Board of Health

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is governed by an autonomous Board of Health. The Board consists of elected and appointed representatives from the municipalities of Wellington and Dufferin Counties and the City of Guelph.

Board of Health meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month starting at 4 p.m. (no meetings are held in July and August). They are open to the public and held in the Guelph Public Health office (160 Chancellors Way). 

Agendas and Board of Health reports are posted the Monday prior to monthly meetings. Minutes are posted after they are approved at the next monthly meeting.

Addressing the Board

Written comments to the Board may be submitted to the Chair at any time, and upon receipt will be forwarded by the Chair to Board of Health members.

If you wish to present information to the Board verbally on matters of fact, or to make a request of the Board, notice must be given to the Medical Officer of Health no less than 48 hours prior to the Board meeting at which you would like to present.

If you are a part of a group wishing to address the Board, only one person is permitted to speak on behalf of the group.

A speaker addressing the Board is limited to 10 minutes.

For further information on addressing the board please review By-Law No. 1: The General By-Law of the Board of Health for the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit.

Board of Health members

Nancy Sullivan (Chair), Provincial Appointee
Representing City of Guelph

Allen Taylor (Vice-Chair), Provincial Appointee
Representing County of Dufferin

Dennis Lever (Secretary-Treasurer), Warden, County of Wellington; Mayor, Township of Puslinch
Representing County of Wellington

Vacant, Provincial Appointee
Representing City of Guelph

George Bridge, Councillor, County of Wellington; Mayor, Town of Minto
Representing County of Wellington

Chris White, Councillor, County of Wellington, Mayor, Township of Guelph-Eramosa
Representing County of Wellington

William Baxter, Provincial Appointee
Representing County of Wellington

Lambert Otten, Provincial Appointee
Representing the County of Wellington

Nancy MacDonald, Provincial Appointee
Representing County of Wellington

Margaret Abbink, Provincial Appointee
Representing City of Guelph

Christine Billings, Councillor, City of Guelph
Representing City of Guelph

June Hofland, Councillor, City of Guelph
Representing City of Guelph

Cam Guthrie, Mayor, City of Guelph
Representing City of Guelph

Guy Gardhouse, Councillor, County of Dufferin; Mayor, Township of East Garafraxa
Representing County of Dufferin

Ken McGhee, Councillor, County of Dufferin; Deputy Mayor, Town of Mono
Representing County of Dufferin

Dr. Nicola Mercer (Ex-Officio Member), WDG Public Health, MOH & CEO 
Representing WDG Public Health

Disclaimer
Board of Health meeting agendas, minutes, and reports on this website have been prepared in this format for the purposes of convenience only and are not certified true copies. For accurate reference, call 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4330 to speak with the Executive Assistant.