Intergovernmental Relations and Policy supports Council, the Chief Administrative Officer and the Executive Team by providing expert advice and guidance on provincial and federal policy matters, proactively building strong relationships with other levels of government, municipal and community partners to influence policies, advance community needs and further the City’s goals.
Intergovernmental relations works across City departments with Council and staff on a wide range of intergovernmental advocacy issues, funding opportunities and priorities such as regional transportation, infrastructure, jobs and economy.
- Federal infrastructure funding projects
- The City of Guelph’s advocacy booklet for federal and provincial funding opportunities
- Municipal guide to the sharing economy—prepared by the City of Guelph and released at AMO in August, 2017
Participation in municipal associations by Mayor and Council
Council and staff collaborate with municipal associations to address common concerns and issues with provincial and federal levels of government.
Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario
The Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) represents 67 per cent of Ontario’s population with Mayors of 27 communities with more than 100,000 residents. LUMCO advocates for issues and policies important to Ontario’s largest cities.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901.
Association of Municipalities Ontario
Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) works to make municipal governments stronger and more effective. Through AMO, Ontario’s 444 municipalities work together to achieve shared goals and meet common challenges.
Mayors of Southwest Ontario
Mayors of Southwest Ontario (MOSO) is a collaboration of 11 mayors from across Southwestern Ontario committed to advancing the shared priorities of the region’s 2.5 million Ontarians. MOSO represents a forum for the sharing of information, best practices and ideas from community to community.
For more information
Cathy Kennedy, Manager
Policy and Intergovernmental Relations
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
519-822-1260 extension 2255