A community where individuals can achieve their highest level of health.
The Health Unit works to improve the health of communities and individuals in Wellington, Dufferin, and Guelph through promotion, protection, and prevention.
Our core values
A community-centred focus
Our primary focus is on the health and well-being of our communities. We weigh the impact of our choices and decisions in relation to community requirements, and we use creativity and flexibility in responding to identified community needs. We build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with external stakeholders and partners.
We establish positive internal and external relationships, both personally and professionally, supported through effective interaction and communication. Our community- focused services are founded on evidence and best-or promising- practices.
We respect and value the diversity of our team and those we serve. We behave with integrity and empathy, acknowledging everyone’s right to privacy, and ensuring that all persons are treated with dignity.
We deliver measurable results and create positive impact through our work. We understand our public responsibility for the greater need of the community and hold ourselves accountable for the promises made in our Vision and Mission.
A balanced approach
We work together to ensure a healthy balance exists among our work, professional development, and family and personal needs, while meeting our service obligations.
Moving Ahead: Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Strategic Plan 2011-2016
Executive summary (PDF, 2 pages)
Full report (PDF, 52 pages)