top of page

The Guelph Lab builds cross-sector teams to address big picture policy challenges facing our city. 

Research. Collaboration. Experimentation.



We're committed to sharing what we learn through our projects. Explore some of the questions we've grappled with, and what we've learned along the way.

Challenge Scoping

Framing Municipal Challenges

Why spend time making sure you're working on the 'right' problem? Confirmation bias and other traps to avoid.

COVID _ SFI.jpeg

COVID-19 and Student Food Insecurity

Read our Op-Ed "Student food insecurity: a problem before, during and after COVID-19."

CodeforCanada _ Summit Crowd.jpeg

Embracing Agile Procurement

A workshop at the CodeForCanada National Summit, co-facilitated by Sam Laban

The Guelph Lab is a joint initiative of the City of Guelph and the University of Guelph. 

We use research to create actionable ideas, and we work with partners to test them in the real world.  

We take on challenges that are relevant to the community and require action by the municipality – whether that’s changing policies or bylaws or developing new programs and services. 

We work closely with city staff and community partners to identify projects.

Interested in partnering with the Lab?

Want to join one of our existing projects?

bottom of page