Results on surveys during Telephone Town Hall

October 17, 2012


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6 Comments on “Results on surveys during Telephone Town Hall”

  1. Paul Says:

    What a waste of time and opportunity….looks like a bunch of leading questions that don’t give us any actionable direction for important information.

    Suprise! 50% of people think being healthy is important – fail.

  2. kfarbridge Says:

    These were simply questions that were asked of the 700 participants in the Telephone Town Hall who had the opportunity to ask a number of questions and provide their thoughts on wellbeing. They had to be kept simple because of the nature of the engagement forum. It was not a scientific survey. I thought that the individuals who participated might like to see the results.

  3. sunisairam Says:

    Health and happiness go hand in hand.

  4. Deb Says:

    Why not have a more systematic way of receiving and responding to the citizens of Guelph? This seems a bit promotional. How would there be a more effective use of staff time that would address the concerns of Guelph citizens? After all, how we deal with people every day is where we show our character.
    Nice of you to show the results for the people who participated.
    What was the purpose?

  5. Karen Farbridge Says:

    This poll was just a tiny part of a Telephone Town Hall to gather input into the Guelph Wellbeing Initiative. The Telephone Town Hall was just one part of a broader consultation process that has engaged over 5000 people. You can learn more at:

    It is not too late to provide your input.

  6. Deb Says:

    Good of you to invite me to participate.
    Still, having a culture of respect at City Hall that tranlates into free feedback would seem to be the most effective – and cost effective approach.
    I’m still waiting to hear from friends that City Hall has finally started to be a good neighbour on Carden Street. Much of the activity that has gone on there has neither been neighbourly nor respectful.
    As I’ve said before, it’s how we treat people everyday that makes the greatest difference. . Having said that, thank you for the invite to participate.
    I no longer live in Guelph due to lack of affordability of housing since I’m needing to start over. Policies by people of privilege, that have put some of my friends out of business, or close to it, on Carden Street are also not encouraging regarding future employment.
    Not sure how an energy-intensive water fountain, or rink actually helps commerce or the city. Wouldn’t the money be better spent in other ways?
    Say … like encouraging the University of Guelph Veterinary College to have Spay/Neuter clinics so the City’s shameful actions of the Guelph Humane Society -and it’s heavy kill policies – weren’t even necessary.
    I’m am very disappointed in the City that considers itself so green and a leader for the rest of the country.
    It’s a privileged City that is abusing it’s weath and position as a supposed leader. Leadership, in my book, includes addressing wrongs in meaningful ways.
    Though grateful not to have to deal directly with direct effects of politics there, I’m still hoping for a future transformation for the positive.
    I am someone who has felt the impact of City Hall handling of various matters through the Farmer’s Markets, and City Hall ….
    Holding out hope that this latest initiative does transform into something that does produce well being, not just talk about it.

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