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Kendra Martin
Communications Coordinator
1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON
N0B 1S0
Phone: 519.846.9691 x220
Email: Click to send email

​​​​​​​​​The Communications Coordinator is responsible for providing clear, relevant and timely information about the Township's programs and services.​

MacDonald Trust Fund Guidelines and Application

Do you have an idea or project that you would like Council to consider as part of the MacDonald Trust Fund application process?  This is your opportunity to make a difference in Elora! 

In 2016, the Township of Centre Wellington received a very generous gift from Jack R. MacDonald in the amount of $3.436 M that must be used for the long term positive impact in the former Village of Elora. Council approved $1.805 M to be used towards enhancement of Downtown Elora in the means of reconstructing the Victoria Street Bridge for pedestrians, and the public realm improvements to West Mill Street. ​

Council has determined to use the remaining $1.509 M towards exciting projects/ideas proposed by the community.​

The MacDonald Trust Guidelines are intended to provide clarity on the process, commitments and expectations by The Township to community individuals and/or Organizations who are pursuing the implementation of enhancements in the former Village of Elora.  The projects brought forward are to promote healthy sustainable community amenities, programs and/or services for the benefit of Centre Wellington residents and visitors, with the intent of enhancing the overall wellbeing of the community.

If you have a question about the process, please email    The application process will close on January 31, 2018 at 2 p.m.  ​

MacDonald Trust Fund Guidelines
MacDonald Trust Fund Application Form
MacDonald Trust Fund Report to Council, August 2017

Connect CW

It's time to Connect CW!
Our new online engagement website allows you to:

  • ​​Have a voice on Township initiatives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
  • Empower our residents to be more active in shaping our community and future.
  • A one stop shop to learn about all of the major projects taking place in your Township.
We will listen to what you say, take your opinions into account and report back to you on how community input contributes to key decisions.
So what are you waiting for? It's time to Connect CW​!  Make CW a great place to live, work and play in.

Ontario Taking Action to Protect Clean Water

Ontario is taking action to protect the province's water resources for future generations by proposing a two-year moratorium on new or expanded water takings from groundwater by bottling companies, as well as stricter rules for renewals of existing permits.  The proposed moratorium is the first of a number of steps the province will be taking to further protect Ontario's clean water.

This news applies to the Middlebrook well.  No permits will be issued at this location before 2019.

Read the full News Release issued by the Province​

View details of this decision on the Environmental Registry 


The Township has several eNewsletters that you can subscribe to.  This is a great way to stay up-to-date about all of the fantastic things happening in Centre Wellington.  From Tourism to the Fergus Grand Theatre to Corporate eNewsletters, we have something for everyone, sign up today!

Media Releases

To keep residents informed about decisions that impact them, information about programs and services, special events and upcoming initiatives, media releases are shared.  View past media releases and the latest news.

Social Media

The use of social media allows the Township to reach out and engage with you!  We want to share timely, accurate, accessible and transparent information, and we can do this through Facebook and twitter.  These channels are the newest way to communicate with you about programs, services and news affecting our community.

Follow us today on Facebook and Twitter and join the conversation!

Township of Centre Wellington's Social Media Policy

Current Survey Opportunities 

We want to hear from you!  To ensure we are engaging the public, staff have surveys available for input on many
on-going projects.  

Upcoming Engagement Opportunities

We love to engage with you, whether it is at a Town Hall or an upcoming public meeting.  Here is a list of upcoming engagement opportunities:​​​​​

Victoria Street Pedestrian Bridge Public Information Meeting & Special Council Meeting
Wednesday, November 22, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Elora Community Centre

A public information meeting and special council meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 22 at the Elora Community Centre to outline the various design and funding options for the Victoria Street Pedestrian Bridge. The goal of this meeting will be to showcase the options to the public for review prior to a special Council meeting that will follow the public information meeting. Members of the public will also have the opportunity to speak their thoughts on the project as delegates at the council meeting that will follow.

For more information, read the full media release

Town Hall Meetings

Each year, four town hall meetings are held to give residents the opportunity to meet the Mayor, Councillors and find out what is happening in their community.  Join us at one of our town halls to learn more about Council decisions, upcoming events and to ask the questions you would like to know the answers to!​

Door to Door Sales

Township staff would like to advise that we do NOT go door to door to sell anything.  If we need to discuss, inspect or complete a repair, we will contact you in advance, by mail, or by phone to schedule a time.  If Township staff visit your home, they will have proper identification and will typically be in an official Township of Centre Wellington vehicle.

 For questions or concerns on door knockers or telemarketers, please contact the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services (1-800-889-9768) or the Township of Centre Wellington Infrastructure Office at 519-846-9691 ext. 905.

Council & Committee of the Whole Meetings

Residents are welcome to attend Council and Committee of the Whole meetings, taking place in Council Chambers.  If you are not able to join us in person, we are now live streaming!  View our upcoming meeting dates or watch live.