Guelph, ON – March 22, 2024 – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is excited to introduce its new four-year strategic plan, “Charting our Future Direction,” outlining the organization’s roadmap for 2024-2027. With a focus on advancing animal welfare, driving organizational growth, and fostering community connections, the plan reflects GHS’s commitment to creating a more compassionate world for animals.

“As chair of the Guelph Humane Society board, I am thrilled to present our new strategic direction which sets forth our commitment to prioritizing animal welfare and engaging with our community,” says Meaghan Middleton, GHS board chair. “This plan underscores our dedication to making meaningful and lasting impacts on the lives of animals and the communities we serve.”

Through the plan, GHS emphasizes its focus on advancing animal welfare through responsive care and community engagement.  

Another important aspect of the plan is to drive organizational growth and strength through financial sustainability, promoting a culture that fosters well-being, and inspiring the community. The plan also demonstrates GHS’s commitment to bringing the community together to support shared values and goals to drive positive change for vulnerable animals and resources for the people who care for them.

“This strategic plan represents a pivotal moment for the Guelph Humane Society as we chart our course for the future,” said Lisa Veit, GHS executive director. “By focusing on program excellence, organizational health, and community collaboration, we are poised to make a meaningful difference in the lives of animals and the well-being of our community.”



Charting our Future Direction: Strategic Priorities 2024-2027

About the Guelph Humane Society:

The Guelph Humane Society advocates for all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives it can influence, through care, education, community support, protection, and leadership. Founded in 1893, the Guelph Humane Society provides care and shelter for approximately 3,000 homeless, stray, injured and abused animals each year in Guelph and Wellington County. GHS is a registered charitable #119236305RR0001, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. Visit to discover more.

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Media Contact:

Jane Dawkins
Director, Communications and Community Engagement
Guelph Humane Society