Tag Archives: partnerships

Accelerate: Collaborating for Sustainability Conference

June 10, 2013

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I was invited to speak today at the Accelerate: Collaborating for Sustainability Conference. Industry leaders, social innovators, and decision makers from large and small businesses, corporations, higher education institutions, government, non-profits, social enterprises, social venture capital firms, and more are meeting to explore how we can effectively collaborate to create a sustainable future. World class sustainability […]

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Building relationships delivering results in the downtown.

September 10, 2012


When your quality of life is being immediately impacted, it is easy to want the “book” thrown at the culprit(s). I get that.  I have felt that way too.  And in some cases this is the right response. However, over and over again, it is being demonstrated (and not just in Guelph) that the more effective and cost-effective […]

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Talking about child-friendly cities on Rogers TV

March 2, 2012

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Here I am on Inside Guelph talking about efforts to achieve a UNICEF “child-friendly city” designation for Guelph:    

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Official opening of Market Square

February 22, 2012

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Community agencies pull together to aid fire victims

October 6, 2011

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Two recent fires in downtown Guelph have shown how, in a time of crisis, community agencies pull together to help. Residents of the affected buildings on Paisley Street and Gordon Street have been supported by a long list of agencies working together: Guelph-Wellington Red Cross, Victim Services Wellington, Wellington County Ontario Works, Guelph Fire and Emergency Services, […]

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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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Water Safety

July 24, 2011

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With the temperature up, people are jumping in the water to cool down.  Tragically, several drownings have been in the news.  The Globe and Mail reported today that the incidence of drowning has been declining with education and that new Canadians, especially those who have been in Canada less than five years, are at a […]

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New program for at-risk youth

July 12, 2011

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This morning I took part in the announcement of the STEPS program – a new program run by Wyndham House to give marginalized and at-risk youth access to sports and recreation activities. The program will serve all at-risk youth in our community. The Province of Ontario is providing almost $50,000 for the program, and employees of The […]

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Official Opening of Clair Road Emergency Servcies Centre

June 20, 2011

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We officially opened the Clair Road Emergency Services Centre today! You may remember its opening was delayed because of a fire set by an arsonist.  Everything has been put right and it is a magnificent facility. This is the first time in Ontario that Fire, Police and Emergency Medical Services have collaborated on a joint […]

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