Tag Archives: innovation

Where is the innovation agenda?

May 31, 2012

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I joined the Mayors of Waterloo and Hamilton for a discussion at a meeting of the Association of University Research Parks.  I can say this about the people who make up this organization: They have direct experience as to the investment other countries are making to promote innovation They have direct experience as to the benefits that innovation […]

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Doing business differently at City Hall

February 7, 2012

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Our CAO, Ann Pappert, announced some adjustments to City Hall today to position the organization to deliver results, performance and value to a growing city. You will have heard me say the phrase “doing business differently” many times and in many ways. More precisely, this means “delivering public services better”. We are creating a working […]

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$2M for new water innovations in Guelph

December 19, 2011


MPP Liz Sandals was on hand this morning to announce three Provincial grants for investments in our water and wastewater systems of over $2 million.  We have an incredible amount of expertise in our Water and Wastewater Departments.  City staff apply this expertise not only to providing excellent services to the people of Guelph.  They […]

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Lowest jobless rate in Canada

September 16, 2011


Guelph is in the news as having the lowest unemployment rate in Canada. There are a whole bunch of reasons and people behind our community’s success. This article in the Guelph Mercury about the growing Water Cluster in Guelph tells one of the stories about what is happening in Guelph that is setting us apart: Water […]

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Local company receives funding, City a partner

September 1, 2011

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ENPAR Technologies – local Guelph company – announced that it has been awarded funding in the amount of $341,644 by the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation to conduct final tests of its AmmEL System at the City of Guelph’s Waste Water Treatment Plant. ” The City of Guelph Waste Water Services is supporting the […]

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Research and commercialization partnerships

August 25, 2011

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Our Wasterwater Treatment Department has a strong and successful history of seeking out unique partnerships with the private sector and research institutions.  These partnerships benefit the City and taxpayers and make a difference beyond our city boundaries. And the same opportunity to create jobs and attract investment in the energy sector also  exists for Guelph […]

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Funding for the Arts

July 13, 2011

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The City was successful in receiving $75,000 from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture’s Creative Communities Prosperity Fund.  An additional $48,300 will be generated from the private sector which is being facilitated by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and Guelph Arts Council.  The funding will be used to undertake cultural mapping of our community cultural […]

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