Word on the Street

Guelph CIvic League: The Story of a Grassroots Movement that Changed a City

  • Date: Thursday, March 19, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Workers Arts & Heritage Centre
  • Address: 51 Stuart St .(at Bay) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dave Kuruc
  • Email: info@hmag.ca

What kind of city do you want to live in?

Please join us as Annie O'Donoghue from the Guelph Civic League tells the "Guelph Story" - the creation and growth of a values-based grassroots movement that started with 100 people and reached just under 15,000 within a year, changing the face of local democracy. The Guelph Civic League has spawned other civic leagues across Canada and continues to inspire and demonstrate that democracy can be kept alive between elections.

Open discussion to follow presentation.

The Guelph Civic League is a collaborative network of neighbourhood groups and citizen-led organizations. Their work so far includes encouraging the development of neighbourhood associations, helping get citizens involved in civic issues, working with other organizations to promote their objectives, monitoring city council and city planning decisions, supporting council delegations, and working to protect heritage buildings.

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