night Guelph presented City Council with its Community Plan—a celebration of our community’s diversity, shared values and direction for our future.

The Community Plan is the culmination of 18-months of conversations, observations, research and writing. More than 10,000 Guelphites worked together to write the plan. They came together in person, at workshops and meetings, online and at special events.

And together is how the plan was presented. City staff were joined by six community members who presented the plan’s six themes, and by Beth Anne Ellipsis, a spoken word artist, who read her piece Navigating All Our Stars. 

Community Plan themes

  • We are home
  • We protect our environment
  • We create value
  • We feel well
  • We play explore
  • We move around freely

What’s next?

The Community Plan is available for any member, organization or business in Guelph to use in their work. The City will be using the Community Plan to inform its Strategic Plan which is already underway and will be presented to Council in July.

Guelph will monitor community progress against the plan and establish a reporting structure for Council.

The Community Plan is a living document. It will continue to evolve and change as the community grows and changes over time.

Community Plan vision

Guelph. We’re grounded in community and our deep connection to the environment. We look out for one another, celebrate our diversity and smile at each other in the streets. We are leaders who shape tomorrow. We tackle local and global challenges through innovation, art and action. And we’re committed to inclusive prosperity—because together, we’re stronger.

For more information on the Community Plan, visit guelph.ca/communityplan.

Media contact

Barbara Swartzentruber
Executive Director, Strategy, Innovation and Intergovernmental Services
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
519-822-1260 extension 3066
[email protected]