Strategic Plan Scan: Economic Benefit

Guelph’s Community Plan

Economic Benefit

27 plans deal with economic benefit

Plans that deal with economic benefit Owner
A Place to Call Home: A 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan for Guelph-Wellington County of Wellington
Affordable Housing Strategy (May 8, 2017) City of Guelph
Asset Management Plan City of Guelph
Bicycle-Friendly Guelph: Cycling Master Plan City of Guelph
City of Guelph Official Plan [March 2018 Consolidation] City of Guelph
City of Guelph Solid Waste Management Master Plan Review (2014) City of Guelph
Community Energy Initiative Update 2018 Our Energy Guelph
Community Investment Strategy (Phase 2 Report – September 11, 2012) City of Guelph
Cultural Heritage Action Plan (CHAP): Background Report (May 2018 – Draft) City of Guelph
Diversity and Inclusion Plan City of Guelph
Grow Guelph Business Retention and Expansion – Report 2016 Grow Guelph Task Force
Growing Great Generations Growing Great Generations Network
Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination
Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership Project – Strategic Plan 2018-2020 Guelph Local Immigration Partnership
Guelph Transit Growth Strategy and Plan and Mobility Services Review (2010) City of Guelph
Framework & Theory of Change, Strategic Plan Toward Common Ground
Natural Heritage Action Plan City of Guelph
Recreation, Parks & Culture Strategic Master Plan & South End Centre Component Study (July 2009) City of Guelph
Older Adult Strategy City of Guelph
Prosperity 2020 (Economic Development & Tourism Strategy) City of Guelph
Recreation, Parks & Culture Strategic Master Plan & South End Centre Component Study (July 2009) City of Guelph
Safe Communities Wellington County: Strategic Plan Safe Communities Wellington County
Smart Cities Guelph Arts Council
Strategic Plan City of Guelph
Think Youth: 2013-2018 Guelph Youth Strategy City of Guelph
Urban Design Action Plan City of Guelph
Water Supply Master Plan Update (2014) City of Guelph
2016 Water Efficiency Strategy Update City of Guelph

Focus area: Learning and training

Bicycle-Friendly Guelph: Cycling Master Plan

City of Guelph
February 2012
Focus area: Learning and training

Priority areas
  • Education & Encouragement: Promote a bicycle-friendly city: Develop an employer cycling recognition program
  • Coordinate the implementation of the Cycling Master Plan through capital projects
  • Be project-ready to make use of new funding opportunities for infrastructure initiation
  • Seek additional funding sources and partnerships

Natural Heritage Action Plan

City of Guelph
September 2018
Focus area: Learning and training

Priority areas
  • Data management and technology to improve efficiencies and share knowledge
  • Education, outreach and stewardship

Think Youth: Guelph Youth Strategy

City of Guelph
2013 – 2018
Focus area: Learning and training

Priority areas
  • Employment and volunteer opportunities
    • Support and advertise already existing employment programs
    • Develop a City of Guelph volunteer program for high school students
    • Create a recognition program for businesses that train and employ young people

Diversity and Inclusion Plan

City of Guelph
Focus area: Learning and training

Priority areas
  • Foundation – Using our employment systems as the foundation of an inclusive culture: Make a commitment to action on the experience of our employees, and recommendations of other specialists in the employment experience, 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: Build capability of leaders and teams to practice more flexibility and agility in their work, Embed flexibility into key diversity programs, Innovate and invest in learning and development programs and practices to best meet our employees unique learning needs
  • Network and Industry Partners – Growing a diverse workforce and driving an inclusive culture through networks and industry partners: Leverage networks and industry partners to foster innovation and bolster the City of Guelph employment systems, 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

Grow Guelph Business Retention and Expansion

Grow Guelph Task Force
2016 Report
Focus area: Learning and training

Priority areas
  • Business development: Encourage support for local businesses, build relationships with existing businesses, help solve immediate business concerns, retain businesses and jobs where there is a risk of closure, increase local businesses’ ability to compete in the global economy, engage in Economic Gardening – create jobs by supporting local businesses
  • Innovation: Continue to invest in technology equipment/upgrade purchases, provide access to research and development, explore potential for the University of Guelph, local agencies and research companies to collaborate with businesses assisting them in research and innovation, ensure partnership opportunities may be explored
  • Workforce development: Ensure workforce availability, stability and quality, clearly communicate information about a mentoring program – especially in areas of human resources, business planning and marketing
  • Business climate: Build a community’s capacity to sustain growth and development

Growing Great Generations

Growing Great Generations Network
Community Plan 2018 – 2023
Focus area: Learning and training

Priority area
  • Social Inclusion: Identify diversity training needs across the service system for children and youth to enhance the capacity of service providers.

