Our members span the entire spectrum of the social change sector, from not-for-profits, to independent researchers, to social entrepreneurs. It’s obvious that there is a strong and interconnected community of social changemakers already alive and well in Guelph. Our goal is to highlight, support, and enhance their work through offering new ways of collaborating, coordinating, and building capacity – together as a community.
We offer free and accessible literacy program for adults and families, and publish practitioner resources.
All Sorts Acre
We put permaculture into practice to grow food and non-food agricultural products, and teach others how to as well.
Architectural Conservancy Ontario – Guelph/Wellington Branch
We advocate for the preservation and protection of our architectural and cultural heritage.
Barking Dog Studios
We help people use design and the internet to create positive change.
Bennett Business Connections
We provide professional and knowledgeable IT to support small businesses.
We publish online digital sheet music and provide music notating and engraving services.
We enhance the capacity of youth to create a better future for themselves and their communities
Community Environmental Leadership Program and Headwaters (CELP)
We are high school students engaged in hands-on learning, leadership and sustainability skills development.
Central Student Association – University of Guelph
We believe that students have the power to organize and to make change, to speak out and speak up.
Co-operators Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship
We support sustainability and community engagement through transformational learning experiences and research.
Centre for Work, Families and Well-being – University of Guelph
We collaborate on community based research that contributes to individual, family, and community well-being.
Council of Canadians – Guelph Chapter
We promote progressive policies on water, fair trade, energy security and public health care.
Everdale Organic Farm and Learning Centre
We provide hands-on educational experiences to promote sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and alternative building methods.
We encourage and support farmers to develop locally oriented, ecologically sound and economically viable enterprises
Future Watch Environment Development and Education Partners
We spearhead projects that are culturally sensitive and focus on social, economic and environmental development.
We specialize in the social and economic dimensions of land, resource, and environmental management.
Guelph Arts Council
We believe in the power of arts and culture.
Guelph Campus Co-Op
We are a student owned and operated co-operative cultivating leadership, participation, empowerment, self-sufficiency, and responsibility.
Guelph Civic League
We increase urban literacy and advocate for local democracy that is inviting, inclusive and transparent.
Guelph (Ontario) Food Swap
We provide an opportunity for people to meet and swap items they have made or grown themselves.
Guelph Jazz Festival
We present innovative jazz and creative improvised music in a community which fosters alternative ways of seeing and hearing the world.
Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition
We aim for a health, safe community where everyone feels at home.
Guelph Symphony Orchestra
We provide performances of orchestral classics and new music to audiences in the City of Guelph.
Guelph Tech and Design Cluster
We highlight Guelph’s creative economy.
Guelph Urban Forest Friends
We work to maintain and increase the health, integrity and area of Guelph’s urban forest.
Guelph Wellington Health Coalition
We proactively protect publicly funded universal health care through information and leadership.
We create and present music-focused events and projects within a non-commercial, environmentally responsible framework.
Humane Society of Guelph-Wellington
We promote the welfare of all animals and prevent cruelty and suffering.
Improvisation, Community and Social Practice Research Project (ICASP)
We explore musical improvisation as a model for social change.
Inclusive Counselling, Consulting and Training
We offer counselling, consulting and training services that specialize in the areas of gender, sexuality and diversity.
We are a social enterprise that listens, connects and supports: a catalyst for entrepreneurial initiative.
We help organizations have more effective conversations in the workplace so it feels good to work and its easier to get results.
Meredith Scott – Voice, Text and Dialect Coach
We work with actors and other professionals to improve their voice, speech and communication skills.
We seek to transform contemporary life by working with artists, cultural mediators, public intellectuals and other partners to develop new approaches to building community and culture.
Newcomer Welcome Centre
We assist newcomers and their families to fully participate in an open, inclusive Canadian society.
OPIRG – Guelph
We provide resources, training, support and opportunities to work collectively on all matters of social and environmental justice.
We publish our politics.
Pearl Street Community
We harness the power of people and energy.
Pinnacle Wealth Management
We offer a debt-elimination program, insurance, investments and financial planning.
Profound Insight Media
We conduct seminars and workshops for solo entrepreneurs and small businesses.
School of English and Theatre Studies
We integrate course-based learning into the Guelph community by taking knowledge production off-campus and developing community-based projects.
Strategic, Healthy, Ecological Design (S.H.E.D)
Spark of Brilliance
We foster recovery and discovery through the expressive arts for people of all ages and abilities.
Student Life – University of Guelph
We promote learning that has a lasting and transformative impact on students and society
Taylor Newberry Consulting
We use social research to cultivate new ideas that strengthen communities.
The NORM Group- Gamma Analysts
We do research and development for home-based businesses, and test naturally occurring radioactive materials.
The Research Shop
We are the portal between community and university research needs.
We work to build a resilient and sustainable Guelph to meet the challenges of climate change and resource depletion.
Wellington Water Watchers
We are dedicated to the protection, restoration and conservation of drinking water in Guelph and Wellington County.