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International Volunteer Day

Since 1985, the United Nations have celebrated ‘International Volunteer Day’ on December 5 to appreciate and highlight the integral efforts of volunteers around the world. This year ‘International Volunteer Day’ (IVD) 2018 focuses on how “Volunteers Build Resilient Communities” and recognizes volunteers worldwide who contribute to making their communities more resilient. “In Canada” says Christine…

Konrad is a positive role model!

Konrad Babol has been volunteering with Family and Child Services since July of 2017 and his efforts have been invaluable. Wanting to give back and get involved with the community, Konrad expressed that when volunteering with Family and Child Services he has always felt supported and encouraged, which has created a positive experience with this…

Make December HOT!

We provide connections and leadership in Guelph and Wellington County to support the development of individuals and organizations. We help people navigate essential community services through our Community Information program, provide a hub for volunteer opportunities and engagement through our Volunteer Network, and enable best practices and continuous learning for professionals in the non-profit sector…

Snow Angels Volunteers Needed

Winter checklist …  🗹 Winter tires       🗹 Snowbrush in Car           ☐ Become a Snow Angel Winter is upon us and local seniors and adults living with disabilities need your help! Become a volunteer Snow Angel and help members in our community live safely in their homes. Volunteer as an individual,…

If you have questions, we have answers!

Every day thousands of people find the help they need quickly, conveniently and free of charge because of Information and Referral (I&R) services. To recognize the importance of I&R in our community, PIN, The People and Information Network is taking part in I&R Day on November 16 through awareness and promotion along with a ‘Lunch…

Alison discovered a real gem!

Alison discovered one of the best things about Guelph! Ignatius Jesuit Centre, where nature gives strength to mind, body and soul, is dedicated to providing programs that foster an ecological way of life, nurture a deeper spirituality, promotes the production of sustainable food and more including a community garden. Alison Dunkley learned about the garden…

Holiday Giving Guide Now Available!

“The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.” – Terri Marshall Share in the spirit of giving! By donating and/or giving, you can enrich lives in Guelph Wellington. For details on how you can give, visit the link Holiday…

Get In The Driver’s Seat!

For many in our community, transportation to and from appointments is a barrier to service, to activities and relationships in life. For a moment, imagine the challenge of going for medical treatments, counselling or the ability to interact with others through peer programs, support groups and leisure pursuits. You can make a difference; get in…

Mental Health First Aid Training

On Friday November 23 and November 30, break the barriers and stigma attached to mental health. Build a strong foundation of knowledge on how mental health is connected to so many of our daily interactions; identify key indicators and behaviours of those in crisis and step-by-step basics to transition individuals to a more stable level…

Retire with Confidence: An Info Series for 55+

Retirement is often viewed as the end-goal to a lifetime of working, however it is also a time of momentous change. Some struggle to seek an identify outside of the workforce while others fear a loss of income, and struggle with complexities caused by debilitating health. It is increasingly important to acknowledge the need for…