Welcome to Chalmers Community Services Centre

Chalmers Community Services Centre is a not for profit organization that provides emergency food, clothing and support without prejudice to the members of our community.

We provide those in need with a safe, non-judgmental environment where they have access to food and clothing, are able to meet new people, and receive the support they need to take their next steps forward.

  • We welcome anyone who is unemployed, underemployed, between jobs, or waiting for compensation.
  • We do not use means testing. That means the people who use our service never have to prove they require help.
  • Chalmers is a violence and judgment-free center. We offer a safe and comforting place for people who have run out of options.

Chalmers Community Services Centre is committed to developing accessibility policies that respect and promote the principles on independence, dignity, integration and equality for those with disabilities. In compliance with the Customer Service Standard of the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarions with Disabilities Act, 2006), Chalmers Community Services Centre has developed a policy and has trained staff and volunteers on the Standard. For a copy of the policy, please click here. If you require this document in an alternate form or have feedback about your experiences at Chalmers Community Services Centre, please contact our office at 519-822-8778 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or direct your concerns in writing to 40 Baker Street, Guelph ON N1H 4G1. We will respond within 7 business days. Confidentiality will be respected.

For more information on the Customer Service Standard and the AODA, go to the Ministry of Community and Social Services website at:
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/accessibility/

For a copy of the Act go to:
http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/source/regs/english/2007/elaws_src_regs_r07429_e.htm

 

AGM Agenda April 12, 2015

CHALMERS COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTRE
                ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
12 April 2015, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 2 pm
 
1.Welcome by the CCSC Board Chair
2.Introductions and Opening Prayer
3.Report from the Directors
4.Minutes of 6 April 2014
5.Financial Statements for 2014
6.Audited Financial Statement, December 31, 2014
7.Analysis of Food and Cash Donations
8.New Budget: January to December 2015
9.Naming of auditor for 2015
10. Motions from the Board
11. Nominating Committee Report  
12. New Business
13. Closing Remarks…Check out
14. Adjournment
 
 

Hooping for Hunger -Register NOW!

Come have fun and raise money for a good cause! Hooping for Hunger is a hula-hoop-a-thon hosted by FLOW Office Wisdom in support of two great organizations who are working to end hunger – Chalmers Community Services Centre and The Hunger Project Canada. The event will happen May 23, noon till 5pm at Centennial C.V.I. in Guelph.
Right now, we are looking for teams to join the fun. Register your team of 4-7 people for $40 at www.raiseathon.ca/h4h. Register early and you can take part in one of our Make It and Shake It events to make your own hula-hoop and learn some new moves. Prizes will be awarded for the top fundraisers!
Like our Facebook page (Hooping for Hunger), follow us on Twitter @FLOWWisdom #hooping4hunger, email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or go ahead and register your team at www.raiseathon.ca/h4h.2015-02-04 Hooping For Hunger Logo 2

Customer Service Standard of the AODA

Chalmers Community Services Centre is committed to developing accessibility policies that respect and promote the principles on independence, dignity, integration and equality for those with disabilities. In compliance with the Customer Service Standard of the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarions with Disabilities Act, 2006), Chalmers Community Services Centre has developed a policy and has trained staff and volunteers on the Standard.  For a copy of the policy, please click on the accessibility signal above or below. If you require this document in an alternate form or have feedback about your experiences at Chalmers Community Services Centre, please contact our office at  519-822-8778 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or direct your concerns in writing to 40 Baker Street, Guelph ON  N1H 4G1. We will respond within 7 business days. Confidentiality will be respected.
 
For more information on the Customer Service Standard and the AODA, go to the Ministry of Community and Social Services website at:
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/accessibility/
 
For a copy of the Act go to:
http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/source/regs/english/2007/elaws_src_regs_r07429_e.htm

AGM Agenda will be posted soon!

March 13, 2015

 

Due to some last minute changes, the AGM Agenda for Sunday, April 12 will not be available on March 13.  It will be posted as soon as it is available.  Please check back. Sorry for the inconvenience.

CCSC is Hiring!

CCSC has a vacancy for its Program and Volunteer Coordinator (PVC), a staff position effective, March 16, 2015. The responsibilities of this position include:
 
-Management of Volunteers.  The PVC is responsible for a team of approximately 80 volunteers including recruitment, selection, orientation and training, supervision, recognition, and task planning. The PVC also acts as a liaison between the Administrator, Board and the volunteers.
 
-Program Coordination. The PVC is responsible for the planning, management, and evaluation of CCSC’s programs including its three food pantry programs, a Tuesday morning cafe, a clothing program, snack program, quarterly Dental Day, City Wide Food Drive and an annual Christmas Bags Campaign along with providing guest support and collaborating with other social service agencies to meet guest needs when required.
 
-Health and Safety.  The PVC ensures that all food, fire and safety requirements are met. Particular emphasis is placed on the handling, storage and monitoring of food supplies.
 
-Communication. The PVC is required through his/her strong interpersonal and leadership skills to create an atmosphere of dignity, respect and inclusion. The PVC must be able to problem solve, resolve conflicts peacefully and work collaboratively with volunteers, guests, staff and visitors. The PVC must also be able to effectively facilitate volunteer and program meetings and have strong report writing skills.
 
-Computers. The PVC must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Gmail and be familiar with various social media formats. 
 
The PVC will work with the Administrator and Custodian and is accountable to the Board of CCSC through its Personnel Committee. This is a permanent, 16 hours per week position.
 

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