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City of Guelph The City of Guelph is a vibrant community of over 100,000 people located in the heart of southern Ontario, just 100km west of Toronto...

Accessibility in Guelph There are over 20,000 people with disabilities resident in the City of Guelph

Local Member of Parliament (MP) – Frank Valeriote

Local Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) – Liz Sandals (email) 

Local Health Resources

Guelph General Hospital services the Guelph area. It has a 24 -hour Emergency Department and has hired "hospitalists" to provide inpatient medical care to patients who do not have a family physician or whose physician does not provide hospital care.

St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre Guelph focuses on long-term-care, complex continuing care, rehabilitation and community outreach programs.

The Homewood Health Centre is a private psychiatric hospital, Canada's premier provider of behavioural, addiction and psychiatric services.

Guelph Independent Living (GIL) is a non-profit charitable organization that is dedicated to promoting the independence, inclusion, participation and personal choice of adults with physical disabilities in our community through the provision of responsive services and supports. Their web site contains information about accessibility that would be helpful to a person with a disability, their friends and family.

The Waterloo-Wellington Community Care Access Centre co-ordinates the delivery of service and information on a host of community health services for persons of all ages.

The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health provides comprehensive public health services including immunization and travel clinic, pre- and post-natal services, sexual health clinic, and many other school and community health education programs and services. The Guelph office is located at 125 Delhi St. (821-2370).

The Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region (ILCWR) is a not-for-profit organization that assists people with physical disabilities. ILCWR offers a variety of programs in response to individual needs including Attendant Services, Community Support Services, and Education and Promotion programs such as the Kids on the Block and the Independent Living Awards.