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Rina Estafanos

on 25 March 2013

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By: Rina Estafanos, Sara Qinami, Milad Haddad & Andrew Reynolds Guelph's Strategic Plan 2007 "To be the city that makes the difference" Growth, Environment Technology, Demographics, Politics, Economics PHASE 1.
Project Initiation PHASE 2.
Strategic Listening PHASE 3.
Developing the Framework PHASE 4.
Validating the Framework PHASE 5.
Refinement, Endorsement, and Communication Strategic Plan

Communications Plan Public
Consultation focus
groups telephone
interviews Youth
Challenge surveys Members of council
Senior Management team
Community Members Once validated the plan, was refined & endorsed by council. PUBLIC INPUT Transportation Environment Municipal Governance Downtown Revitalization Focus Groups Public Ward Meetings Surveys Transit friendly
Reduce traffic congestion
Improve public transit system & commuter services
Safer pedestrian travel Model for environmental sustainability
Tax breaks for businesses
Rejuvenate composite waste management project
Manage water supply
Plant trees More parking
Increase downtown safety
Decrease number of bars
Close off downtown to vehicle traffic increase implementation of public ideas
strengthen by law enforcement
provision of services
improve partnerships with U of G Strategic
Objectives Urban Design &
Sustainable Growth Personal Community &
Well Being Economic Opportunity Arts Culture & Heritage Government & Community Involvement Community Identity sustainability Growth management practices downtown Goal 2: Healthy and Safe Community services & programs housing options low crime rates multiculturalism Goal 3: A diverse & prosperous economy employment opportunities investment fair tax policies skilled local workforce Goal 4: A Vibrant & Valued Arts Culture and Heritage culture capital artistic expression heritage resources Goal 1: An Attractive, Well Functioning and Sustainable City community identity Goal 5: A community focused responsible & accountable government consultative & collaborative planning management Human resource Natural Environment Goal 6: A Leader in Conservation & Resource Protection Enhancement local water supply less waste per capita less energy bio diverse city High Priorities Medium Priorities Low Priorities Council Adopted Priorities CEP Implementation
Growth Management Plan
Downtown Action Plan
Waste Management Action Plan Alternative Development Standards
Eastview Landfill Community Park
Hanlon Creek Business Park
Development of a Community Arts Center Bike racks on buses
Dairy festival
The Wilson Street Park Garage
The Civic Square Precinct Study Priorities Outlined by Residents Older Adult Strategy Corporate Strategic Plan
2012-2016 Community Energy Initiative Vision:
to be the City that makes a difference… acting locally and globally to improve the lives of residents, the broader community and the world. Mission: to build an exceptional City by providing outstanding municipal service and value. Values: Integrity, Excellence and Wellness By 2031, the population of the City of Guelph is projected to be 175,000 with the greatest proportional increase in the 55+ age What is an age friendly city?
•outdoor spaces and buildings
•social participation
•respect and social inclusion
•civic participation and employment
•communication and information
•community support and health support Community consultations were held during the summer of 2012 in order to develop a
comprehensive understanding of what matters for older adults in the City of Guelph. Example of Innovative Practice Some Cities offer travel training to assist riders with disabilities and older adults to understand how to use public transit
Subsidized taxi program in Waterloo allows seniors to take the bus to the grocery store and subsidizes taxi home High school students and seniors in Guelph-Wellington developed an information package to be used in high schools to address ageism and elder abuse. Examples of Innovative Practices Examples of Innovative Practices The city of Toronto waives fees for recreation and leisure programs for older adults who are below the low-income cut off. Examples of Innovative Practices A partnership between Family Service Regina and high school students provides free grocery shopping and delivers for seniors who are isolated
Partnership between the city of Calgary, the distress line and agencies that provide outreach to seniors had trained over 6000 "connectors" to look for signs that a senior is at risk Guelph’s goals under the plan are to:
•use less energy in 25 years than we do today

•consume less energy per capita than comparable Canadian cities

•produce less greenhouse gas per capita than the current global average The corporate strategic plan includes three areas of strategic focus for 2012-16:

1.Organizational Excellence

2.Innovation in Local

3.City Building
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