Transition Guelph

green-earthLocal Economy

The Local Economy working group takes a close look at our current economic state on a local and global level, looking for solutions to the current economic instability that exists in our world today. We examine ideas and concepts around alternative currencies like the Guelph Wellington Time Bank, and also promote local spending to support a more resilience community. If you’re interested in learning more about this working group, or have ideas that you would like to share, please reach out at

News and Updates

Time Banking and Feeling Useful

Posted May 13, 2014 by

Edgar Cahn is an American lawyer and the founder of what we now call Time Banking. (For Wikipedia’s article on time-based currency, click here.) In the late eighties he suffered a heart attack and was stuck in bed for longer than he liked afterwards. He […] Read more

Updates to the Guelph Wellington Time Bank!

Posted February 10, 2014 by

The local economy working group is happy to announce that we have received funding from the City of Guelph’s Wellbeing Initiative to further enhance the Guelph Wellington Time Bank. To get the ball rolling, the team has been working hard on launching a new time […] Read more