GOVERNANCE MODEL

The SEED’s work and long-term strategy is guided by many voices. Below is a overview of our multi-layered governance model and the roles that individuals and organizations play.

Guelph Community Health Centre 

The SEED is a project of the Guelph CHC. The Guelph CHC provides a comprehensive suite of organizational services and supports including: board oversight, legal structure (not-for-profit corporation), policies and procedures, financial and accounting, office and meeting space, administrative support, staff (Director) oversight,  IT, volunteer support, funding (in-kind and other), and HR.

Guelph Community Health Centre 

The SEED is a project of the Guelph CHC. The Guelph CHC provides a comprehensive suite of organizational services and supports including: board oversight, legal structure (not-for-profit corporation), policies and procedures, financial and accounting, office and meeting space, administrative support, staff (Director) oversight,  IT, volunteer support, funding (in-kind and other), and HR.

Advisory Team 

Provides continuous insight and advisory input, and helps to plan the Community Consultant Events below. The Advisory Team is made up of five to seven community members (including at least two community peers) and two SEED staff members. 

Evaluation Committee 

Oversees and guides all of The SEED’s efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of our work and to improve our methods to achieve better outcomes. The Evaluation Committee is made up of up to four community members with professional expertise in evaluation and one SEED staff member. 

Community Action Groups 

Community Action Groups are one-off “think tanks” that are convened whenever the SEED is grappling with a specific opportunity, challenge, or issue that requires input and direction. Up to nine community members with expertise and lived experience in the topic at hand will be invited to a CAG event. At least two of the people selected to participate in a CAG will be community peers. 

Volunteer Committee 

The Volunteer Committee provides guidance to The SEED’s volunteer program. The committee is made up of 3-6 lead volunteers and The SEED’s volunteer coordinator.

Open-house Community Events

Every year The SEED hosts open-house community events. The purpose of these events is to invite community members to celebrate the work done by The SEED and our community members and partners, and to receive feedback and input that will help guide The SEED’s future activities.

PARTNERS

The SEED’s work is collaborative and we are always open to new partnerships. We are grateful to be working with the following amazing organizations. Without them, we would not be able to do what we do.

Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group

Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group

Onward Willow Neighbourhood Group

Chalmers Community Service Centre

Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition

Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Group

County of Wellington

City of Guelph

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis

Salvation Army

St Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph

Everdale

Guelph Student Food Bank

Lakeside Hope House

Food & Friends

North End Harvest Market

Wyndham House

Shelldale Family Gateway

 

SUPPORTERS

The SEED is supported by hundreds of amazing volunteers and community food champions. Without them, our work would be meaningless and ineffective. We thank each and every one of them for their fantastic contributions! Contact us to become a SEED volunteer.

 

FUNDERS

Our work is funded by a combination of grants, private donations, and revenue from our social enterprise programs such as our Good Food Distribution, Community Food Markets and Guelph Youth Farm. Please become a donor if you are able to. Every dollar makes a difference. We are so grateful to the following organizations for supporting our work to reduce food insecurity in Guelph.

Canada Summer Jobs Program

Greenbelt Local Food Investment Fund

Career Focus

Community Food Centres Canada

City of Guelph

 Wellbeing Fund

Guelph Community Foundation

Job Creation Partnership

Guelph Community Foundation

Innoweave

OTF Capital Stream

New Horizons for Seniors Program

OTF Local Poverty Reduction Fund

Maple Leaf

County of Wellington

Everdale

FoodRescue.ca

FCC Agrispirit

Johansen Larson Foundation

Kindle Communications

Local Health Integrated Network

Lutherwood

OTF Seed Stream

Union Gas

United Way

Walmart Foundation

 
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