Strategic Plan Scan: Social Benefit

Guelph’s Community Plan

Social Benefit

20 plans deal with social benefits

Focus area: Affordable housing

City of Guelph Official Plan

City of Guelph
March 2018 Consolidation
Focus area: Affordable housing

Priority areas
  • Protecting what is valuable establishes policies and development criteria for: Health and safety provisions aimed at ensuring a diverse, healthy environment
  • Secondary Plans: Lists the Secondary Plans that have been adopted by Council and form part of the Official Plan
Relevant sections
  • Chapter 3: Planning a Complete and Healthy Community
  • Chapter 7: Community Infrastructure
  • Section 11.1: Downtown Guelph Secondary Plan

Older Adult Strategy

City of Guelph
October 2014
Focus area: Affordable housing

Priority areas
  • Buildings and outdoor spaces will be safe, accessible, and appropriate for older adults
  • For older adults in Guelph, housing is available, affordable and supported sufficiently to allow them to choose where they will live as they age

Affordable Housing Strategy

City of Guelph
May 2017
Focus area: Affordable housing

Priority areas
  • Targets and Benchmarks: That the City review the affordable housing target during the next Official Plan review based on factors such as vacancy rate, success of the actions recommended in this Strategy and performance of the market sector in delivering affordable housing;
  • Planning Regulations and Processes: Affordable housing report requirement;
  • Development Charges: Exemptions from charges as a means of financially incentivizing affordable housing;
  • Implementation/Monitoring: Measure the affordable rental housing target as a five-year average, Link annual affordable housing information to existing monitoring reports

Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination

Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Reduction
2018 – 2021
Focus area: Affordable housing

Priority areas
  • Homelessness
  • Housing
  • Food insecurity

A Place to Call Home

County of Wellington
A 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan for Guelph-Wellington
Focus area: Affordable housing

Priority areas
  • To help low-income households close the gap between their incomes and housing expenses
  • To provide a range of housing stability supports to assist with housing retention and homelessness prevention
  • To offer a comprehensive range of supportive housing options for residents with complex needs due to aging, disabilities, mental health issues and addictions
  • To increase the supply and mix of affordable housing options for low to moderate-income households
  • To promote client-centred, coordinated access to the housing and homelessness system
  • To foster access to culturally appropriate housing and homelessness services for Indigenous peoples

Focus area: Food security

City of Guelph Official Plan

City of Guelph
March 2018 Consolidation
Focus area: Food security

Priority areas
  • Protecting what is valuable establishes policies and development criteria for: Health and safety provisions aimed at ensuring a diverse, healthy environment;
  • Secondary Plans: Lists the Secondary Plans that have been adopted by Council and form part of the Official Plan

Solid Waste Management Master Plan Review

City of Guelph
2014
Focus area: Food security

Priority area
  • Residential: Establish a Food Waste Reduction Campaign

Smart Cities

City of Guelph/County of Wellington
2018
Focus area: Food security

Priority area
  • Cultivating access to nutritious food within our community

Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination

Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Reduction
2018 – 2021
Focus area: Food security

Priority areas
  • Homelessness
  • Housing
  • Food insecurity

A Place to Call Home

County of Wellington
A 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan for Guelph-Wellington
Focus area: Food security

Priority areas
  • To help low-income households close the gap between their incomes and housing expenses
  • To provide a range of housing stability supports to assist with housing retention and homelessness prevention
  • To offer a comprehensive range of supportive housing options for residents with complex needs due to aging, disabilities, mental health issues and addictions
  • To increase the supply and mix of affordable housing options for low to moderate-income households
  • To promote client-centred, coordinated access to the housing and homelessness system
  • To foster access to culturally appropriate housing and homelessness services for Indigenous peoples

Focus area: Diversity

City of Guelph Official Plan

City of Guelph
March 2018 Consolidation
Focus area: Diversity

Priority areas
  • Protecting what is valuable establishes policies and development criteria for: Health and safety provisions aimed at ensuring a diverse, healthy environment;
  • Secondary Plans: Lists the Secondary Plans that have been adopted by Council and form part of the Official Plan
Relevant sections
  • Chapter 4: Protecting What is Valuable
  • Chapter 8: Urban Design
  • Chapter 9: Land Use

Recreation, Parks & Culture Strategic Master Plan & South End Centre Component Study

City of Guelph
July 2009
Focus area: Diversity

Priority areas
  • An accessible and inclusive community that provides access for all: Accessible and inclusive opportunities to participate in recreation, parks, and cultural activities for all residents, regardless of physical ability, ethnic origin, and economic means, A community without barriers to participation in introductory‐level recreational and cultural activities, Active engagement of under‐represented groups (including – but not limited to – those with culturally diverse backgrounds, persons of low income, persons with disabilities, and youth) in program and service planning and delivery
  • A leader in service excellence: A continued commitment to be a high-performance organization through the employment of best practices such as Integrated Service Delivery, A delivery system that leverages municipal resources and those of non‐municipal partners

