Building a Better Guelph for Our Children

I am first and foremost a family man. My wife Kuntal and I are proud parents of two children, Anshul and Yesha. In 2006 we immigrated to Canada with our son. In 2016 we moved to Guelph and immediately fell in love. We decided Guelph would be our home for the rest of our lives.

Since then, I’ve spent my time building community, supporting those in need, and working to make this city a better place for our families and our children, especially as the cost of housing and life has increased dramatically, lowering affordable living for most of us.

Now, I am asking you to elect me to be your City Councilor for Ward 1, so I can continue my work to Build a Better Guelph for Our Children with the influence and resources to make the change we all need.

I am …

  • FOR Our Families
  • FOR Affordability
  • FOR Growth
  • FOR Sustainable Spending
  • FOR Using your money in the best possible way


My career experience is in system analytics and project management. I have worked for more than 20 years in the Information Technology field.

That means I can look at and understand the city’s systems and projects while zooming into the fine details to fix things.

My love and passion for systems and processes will enhance my leadership as City Councillor.


You can already see this in all the work I have done for our communities.

  • Supporting The Bench and Sunday Table to help hungry and homeless people
  • Volunteering with the Children Foundation of Guelph supporting our kids in school nutrition programs
  • Volunteering at the Guelph & District Multicultural Festival, providing resources and connections to our multicultural community
  • Volunteering to plant trees in support of the growth of the natural beauty and health of Guelph
  • Volunteering as Project Manager to raise funds for six different hospitals of Ontario during Covid-19 to raise nearly $65k
  • Our community efforts have raised funds for Guelph Food Bank and Guelph General Hospital during Covid-19 as well as supported small local businesses.

I am a ground-level worker. I am one of you, and I am asking for your support to do more.

Because of the volunteer work I have been doing in Guelph, I already have excellent relationships with many of this city’s elected officials and will continue to facilitate these great relationships, and with those who wish to continue helping the growth of our city, our communities, and our families.

We live in a challenging time in our lives. 

The cost of everything has rapidly been on the rise; gas prices, housing costs, and even groceries are soaring to heights many of us have never seen in our lifetimes.

Now is the time to come together, to say we can make A Better Guelph for Our Children. 

We can make the tough but fiscally responsible decisions to limit unrelenting aggressive expenses we all face (like rising property taxes), to make better spending choices which turn away from extravagance in favor of the things which all of our families and communities really NEED more than ever.

Vote for Dhruv, and you vote for A Better Guelph for Our Children.

Helping Our Community Members In Need

The Sunday Table

Every Sunday, more than 100 people line up at The Sunday Table to receive free meals and groceries.

I have been volunteering to provide The Sunday Table since 2021. During that time I have been privileged to work with and receive help from Monica M. Nelmes, Paul Taneja, and Jay King, amongst many others.

At The Sunday Table, groceries are provided by Sai Dham Food Bank, and meals are provided by many of our local restaurants.

The Bench

Many of you will recognize The Bench, and this man.

Ed Pickersgill has been working to feed those in need at The Bench nearly every day for over 5 years, and ever since I heard about this and met Ed, I’ve been working to support his work, donating food and bringing other resources and awareness to serve his mission and the betterment of our community.

To learn more about the work I have done and continue to do in support of our families, our community, and our city, click here.