Community Improvement Plan

Invest Well

The County of Wellington has begun the process of creating a county-wide Community Improvement Plan (CIP) initiative, calling it "Invest Well". The Invest Well CIP will establish a framework for support and implementation of programmes that will allow the County to participate financially in local grant and loan programmes aimed at revitalizing, beautifying, and attracting investment in Wellington.

What is the Community Improvement Plan?

The Invest Well Community Improvement Plan is intended to encourage rehabilitation initiatives and stimulate development. Once implemented, the plan will allow the County to provide tax assistance, grants or loans to assist in the rehabilitation of lands and buildings within the defined Community Improvement Project Area.

Goals and Objectives

Through the CIP, Wellington County will provide leadership in community improvement planning by offering incentives to eligible owners and tenants of lands and buildings in key sectors and areas of economic activity.

The CIP Programme will be based on countywide goals, guided by priorities identified in the Official Plan, Economic Development Strategy, Business Retention and Expansion findings, the Taste Real programme and the Investment Attraction Strategy. Countywide priorities may, for example, include support for downtowns, affordable/high density housing, diversification of economic activity, employment land development, strengthening specific sectors and building conversions and expansions.

Member Municipal Community Improvement Plans

 Centre Wellington

The Township of Centre Wellington has adopted a comprehensive Community Improvement Plan that is intended to encourage revitalization and redevelopment in its Urban Centres. 

View their full CIP here.


Mapleton's CIP provides a series of municipal funding incentives in order to stimulate physical improvements within their defined Project Area. The overall intent of the CIP is to revitalize Mapleton and strengthen the economic base of the community.

View their full CIP here.

The purpose of the amended CIP is to provide a framework to guide public sector investment and stimulate private sector investment in the Town of Minto within the urban communities of Harriston, Palmerston and Clifford.

View their full CIP here.


The Township of Puslinch Community Improvement Plan is intended to:

  • Assist with downtown/main street revitalization and beautification efforts;
  • Support renewal within the urban areas and the key industrial corridor;
  • Support new and existing business opportunities; and
  • Promote the unique economic development advantages of Puslinch.

The CIP project will result in a comprehensive, strategic, and flexible framework for local improvements to public and private properties throughout the Township.

View their full CIP here.

 Wellington North
The Community Improvement Plan provides a framework to encourage the rehabilitation of commercial, industrial and institutional buildings and their facades, improvement of commercial signage, and redevelopment of vacant and under utilized properties and buildings. This update builds on the initial Wellington North CIP (2011), an amendment adding a CIPA for Kenilworth (2014), and now broadens to include urban centres, hamlets and rural areas located within the Township.

View their full CIP here.

For more information on the County of Wellington's CIP, contact Economic Development at 519.837.2600 x 2611 or e-mail Economic Development.

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