Here to Listen

Democracy is a two-way street.  I believe in listening first, then leading and acting. I actively seek input from Ward 5 residents.  I host frequent  town halls, open mics, attend neighbourhood meetings,  produce a regular newsletter and am available to respond to your concerns.  I want to hear about issues that matter to you


Here to learn

A healthy democracy has a balance of new and experienced voices.  We know that 1/3 of the next council will be new faces due to retirements.  More than ever, our community needs leaders at the table who understand local issues and have a strong history of serviceadvocacy and engagement with residents.  I put people first in everything I do.


Here to Lead 

Change is inevitable.  But we decide how our city develops to create the community we are proud to call home.  I'm in it for the long haul and am looking 20+ years down the road.  I am committed to protecting our futuretackling the big issues that affect our affordability and quality of life.  Now, and for the next generation.

Vote Graphic October 24Leanne Caron for Ward 5Reelect Leanne Caron

Leanne Standing

 Your priorities ...


Last year, I created a survey with my wardmate Cathy to gather input about YOUR priorities in Ward 5, in the city as a whole, and larger global issues. 

Here is what YOU told us, and where I will focus my energy in the next term of Council if re-elected ...




People come first, always.

  • health and well-being
  • affordable housing
  • mental health
  • food security
  • diversity and inclusion






Climate change is local.

  • net zero city
  • protecting our water
  • parks and greenspace
  • urban canopy
  • transit






Guelph is thriving.

  • sustainable growth
  • economic development
  • efficiency
  • city building
  • culture and tourism




Territorial Acknowledgement 

I acknowledge that I live and work on the traditional lands of the Hodinöhsö:ni' and Anishinaabe and the treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit. I offer my respect and gratitude to the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples who call Turtle Island home, and honour their stewardship of its lands and waters for centuries.  As a city councillor, I am committed to seek meaningful and sustained relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations, nationally and locally, based on equality, good faith, and mutual respect, to work collaboratively towards equitable, accessible, and culturally relevant and responsive services for Indigenous children, youth, and families (TRC Call to Action 66).

Carbon Neutral Campaign 

I am making this election campaign net zero through the use of digital resources wherever possible, recycled and recyclable materials, low impact, waterless printing, procurement from independently-owned and BCorp businesses, cycling, transit and electric vehicle use, and carbon offsets for environmental impact.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

I am committed to ensuring every citizen can participate fully in the 2022 municipal election.  If you require campaign information in an alternate format, please contact me.  If you require accessible voting options, please reach out and I will arrange assistance through the City Clerk office on your behalf.  I will vigourously defend my fellow candidates against any discrimination or harassment they experience during the campaign based on race, religion, gender identification, ability, age or sexual orientation.

Let's connect.

I would love to hear from you.  The easiest way to contact me is by email at, or feel free call by phone or connect using the platform of your choice. 


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