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Supporting business owners and equity-deserving individuals in the downtown Guelph community to ensure downtown is a safe, inclusive, and welcoming space for all.

Business Owner, Downtown Guelph

"It makes me feel more secure in dealing with future situations knowing that there are people I can call to help resolve an issue without involving the police. Thank you Welcoming Streets!"

Business Owner, Downtown Guelph

"I think it is an important service that bridges the gap between policing and people getting access to services. You need to have good caring people in this role to make it work which seems you have had."

Main Branch Supervisor,
Guelph Public Library

 

"The role of the library has always been to connect people in our community to the information and resources they need or want to learn about. Having developed a partnership with Welcoming Streets we are able to work collaboratively to support individuals in the downtown who are experiencing homelessness and/or addictions. Through our relationship we can provide a  holistic solution to the unique challenges downtown is facing.  Not only are community members supported but so are the staff at Guelph Public Library. We all come together to offer life changing solutions that benefits not just the individual but the community as a whole."