Think Youth: Guelph Youth Strategy

City of Guelph
2013 – 2018
Focus area: Diversity

Priority areas
  • Marginalized Youth: Prioritize marginalized youth so that they are always taken into consideration in program and youth planning; Culture
  • Identity and Belonging: Provide Anti-Racism/Anti Oppression training for all City of Guelph staff that engage with youth
  • Youth Space: Provide free, accessible space for emerging and existing youth groups/committees
  • Create positive youth space in all publicly accessible City of Guelph facilities
  • Environment: Maintain and expand City environmental programs to include a youth audience
  • Health and Wellness: Develop and promote the City of Guelph online Youth Service‘s Hub

Diversity and Inclusion Plan

City of Guelph
Focus area: Diversity

Priority areas
  • Foundation – Using our employment systems as the foundation of an inclusive culture: Align and communicate policy changes in ways that relate to broader diversity and inclusion activities
  • Help current and potential workforce understand commitment, action and accountabilities for building a workplace that is inclusive
  • Flexibility Works – Growing an inclusive culture through flexible mindsets and work practices: Embed flexibility into key diversity programs
  • Network and Industry Partners – Growing a diverse workforce and driving an inclusive culture through networks and industry partners:
  • Embed inclusive messaging into all job adverts, employment outreach activities and onboarding materials to attract a diverse candidate pool and reinforce messaging for all new team members
  • Celebrate and recognise both achievements and initiatives to build a more inclusive culture

Dufferin Wellington Special Needs Strategy

City of Guelph
Focus area: Diversity

Priority areas
  • Coordinating service planning: New service planning coordinators for children and youth with multiple or complex special needs will connect families to the right services and supports
  • Making supports and service delivery seamless: The delivery of rehabilitation services, such as speech-language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy will be integrated
  • Services will be easier to access and seamless from birth through the school years

Growing Great Kids

Growing Great Kids Network
Focus area: Diversity

Priority areas
  • Equitable access to early years services for children birth to 6 years of age and their families: Increase early years’ service levels, Increase accessibility to early years services and programmes
  • Make early years services and programmes respond to the diversity of children & their families in our community
  • A Growing Great Kids (GGK) website that is relevant for families and service providers: Improve accessibility of the GGK website to families and service providers
  • Make GGK website content relevant to the needs of users (families and service providers), improve families’ access to internet
  • Smooth transition to school experiences for children, their families and educators: Enhance the capacity of early years service system to support the transition to school process

Growing Great Kids

Growing Great Generations Network
Focus area: Diversity

Priority areas
  • Equitable access to early years services for children birth to 6 years of age and their families: Increase early years’ service levels, Increase accessibility to early years services and programmes, Make early years services and programmes respond to the diversity of children & their families in our community
  • A Growing Great Kids (GGK) website that is relevant for families and service providers: Improve accessibility of the GGK website to families and service providers, Make GGK website content relevant to the needs of users (families and service providers), Improve families’ access to internet
  • Smooth transition to school experiences for children, their families and educators: Enhance the capacity of early years service system to support the transition to school process

Focus area: Accessibility

City of Guelph Official Plan

City of Guelph
March 2018 Consolidation
Focus area: Accessibility

Priority areas
  • Protecting what is valuable establishes policies and development criteria for: Health and safety provisions aimed at ensuring a diverse, healthy environment
  • Secondary Plans that have been adopted by Council and form part of the Official Plan
Relevant sections
  • Chapter 3: Planning a Complete and Healthy Community
  • Chapter 5: Movement of People and Goods – An Integrated Transportation System
  • Chapter 8: Urban Design
  • Chapter 9: Land Use
  • Section 11.1: Downtown Guelph Secondary Plan

Recreation, Parks & Culture Strategic Master Plan & South End Centre Component Study

City of Guelph
July 2009
Focus area: Accessibility

Priority areas
  • An accessible and inclusive community that provides access for all: Accessible and inclusive opportunities to participate in recreation, parks, and cultural activities for all residents, regardless of physical ability, ethnic origin, and economic means
  • A community without barriers to participation in introductory‐level recreational and cultural activities, Active engagement of under‐represented groups (including – but not limited to – those with culturally diverse backgrounds, persons of low income, persons with disabilities, and youth) in program and service planning and delivery
  • A leader in service excellence: A continued commitment to be a high-performance organization through the employment of best practices such as Integrated Service Delivery, A delivery system that leverages municipal resources and those of non‐municipal partners
  • A leader in service excellence: A continued commitment to be a high-performance organization through the employment of best practices such as Integrated Service Delivery, A delivery system that leverages municipal resources and those of non‐municipal partners

Think Youth: Guelph Youth Strategy

City of Guelph
2013 – 2018
Focus area: Accessibility

Priority areas
  • Marginalized Youth: Prioritize marginalized youth so that they are always taken into consideration in program and youth planning; Culture
  • Identity and Belonging: Provide Anti-Racism/Anti Oppression training for all City of Guelph staff that engage with youth
  • Youth Space: Provide free, accessible space for emerging and existing youth groups/committees
  • Create positive youth space in all publicly accessible City of Guelph facilities
  • Environment: Maintain and expand City environmental programs to include a youth audience
  • Health and Wellness: Develop and promote the City of Guelph online Youth Service‘s Hub

