Change Camp event to inform Guelph’s Open Government Action Plan

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Press release. The City of Guelph is asking its citizens to help design their government based on the principles of open government: participation, innovation, transparency and accountability. On May 30, the City is hosting a Change Camp that will explore approximately 100 ideas generated by a variety of community-based initiatives and set the direction for […]

Open Guelph Change Camp – May 30!

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Staff memo. To follow up my May 6 presentation to Governance Committee, I have attached a document which provides information to help further explain the concept of open government. I believe that this will clarify some of your outstanding questions, however, it will not answer all of them. The reason for this is because we […]

Jammers work to break down barriers to healthy living

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Press release. Residents, community partners and various government partners gathered for a two-day HealthJam in Guelph May 14 and 15. Hosted by the City of Guelph in collaboration with local, provincial and federal partners, HealthJam 2014 explored how the community can work together to break down barriers and inequalities, co-creating solutions so that all Guelph […]

City and University of Guelph partner to build civic solutions lab

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Press release. Today the City and University of Guelph signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish and lead a civic lab—an innovative and collaborative approach to community problem solving. Civic labs are designed with slightly different structures, but all bring together thinkers and doers from many sectors with a focused goal of finding practical […]

Community to create Guelph's open government priorities

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Today community members are invited to officially begin sharing what they know about open government with the City, and identifying their priorities for making it a reality in Guelph. The information provided will shape the City’s Open Government Action Plan (OGAP)—a five year road map of the City’s open government activities, scheduled to go to […]