Focus area: Employment

City of Guelph Official Plan

City of Guelph
March 2018 Consolidation
Focus area: Employment

Priority areas
  • Land Use: Sets out policies and permissions for the use of land within the City
  • 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
  • Section 11.1: Downtown Guelph Secondary Plan

Older Adult Strategy

City of Guelph
October 2014
Focus area: Employment

Priority area
  • Guelph will be a place where older adults can contribute to the health of the economy and the community by actively participating in paid and unpaid work

Think Youth: Guelph Youth Strategy

City of Guelph
2013 – 2018
Focus area: Employment

Priority areas
  • Employment and volunteer opportunities: Support and advertise already existing employment programs
  • Develop a City of Guelph volunteer program for high school students
  • Create a recognition program for businesses that train and employ young people

Diversity and Inclusion Plan

City of Guelph
Focus area: Employment

Priority areas
  • Foundation – Using our employment systems as the foundation of an inclusive culture: Make a commitment to action on the experience of our employees, and recommendations of other specialists in the employment experience, 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: Build capability of leaders and teams to practice more flexibility and agility in their work, Embed flexibility into key diversity programs, Innovate and invest in learning and development programs and practices to best meet our employees unique learning needs
  • Network and Industry Partners – Growing a diverse workforce and driving an inclusive culture through networks and industry partners: Leverage networks and industry partners to foster innovation and bolster the City of Guelph employment systems, 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

Grow Guelph Business Retention and Expansion

Grow Guelph Task Force
2016 Report
Focus area: Employment

Priority areas
  • Business development: Encourage support for local businesses, build relationships with existing businesses, help solve immediate business concerns, retain businesses and jobs where there is a risk of closure, increase local businesses’ ability to compete in the global economy, engage in Economic Gardening – create jobs by supporting local businesses
  • Innovation: Continue to invest in technology equipment/upgrade purchases, provide access to research and development, explore potential for the University of Guelph, local agencies and research companies to collaborate with businesses assisting them in research and innovation, ensure partnership opportunities may be explored
  • Workforce development: Ensure workforce availability, stability and quality, clearly communicate information about a mentoring program – especially in areas of human resources, business planning and marketing
  • Business climate: Build a community’s capacity to sustain growth and development

Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership Project

Guelph Local Immigration Partnership
Strategic Plan 2018 – 2020
Focus area: Employment

Priority areas
  • Employment and Entrepreneurship: Reduce the number of newcomers who are unemployed or underemployed
  • Raise employers’ awareness about the potential of newcomers and about the available national and provincial programmes that supports employers in this regard
  • Create an enabling environment for newcomers who choose to become entrepreneurs to start up their businesses

Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination

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

Priority areas
  • Livable incomes
  • Decent work

Focus area: Business development

City of Guelph Official Plan

City of Guelph
March 2018 Consolidation
Focus area: Business development

Priority areas
  • Land Use: Sets out policies and permissions for the use of land within the City
  • Secondary Plans: Lists the Secondary Plans that have been adopted by Council and form part of the Official Plan
Relevant section
  • Chapter 3: Planning a Complete and Healthy Community

Bicycle-Friendly Guelph: Cycling Master Plan

City of Guelph
February 2012
Focus area: Business development

Priority areas
  • Education & Encouragement: Promote a bicycle-friendly city: Develop an employer cycling recognition program
  • Coordinate the implementation of the Cycling Master Plan through capital projects
  • Be project-ready to make use of new funding opportunities for infrastructure initiation
  • Seek additional funding sources and partnerships

Prosperity 2020

City of Guelph
Economic Development & Tourism Strategy
Focus area: Business development

