Building our Community Plan involved three key components
Listening—community and stakeholder engagement
To make sure this Plan truly reflects the
needs, priorities and values of the Guelph community, the City embarked on a
year-long engagement process. Between January 2018 and February 2019, more than
10,000 individuals and organizations told us:
What they want
Guelph to be
What matters to them most
Where they see barriers
Where they see opportunities
To probe certain areas in more depth, the
City convened five sector-specific workshops:
The strategic plans scan looked at 80 City and collaboration-based plans, narrowed down to 38 plans for an in-depth study. The scan helped to identify and incorporate existing priorities, uncover new opportunities, understand the relationships and overlap of existing plans, and help people easily navigate and understand the maze of existing plans.
Observing—the Village of 100 data project
The Village of 100 People data project saw the City produce an infographic-based community profile. 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.