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The Office of Government Relations & Community Engagement (GRCE)

Government Relations & Community Engagement

The Office of Government Relations and Community Engagement is the University's primary liaison with government and community partners, providing strategic guidance that advances the University’s mandate and priorities.

Our office organizes and facilitates connections with government and the community on a wide range of activities from on-campus tours and meetings to funding announcements and community partnerships.

About Government Relations

Working across all three levels of government, the Office of Government Relations and Community Engagement develops and cultivates key relationships with elected representatives and civil service officials that help raise the profile of U of G’s academic and research strengths.

Our office provides guidance and advice to campus partners on government advocacy and public policy matters, including identifying funding, policy or legislative opportunities that further the strategic direction of our institution.

We are here to help – campus partners should contact the Office of Government Relations and Community Engagement to develop an engagement strategy before contacting government officials, including for invitations to on-campus events.

About Community Engagement

As an integral member of our local community, the University is actively involved in community events, civic projects, and charitable initiatives. The Office of Government Relations and Community Engagement is responsible for the University-Community Engagement Strategy – an engagement framework for the University community, the governments of Guelph and Wellington County and the University's regional communities.