Guelph you’ve made your mark

Guelph, Ont., May 3, 2019—Yesterday—ahead of a community presentation to Council on May 16—the City of Guelph released Guelph’s Community Plan on behalf of the community as part of its package of Council materials.

The Community Plan started with a simple thought: imagine a Guelph where we are all moving in the same direction toward a shared future. The Community Plan will be our guide as we build a strong, welcoming and prosperous future for our community where everyone has a sense of belonging.

“We’ve had an incredible year with the community,” says Colleen Clack, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Public Services. “Collectively we spent 18 months conducting research, engaging with and listening to each other to understand our values, needs and concerns. We’ve looked at what each other is doing and wants to do, and how we can move forward together. The Community Plan has been created by everyone for everyone.”

On May 16, City staff will be joined by community members to present the Community Plan to Council. Staff will also address the next steps for the community and the City to move the plan from development into action.

“A big thank you goes out to the community, our partners, round table members and staff who have participated and created the Community Plan. This is an aspirational plan that will result in great things for our community when the City, our partners, other orders of government and citizens work together, track and report on our progress, and learn from one another,” adds Deputy CAO Clack.

Community Plan Council Meeting
Thursday, May 16
6 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall, Guelph

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


Community Plan
Discussion Paper

Year of Engagement Analysis Report
Strategic Plans Scan
Guelph as a Village of 100 People
Community stories videos

Media contact

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