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A ‘Time To Give’ Thanks!

Collins dictionary defines ‘community’ as: The community is all the people who live in a particular area or place. A particular community is a group of people who are similar in some way. Community is friendship between different people or groups, and a sense of having something in common. Held annually during National Volunteer Week…

Thank Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is this April 15 – 21, 2018. It’s the perfect time to celebrate and thank Guelph and Wellington’s 98,000 volunteers! How are we celebrating? Here’s how: With support from community minded business, PIN, The People and Information Network provided 4000 Caring Community Cards for distribution to volunteers who support our member agencies as…

Meacheal is Building Homes, Building Communities!

Meacheal Vuylsteke has been a vital member of the Habitat for Humanity team for 2 years and has worked on a variety of different projects including builds, kitchen salvages and assisting in the Guelph ReStore.   “I became involved with Habitat for Humanity after witnessing their willingness to assist in life skills coaching for several…

Caring Community Cards

National Volunteer Week is April 15th-21st, but we are thanking volunteers all month long with our Caring Community Cards. The cards are valid during April and feature perks and discounts from businesses and organizations across the county that volunteers can redeem. For individuals to receive a card, PIN, The People and Information Network member agencies place…

Thank you Marj!

Definition: Marvelous – superb; excellent; great; such as to cause wonder, admiration, or astonishment; surprising; extraordinary. “The Heart and Stroke Foundation – Wellington/Dufferin chapter feel that the above definition perfectly describes Marj Euale.” says Area Administrator Beth Kerr. ‘Marvelous Marj’ joined the Heart and Stroke Foundation in 2008 during the annual door to door Heart…

Young Professionals On Board

Young Professionals On Board About the Program Young Professionals on Board (YPOB) is a pilot project aimed at connecting young professionals with established leaders in our community.  Young professionals, up to the age of 35 years, will be matched with mentors who sit on a local Board of Directors. This project will provide the opportunity…

Join The Time To Give Breakfast

Held annually during National Volunteer Week (April 15-21, 2018), the Time To Give Community Breakfast celebrates volunteerism and the spirit of community. This year, we will explore ‘Why Community Matters’ with keynote speakers: Why Volunteering Matters – Emma Rogers As Director of Community Relations and Engagement at United Way, Emma considers herself one of the lucky ones…

Winegard Awards Accepting Nominations

Do you know someone at the University of Guelph that is making a difference to our community through their volunteer contributions? The Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Awards recognize the contributions of U of G students, faculty and staff who are making our community stronger. Nominate an outstanding individual today through the online application…

Ted is helping to build a vibrant, healthy and resilient community!

Ted Drewlo has supported the development of HOPE House from its inception. “I became involved with volunteering after I retired. I was looking for something to do related to HOPE House. I belong to Lakeside Church and I was involved with the purchase of the old United Church and the setup of the HOPE House…

Thank You Kathy!

‘I would love to get involved there!’ thought Kathy Andrews after visiting a National Volunteer Week celebration and Open House at PIN (formerly the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington). 10 years later, Kathy’s love for the work of the organization and impact of Kathy’s support continues.   ‘There are many highlights of my experience with…