Thinking of running in the municipal election?

Attend a candidate information session

We’re hosting two free information sessions to help potential candidates who may want to run for Mayor, City Councillor or School Board Trustee during the 2022 municipal election.

Wednesday, March 30
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Virtual session

Meeting link available at under the March 30 date. Attend using the WebEx link and use the password “Election”.

Tuesday, April 12
6 to 8 p.m.
Hybrid session with virtual and in-person options

Attend in person in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1 Carden Street in Guelph or use the WebEx link available at under the April 12 date and use the password “Election”.

Speakers from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the City Clerk’s Office and a municipal lawyer will discuss:

  • roles and responsibilities
  • key dates
  • rules around nominations
  • eligibility
  • fundraising
  • advertising
  • personal considerations and conflicts of interest