Governance Model

The SEED’s work and long-term strategy is guided by many voices. Below is a overview of our multi-layered governance model and the roles that individuals and organizations play.


The SEED’s work is collaborative and we are always open to new partnerships. We are grateful to be working with the following amazing organizations. Without them, we would not be able to do what we do.

Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group

Chalmers Community Service Centre

City of Guelph

County of Wellington


Food & Friends

Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group

Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition

Guelph Student Food Bank

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis

Lakeside Hope House

North End Harvest Market

Onward Willow Neighbourhood Group

Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Group

Salvation Army

Shelldale Family Gateway

St Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph

Wyndham House


Our work is funded by a combination of grants, private donations, and revenue from our social enterprise programs such as our Good Food Distribution, Community Food Markets and Guelph Youth Farm. Please become a donor if you are able to. Every dollar makes a difference. We are so grateful to the following organizations for supporting our work to reduce food insecurity in Guelph.

Canada Summer Jobs Program

Career Focus

City of Guelph Wellbeing Fund

Community Food Centres Canada

County of Wellington


FCC Agrispirit

Greenbelt Local Food Investment Fund

Guelph Community Foundation

Innovation Guelph

Job Creation Partnership

Johansen Larson Foundation

Kindle Communications

Local Health Integrated Network


Maple Leaf

New Horizons for Seniors Program

OTF Capital Stream

OTF Local Poverty Reduction Fund

OTF Seed Stream

Union Gas

United Way

Walmart Foundation