Priority areas
  • Focus Investment and Growth: Focus economic development investment on growth sectors
  • Re-position Guelph: Identify and implement “business friendly” initiatives, establish a one-window approval process with clear timelines
  • Strengthen Governance, Profile and Reach: Restructure/re-purpose the City’s Economic Development Advisory Committee, establish protocols to define lead agencies and responsibilities, establish new regional economic development partnerships and business cluster initiatives

Affordable Housing Strategy

City of Guelph
May 2017
Focus area: Business development

Priority area
  • Partnerships: Build on existing partnerships, making appropriate linkages with relevant directions of key stakeholders

Smart Cities

City of Guelph
2018
Focus area: Business development

Priority area
  • The creation of new circular collaboration partnerships, businesses and jobs

Community Energy Initiative Update

City of Guelph
2018 Update
Focus area: Business development

Priority areas
  • Address the way we use energy, with a focus on making a positive impact on the local economy, enhancing prosperity, bringing employment opportunities, and increasing job security
  • Develop strategic partnerships to maximize and expand that sphere of influence
  • Advocate for provincial and federal action to support our efforts

Grow Guelph Business Retention and Expansion

Grow Guelph Task Force
2016 Report
Focus area: Business development

Priority areas
  • Business development: Encourage support for local businesses, build relationships with existing businesses, help solve immediate business concerns, retain businesses and jobs where there is a risk of closure, increase local businesses’ ability to compete in the global economy, engage in Economic Gardening – create jobs by supporting local businesses
  • Innovation: Continue to invest in technology equipment/upgrade purchases, provide access to research and development, explore potential for the University of Guelph, local agencies and research companies to collaborate with businesses assisting them in research and innovation, ensure partnership opportunities may be explored
  • Workforce development: Ensure workforce availability, stability and quality, clearly communicate information about a mentoring program – especially in areas of human resources, business planning and marketing
  • Business climate: Build a community’s capacity to sustain growth and development

Strategic Plan

Guelph Arts Council
Focus area: Business development

Priority areas
  • Advocate for and support: Economic investment in the arts, Cultural initiatives, including cultural planning and creative spaces, that enhance Guelph’s economic development and quality of life

Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership Project

Guelph Local Immigration Partnership
Strategic Plan 2018 – 2020
Focus area: Business development

Priority areas
  • Employment and Entrepreneurship: Reduce the number of newcomers who are unemployed or underemployed
  • Raise employers’ awareness about the potential of newcomers and about the available national and provincial programmes that supports employers in this regard
  • Create an enabling environment for newcomers who choose to become entrepreneurs to start up their businesses

Focus area: Innovation

City of Guelph Official Plan

City of Guelph
March 2018 Consolidation
Focus area: Innovation

Priority areas
  • Land Use: Sets out policies and permissions for the use of land within the City
  • 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
  • Section 11.2: Guelph Innovation District Secondary Plan

Natural Heritage Action Plan

City of Guelph
September 2018
Focus area: Innovation

Priority areas
  • Data management and technology to improve efficiencies and share knowledge
  • Education, outreach and stewardship

Water Efficiency Strategy Update

City of Guelph
September 2016
Focus area: Innovation

Priority areas
  • Reduce water use as part of new growth
  • Research and pilot new technologies and ensure new technology is proven
  • Easy to implement
  • Reduce costs for the City to keep water rates low
  • Stimulate the Guelph economy, where possible

Diversity and Inclusion Plan

City of Guelph
Focus area: Innovation

Priority areas
  • Foundation – Using our employment systems as the foundation of an inclusive culture: Make a commitment to action on the experience of our employees, and recommendations of other specialists in the employment experience, 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: Build capability of leaders and teams to practice more flexibility and agility in their work, Embed flexibility into key diversity programs, Innovate and invest in learning and development programs and practices to best meet our employees unique learning needs
  • Network and Industry Partners – Growing a diverse workforce and driving an inclusive culture through networks and industry partners: Leverage networks and industry partners to foster innovation and bolster the City of Guelph employment systems, 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

