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.
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Our focus themes
Click a theme to learn more about what matters to Guelph.
Every voice matters
The City embarked on a year-long citizen engagement and listening process. Community members were invited to provide input at a variety of events and in diverse ways—surveys, focus groups, casual discussions, targeted workshops and on social media.
Guelph as a village of 100 people
This easy-to-digest summary document captures key data points from sources across the community. It shows you what Guelph looks like as a village of 100 people so that our conversations can be based on key demographics and trends.
Scan of Strategic Plans
This process has included identifying and understanding existing goals and priorities across the community so that the Community Plan can reflect and build on what is already happening and clearly identify where the city can go next.
Existing directions database
Plan scan report
Economic sector workshop summary
November 5, 2018
A Community Plan workshop with local business leaders to gain their perspective of business and the economy in Guelph.
2nd Business sector
January 29, 2019
A Community Plan workshop with local business leaders to gain their perspective of business and the economic sector in Guelph.
Environment sector workshop summary
December 6, 2018
A Community Plan workshop with local environmentalist groups and leaders to gain their perspective on the importance of preserving and including the environment in the development of Guelph’s Community Plan.
Social, health and education
sector workshop summary
November 23, 2018
A Community Plan workshop with leaders and community builders from social, health and education sectors to gain their perspective on the role their sectors will play in developing Guelph’s future.
Arts and culture sector
December 18, 2018
A Community Plan workshop with community builders and local arts and culture leaders to gain their perspective on the importance and value of including arts and culture priorities in the development of Guelph’s Community Plan.
Cards for Community
This game is adapted from the Vital Conversations Card Game, developed by the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough in collaboration with the Atkinson Foundation.