Emergency Planning and Preparedness

COVID-19 Update

Update - March 21, 2022
  • There are no longer capacity limits in indoor public settings & lifting of proof of vaccination requirements for all settings.
  • Masking requirements in most places have been removed
  • Patrons no longer have to do active/passive screening when entering a township facility


Although the Elora Municipal Office will be open to the public, appointments will be required for cemetery services, marriage licenses, planning and building applications to ensure staff are able to assist in a timely manner.  To do so, please call 519-846-9691 or email:

For those who wish to contact staff remotely, please call 519-846-9691, Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and send general email inquiries to clerks@centrewellington.ca.  Purchasing of dog tags and burn permits are available online at www.centrewellington.ca/permits.   For more information on the province’s re-opening plan, visit the Province of Ontario website.  


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If you cannot find the answer to your question, please email us, or give us a call at 519-846-9691

Support for businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting businesses locally and globally.  Centre Wellington Economic Development is here to support you and staff are busy updating our website to showcase business support resources. Learn more about resources and information to assist you during this time of uncertainty. 

Virtual Council meetings

The Council of Centre Wellington has continued to meet virtually throughout the COVID-19 pandemic  To find out when council meetings take place, to stream live or for more information, click here.

Helpful Links

Emergency Planning & Preparedness

 The Township of Centre Wellington is committed to providing emergency services to everyone in the community. Below is information you can use to prepare your family in the event of an emergency.

72-hour kit

Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. By preparing for emergencies, individuals and communities can reduce the impact emergencies have on lives and property. To help your family prepare for an emergency, view our 
Be Better Prepared Guide or Get Prepared Canada to learn about creating an emergency plan and 72-hour emergency kit. 

Build an emergency plan

Whether it's a fire or an emergency, it's important to have a safety plan in place to ensure your family can evacuate the house safely.

  • Pull everyone together in your household and make your plan together
  • Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes
  • Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors. Learn more about being prepared.

Emergency Response Plan

The Township has established an Emergency Response Plan. The plan outlines actions and coordination of services, agencies and personnel to provide the earliest possible response to an emergency.

The plan is tested and updated annually in coordination with the County of Wellington through community exercises.

Local Weather and Forecasts

For the latest on Weather Conditions and Local Forecasts, visit the Environment Canada Weather Office.

Emergency Management Contacts

County of Wellington Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC)

Hurania Melgar
Emergency Manager/CEMC
County of Wellington
536 Wellington Road 18 RR1
Fergus, ON N1M 2W3
Phone: 519.837.2600 Ext. 3322

Township of Centre Wellington Community Emergency Management Coordinators

Chantalle Pellizzari
1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON
Phone: 519-846-9691 ext. 241
Email Chantalle

Shannon Koestner
1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON
Phone:519-846-9691 ext. 249

Emergency Resources

Following are some additional resources for emergency situations that you might find helpful: 

General Information

Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness

Canadian Red Cross

Individual Preparedness

Wellington County

Government of Ontario

Emergency Management Ontario

Fire Marshall's Office

Ministry of Transportation Traveller's Information

Government of Canada

Environment Canada - Weather Updates

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada


Health Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health

World Health Organization

Contact Us

Chantalle Pellizzari
Planning Coordinator
1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON, N0B 1S0
T.: 519.846.9691 x241
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