Grow Guelph Business Retention and Expansion

Grow Guelph Task Force
2016 Report
Focus area: Innovation

Priority areas
  • Business development: Encourage support for local businesses, build relationships with existing businesses, help solve immediate business concerns, retain businesses and jobs where there is a risk of closure, increase local businesses’ ability to compete in the global economy, engage in Economic Gardening – create jobs by supporting local businesses
  • Innovation: Continue to invest in technology equipment/upgrade purchases, provide access to research and development, explore potential for the University of Guelph, local agencies and research companies to collaborate with businesses assisting them in research and innovation, ensure partnership opportunities may be explored
  • Workforce development: Ensure workforce availability, stability and quality, clearly communicate information about a mentoring program – especially in areas of human resources, business planning and marketing
  • Business climate: Build a community’s capacity to sustain growth and development

Focus area: Financial sustainability

City of Guelph Official Plan

City of Guelph
March 2018 Consolidation
Focus area: Financial sustainability

Priority areas
  • Land Use: Sets out policies and permissions for the use of land within the City
  • 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 5: Movement of People and Goods – An Integrated Transportation System

Water Efficiency Strategy Update

City of Guelph
September 2016
Focus area: Financial sustainability

Priority areas
  • Reduce water use as part of new growth
  • Research and pilot new technologies and ensure new technology is proven
  • Easy to implement
  • Reduce costs for the City to keep water rates low
  • Stimulate the Guelph economy, where possible

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

City of Guelph
July 2009
Focus area: Financial sustainability

Priority areas
  • A leader in service excellence: Long‐term financial sustainability through the fiscally responsible and efficient management of resources
  • A vibrant and valued arts and culture sector: Capitalize on our cultural assets to build economic prosperity, quality of life, and community identity

Asset Management Plan

City of Guelph
2017 Interim Update
Focus area: Financial sustainability

Priority areas
  • Provide levels of service that meet expectations and ensure a high quality of life for the community through: Evaluating and communicating the cost of providing the service, Quantifying the impacts of decisions on service
  • Managing risks through: Establishing the organization’s risk appetite, Developing risk management strategies
  • Demonstrating sustainable, full lifecycle planning through: Quantifying and tracking the full lifecycle costs for assets, Ensuring budgets are supported by asset management practices, Bridging the gap between capital and operational budgets

Safe Communities Wellington County: Strategic Plan

Safe Communities Wellington County
2018 – 2022 Strategic Plan
Focus area: Financial sustainability

Priority areas
  • Maintain ongoing, sustainable funding through the Police Services Board in Wellington County
  • Fundraise and seek-out sponsorship for additional funding for project and activities

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: Financial sustainability

Priority area
  • To support the sustainability of the existing social and affordable housing stock

Focus area: Growth/investment

City of Guelph Official Plan

City of Guelph
March 2018 Consolidation
Focus area: Growth/investment

Priority areas
  • Land Use: Sets out policies and permissions for the use of land within the City
  • 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 4: Protecting What is Valuable
  • Chapter 8: Urban Design
  • Section 11.1: Downtown Guelph Secondary Plan

Bicycle-Friendly Guelph: Cycling Master Plan

City of Guelph
February 2012
Focus area: Growth/investment

Priority areas
  • Education & Encouragement: Promote a bicycle-friendly city: Develop an employer cycling recognition program
  • Coordinate the implementation of the Cycling Master Plan through capital projects
  • Be project-ready to make use of new funding opportunities for infrastructure initiation
  • Seek additional funding sources and partnerships

Guelph Transit Growth Strategy and Plan and Mobility Services Review

City of Guelph
June 2010
Focus area: Growth/investment

Priority areas
  • 5-year ridership growth plan for conventional transit services
  • A vision, with goals and objectives for Guelph Transit, in line with the Transportation Demand Management Plan and Development Charges Plan, supported by performance and design standards to measure and monitor success

Solid Waste Management Master Plan Review

City of Guelph Guelph
2014
Focus area: Growth/investment

Priority area
  • Industrial, Commercial and Institutional: Provide assistance to industrial, commercial and institutional (IC&I) establishments

Water Supply Master Plan Update

City of Guelph
May 2014
Focus area: Growth/investment

Priority areas
  • Investigate existing and new water supply options, including water conservation strategies, considering water quality and quantity, water supply security, economic factors, environmental concerns and relevant regulations

Water Efficiency Strategy Update

City of Guelph
2016 Update
Focus area: Growth/investment

Priority areas
  • Reduce water use as part of new growth
  • Research and pilot new technologies and ensure new technology is proven; easy to implement
  • Reduce costs for the City to keep water rates low
  • Stimulate the Guelph economy, where possible

