2023 Community Report

Thursday, June 6, 2024

The 2023 WDG Public Health Community Report Cover

Download the 2023 Community Report (PDF, 16 pages, 3 MB)

Message from Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO

In 2023 we renewed our focus on community programs while considering how to ensure we are prepared to meet any future health challenges. As the Agency continues to embrace lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuously imagining, planning and building the future of public health. As Medical Officer of Health and CEO, I am proud to share the 2023 Community Report with you. It demonstrates an innovative approach to the delivery of public health services to our regional residents, which will be a vital component in shaping our shared future.

The Community Report is a key pillar of our commitment to transparency. WDG Public Health continues to look for ways to demonstrate to our community the quality of the services we provide and the value they receive for money invested in public health via municipal and provincial governments. We will continue to share information in the media, online and through province-leading innovations such as the Dashboards and Reports Portal which track our work in keeping communities healthy and safe. These tools are significant advancements in our efforts to ensure health information is more useful and accessible when it is needed. Access to information helps empower community agencies, healthcare partners and the public with the information they need to make informed decisions.

As I look ahead to 2024 and beyond, I am excited for the future of WDG Public Health and our role in Wellington County, Dufferin County and the City of Guelph. WDG Public Health will continue to take a forward-looking approach to serving our community. With the guidance of our strategic plan, we will continue to take meaningful steps toward a future where everyone in our community can thrive.