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.
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.
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.
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. Network map Existing directions database Plan scan report
Community Plan Household Telephone Survey Findings
A telephone survey of 600 Guelph residents found that community cares about the environment and the well-being of each other, and that there is still work for us to do.
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.
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.