Diversity and Inclusion Plan

City of Guelph
Focus area: Accessibility

Priority areas
  • Foundation – Using our employment systems as the foundation of an inclusive culture: Align and communicate policy changes in ways that relate to broader diversity and inclusion activities, Help current and potential workforce understand commitment, action and accountabilities for building a workplace that is inclusive;
  • Flexibility Works – Growing an inclusive culture through flexible mindsets and work practices: Embed flexibility into key diversity programs;
  • Network and Industry Partners – Growing a diverse workforce and driving an inclusive culture through networks and industry partners: Embed inclusive messaging into all job adverts, employment outreach activities and onboarding materials to attract a diverse candidate pool and reinforce messaging for all new team members, Celebrate and recognise both achievements and initiatives to build a more inclusive culture

Dufferin Wellington Special Needs Strategy

City of Guelph
Focus area: Accessibility

Priority areas
  • Coordinating service planning: New service planning coordinators for children and youth with multiple or complex special needs will connect families to the right services and supports
  • Making supports and service delivery seamless: The delivery of rehabilitation services, such as speech-language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy will be integrated
  • Services will be easier to access and seamless from birth through the school years

Growing Great Kids

Growing Great Kids Network
Focus area: Accessibility

Priority areas
  • Equitable access to early years services for children birth to 6 years of age and their families: Increase early years’ service levels, Increase accessibility to early years services and programmes
  • Make early years services and programmes respond to the diversity of children & their families in our community
  • A Growing Great Kids (GGK) Network website that is relevant for families and service providers: Improve accessibility of the GGK website to families and service providers
  • Make GGK website content relevant to the needs of users (families and service providers), Improve families’ access to internet
  • Smooth transition to school experiences for children, their families and educators: Enhance the capacity of early years service system to support the transition to school process

Growing Great Kids

Growing Great Generations Network
Focus area: Accessibility

Priority areas
  • Equitable access to early years services for children birth to 6 years of age and their families: Increase early years’ service levels, Increase accessibility to early years services and programmes, Make early years services and programmes respond to the diversity of children & their families in our community
  • A Growing Great Kids (GGK) website that is relevant for families and service providers: Improve accessibility of the GGK website to families and service providers, Make GGK website content relevant to the needs of users (families and service providers), Improve families’ access to internet
  • Smooth transition to school experiences for children, their families and educators: Enhance the capacity of early years service system to support the transition to school process

Guelph Transit Growth Strategy and Plan and Mobility Services Review

City of Guelph
2010
Focus area: Accessibility

Priority area
  • 5-year ridership growth plan for conventional transit services

Older Adult Strategy

City of Guelph
October 2014
Focus area: Accessibility

Priority areas
  • Buildings and outdoor spaces will be safe, accessible, and appropriate for older adults
  • For older adults in Guelph, housing is available, affordable and supported sufficiently to allow them to choose where they will live as they age

Community Engagement Framework

City of Guelph
August 2015
Focus area: Accessibility

Priority area
  • Support the City’s strategic goals through transparent, accountable, consistent and accessible community engagement

Community Investment Strategy

City of Guelph
Phase 2 Report – September 2012
Focus area: Accessibility

Priority area
  • Ensure that activities in Guelph are inclusive and accessible for all citizens

Multi-Year Accessibility Plan

City of Guelph
2013 – 2017
Focus area: Accessibility

Priority areas
  • To meet the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA, 2005) Standards for Customer Service and the Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation;
  • To build awareness with City staff to support identifying, removing, and preventing barriers for people with disabilities

Sustainable Neighbourhood Engagement Framework

City of Guelph
June 2010
Focus area: Accessibility

Priority area
  • Enhance work of neighbourhood groups by providing City supports while reducing barriers to operations

Theory of Change

Adverse Childhood Experiences Coalition Guelph Wellington
July 2018
Focus area: Accessibility

Priority areas
  • Theory of Change: To identify actions and interventions that move towards a shared vision
  • Stakeholder engagement: To increase our collective knowledge about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), as well as to strengthen skills and strategies to support people who have experienced ACEs

Framework & Theory of Change, Strategic Plan

Toward Common Ground
Focus area: Accessibility

Priority area
  • Collaborative Responses to Unmet Needs: Work with local stakeholders to collectively respond to unmet needs

A Place to Call Home

County of Wellington
A Place to Call Home: A 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan for Guelph-Wellington
Focus area: Accessibility

Priority areas
  • To help low-income households close the gap between their incomes and housing expenses
  • To provide a range of housing stability supports to assist with housing retention and homelessness prevention
  • To offer a comprehensive range of supportive housing options for residents with complex needs due to aging, disabilities, mental health issues and addictions
  • To increase the supply and mix of affordable housing options for low to moderate-income households
  • To promote client-centred, coordinated access to the housing and homelessness system
  • To foster access to culturally appropriate housing and homelessness services for Indigenous peoples