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January 30, 2013

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You’ve shared how you feel about the quality of  life in Guelph and you told us how you think we can improve the well-being of people, neighbourhoods and the city as a whole.

 Now you can help us create Guelph’s Community Wellbeing Plan.

 Join a team

Choose a subject that matters to you. Eight different design teams will meet—one for each domain of community wellbeing. Design teams will set goals and make plans to improve Guelph’s quality of life in terms of community vitality, democratic engagement, environment, education, time use, health, leisure and culture and living standards.

 Register for the Design Team meetings here

 Or Visit to find out more.

Domain of community wellbeing Meeting details
Time use: Working long hours, commute time, and time pressures  Wednesday, February 6, 11 a.m-2 p.m, West End Community Centre, 21 Imperial Road South
Leisure and Culture: all forms of human expression, arts, sports and recreation, healthy lifestyles Monday, February 11 6-9 p.m, Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan Street
Living Standards: trends in poverty, income, and economic security (job, food, housing)  Thursday, February 14, 11 a.m-2 p.m, Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Community vitality: feelings of trust and safety, and volunteering rates, caring for others Tuesday, February 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m, New Life Christian Reformed Church, 400 Victoria Road North
Healthy Populations: physical, mental, and social well-being, doctors, hospitals, clinics Wednesday, February 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m, Guelph Community Health Centre, 176 Wyndham Street North
Environment: green space, transportation, watershed quality, state of natural resources, and sustainability of ecosystems February 26th, 2013  11 a.m.-2 p.m, Clair Road Emergency Services Centre, 160 Clair Road West
Education: literacy and skill levels, ability to function, plan for, and adapt to future situations child care centres, and schools Tuesday, February 26, 6-9 p.m, Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Democratic Engagement: citizen participation in public life and functioning of government and role of residents Thursday, February 28, 6-9 p.m, City Hall 1 Carden Street

 About the Guelph Community Wellbeing Initiative

Using the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, the City and its partners are measuring Guelph’s quality of life and developing a shared vision for Guelph’s future so the City and its partners can make better decisions, improve programs and policies, and create a community where life can be lived to the fullest.

About Karen Farbridge

An unwavering change maker seeking a just, democratic and sustainable world.

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