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

City of Guelph
July 2009
Focus area: Growth/investment

Priority areas
  • A leader in service excellence: Long‐term financial sustainability through the fiscally responsible and efficient management of resources
  • A vibrant and valued arts and culture sector: Capitalize on our cultural assets to build economic prosperity, quality of life, and community identity

Prosperity 2020

City of Guelph
Economic Development & Tourism Strategy
Focus area: Growth/investment

Priority areas
  • Focus Investment and Growth: Focus economic development investment on growth sectors
  • Re-position Guelph: Identify and implement “business friendly” initiatives, establish a one-window approval process with clear timelines
  • Strengthen Governance, Profile and Reach: Restructure/re-purpose the City’s Economic Development Advisory Committee, establish protocols to define lead agencies and responsibilities, establish new regional economic development partnerships and business cluster initiatives

Community Investment Strategy

City of Guelph
Phase 2 Report – September 2012
Focus area: Growth/investment

Priority area
  • Provide greater transparency and accountability to City support for local organizations

Cultural Heritage Action Plan (CHAP)

City of Guelph
Background Report – May 2018
Focus area: Growth/investment

Priority area
  • Options for municipal financial incentives that promote heritage conservation

Urban Design Action Plan

City of Guelph
October 2017
Focus area: Growth/investment

Priority area
  • Invest in streetscape improvements

Diversity and Inclusion Plan

City of Guelph
Focus area: Growth/investment

Priority areas
  • Foundation – Using our employment systems as the foundation of an inclusive culture: Make a commitment to action on the experience of our employees, and recommendations of other specialists in the employment experience, 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: Build capability of leaders and teams to practice more flexibility and agility in their work, Embed flexibility into key diversity programs, Innovate and invest in learning and development programs and practices to best meet our employees unique learning needs
  • Network and Industry Partners – Growing a diverse workforce and driving an inclusive culture through networks and industry partners: Leverage networks and industry partners to foster innovation and bolster the City of Guelph employment systems, 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

Community Energy Initiative Update

Our Energy Guelph
2018 Update
Focus area: Growth/investment

Priority areas
  • Address the way we use energy, with a focus on making a positive impact on the local economy, enhancing prosperity, bringing employment opportunities, and increasing job security
  • Develop strategic partnerships to maximize and expand that sphere of influence
  • Advocate for provincial and federal action to support our efforts

Grow Guelph Business Retention and Expansion

Grow Guelph Task Force
2016 Report
Focus area: Growth/investment

Priority areas
  • Business development: Encourage support for local businesses, build relationships with existing businesses, help solve immediate business concerns, retain businesses and jobs where there is a risk of closure, increase local businesses’ ability to compete in the global economy, engage in Economic Gardening – create jobs by supporting local businesses
  • Innovation: Continue to invest in technology equipment/upgrade purchases, provide access to research and development, explore potential for the University of Guelph, local agencies and research companies to collaborate with businesses assisting them in research and innovation, ensure partnership opportunities may be explored
  • Workforce development: Ensure workforce availability, stability and quality, clearly communicate information about a mentoring program – especially in areas of human resources, business planning and marketing
  • Business climate: Build a community’s capacity to sustain growth and development

Strategic Plan

Guelph Arts Council
Focus area: Growth/investment

Priority areas
  • Advocate for and support: Economic investment in the arts, cultural initiatives, including cultural planning and creative spaces that enhance Guelph’s economic development and quality of life

Safe Communities Wellington County: Strategic Plan

Safe Communities Wellington County
Strategic Plan 2018 – 2022
Focus area: Growth/investment

Priority areas
  • Maintain ongoing, sustainable funding through the Police Services Board in Wellington County
  • Fundraise and seek-out sponsorship for additional funding for project and activities

Framework & Theory of Change, Strategic Plan

Toward Common Ground
Focus area: Growth/investment

Priority areas
  • Seize opportunities to secure local funds for a common purpose
  • Work with funders to align funding expectations and requirements

Focus area: Livable income

Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination

Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Reduction
Strategic plan: 2018 – 2021
Focus area: Livable income

Priority areas
  • Livable incomes
  • Decent work