Welcome to the Township of Selwyn!

Selwyn Township Map - shows location of Facilities within Selwyn Township

The Township of Selwyn was created by virtue of two amalgamations and one name change. The Township of Smith and the Township of Ennismore amalgamated on January 1st, 1998. The Township of Smith-Ennismore then amalgamated with the Village of Lakefield on January 1st, 2001. The Township changed its name to the Township of Selwyn in 2013.

Township residents have come together as a combined municipality under one name but still remain connected to their historical Township Ward: Ennismore, Lakefield and Smith. 

Selwyn Township Logo with Tagline "Naturally Great"

A new logo was created to compliment the rebranding and new name of the Township. It visually reflects the Township's natural environment both symbolically through the leaves and water and through the soft earth tone colours. The blue wave is meant to represent the importance of water and how it connects us all. The logo deliberately has three distinct components to represent the historic municipalities: Smith, Ennismore and Lakefield. The tag line "Naturally Great"is a play on words that expresses the Township's great services and people, its natural balance between rural and urban living, and its beautiful landscapes and lakes.


Our values represent our enduring beliefs. They are non-negotiable. They define the manner in which Council and staff will perform their duties and responsibilities. They will also guide the behaviours of those volunteers that work with the Township.

Our values are:

  • Integrity: Demonstrating honesty and sincerity in everything we do
  • Trust and Respect: Acting in good faith with due consideration and compassion for others
  • Accountability: Taking personal responsibility for the impact and quality of our actions
  • Professionalism: Consistently providing excellent service
Operating Principles

The operating principles define how the Township chooses to conduct its affairs given its vision, mission, and values.

We will:

  • Strive for service excellence by anticipating and planning for the needs of our citizens while continually improving our service delivery.
  • Seek efficiency by eliminating unnecessary bureaucracy.
  • Respect, mentor, and support our staff.
  • Encourage a team environment to maximize results.
  • Reflect our fiscal priorities and make decisions that align with our strategic direction.
  • Ensure that all citizens are treated with professionalism.

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