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Dr. William C. Winegard Awards – Call for Nominations

Honourable Dr. William Charles Winegard September 17, 1924 – January 31, 2019 Veteran, former Guelph MP and former University of Guelph president Officer of the Order of Canada, recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, Lincoln Alexander Medal of Distinguished Service and the Lincoln Alexander Outstanding Leader Award. A supporter of community and an avid…

Newcomer Resources Now Available

Newcomers in Canada ‘One in five Canadians is born outside of Canada. Immigration now accounts for close to 70% of our population growth. Each year, approximately 250,000 people come to Canada as refugees and landed immigrants. They settle in communities around the country, mostly in cities.’ – Volunteer Canada Many newcomers to Canada turn to volunteering…

Kelly supports physical and mental health

“Up and Running Guelph has given me the opportunity to share my passion for running and outdoor exercise with incredible women in our community” says Kelly Legge. “As a result, I have become part of something much greater than I could have ever imagined.” Offering friendly, beginner running and walking programs for women who are…

Dave loves to meet new people!

Dave Mokren has volunteered at the Guelph Food Bank for several years taking on various roles to help the organization and the work they do, ‘People Helping People’. The mission of the Guelph Food Bank is to create a supportive environment to improve the lives of their clients and Dave embraces and embodies all these…

This is ‘FORE’ real!

With many thanks to Players Indoor Golf and Sports Bar in Kitchener, you have a chance to be selected in a draw for an executive room with 18 holes of golf, valued at over $200.00. Yes, that is ‘FORE’ real! Donate $20 or more in the month of December 2018 and you will be entered into the…

Voyage Together 2019

The second annual EDPG Symposium is happening on January 28, 2019. Join us for another day of peer learning from your fellow Guelph/Wellington executive directors. In addition to a day of networking you will have the chance to see 12 great presentations covering everything from funding to staff development. Keynote:  Through her business Five Star…

Thank you Team PIN!

At PIN – The People and Information Network, we have the privilege of supporting local nonprofits and charities to connect with volunteers who are seeking meaningful experiences and wanting to make valuable contributions to their community. We love to see the great efforts of volunteers ❤️ We also have the privilege of working alongside a team…

Thank you Retire with Confidence Donors and Supporters

With thanks to the Ontario Government, PIN offered a free, 4-part ‘Retire with Confidence’ info series with the goal of assisting adults 55+ as they plan for or enter retirement. An ideal time to introduce connections, resources and information that help to establish healthy life decisions into older adulthood. Retire with Confidence sought to approach…

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…