City’s Strategic Plan
2019 to 2023
Guelph. An inclusive, connected, prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment.
Setting clear directions
The organization’s vision, mission and values provide the foundation that underpins our Strategic Plan, setting the tone for how our organization works and what we will achieve.
An inclusive, connected, prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment.
Working together to deliver responsible and responsive public service to Guelph’s growing and diverse community.
Strategic priorities and directions
This plan includes five strategic priorities that aim to improve sustainability across many areas, while working towards improved community well-being.
Click on the links below to explore each one, along with the directions that will shape our implementation plans and some examples of actions we could take to achieve those directions.
Bringing the plan to life: a role for everyone
City staff will lead the implementation and reporting of actions to support the Strategic Plan and champion its success. They will integrate the Plan into corporate and service area plans and ingrain the vision, mission and values into the organization’s culture.
City Council will participate in making decisions to further the priorities laid out in the Strategic Plan to support the well-being and interests of the community. They will ensure that administrative policies, practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of Council regarding the Strategic Plan.
The community will work with the City, where appropriate, on initiatives that move Guelph toward its Community Plan goals. The community will hold the City accountable for delivering on its Strategic Plan, being transparent and engaging with them.
Guelph. Future Ready.
On September 28, 2020, Guelph City Council approved the Future Ready Action Plan and Performance Measurement Framework that will bring the Strategic Plan vision to life.
The Future Ready Action Plan defines the goals of each of the five strategic priorities of Guelph. Future Ready. and outlines the focus areas and strategic initiatives that will move this important work forward.
The Performance Measurement Framework tells us what success will look like and gives City staff specific measures of success to work towards.
View the Guelph. Future Ready. Progress report 2021
Read the September 28, 2020 report to Council
Download a print-friendly PDF of the Future Ready Action Plan and Performance Measurement Framework
Read the June 28, 2021 strategic plan progress report to Council