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Exciting Announcement!

Posted January 15, 2021 by

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am very pleased to announce that we havehired an Executive Director, Vicki Olatundun, who will take on the role effectiveJanuary 4, 2021. This hiring represents the culmination of a process that startedwith a strategic planning session in June of 2019. Vicki will be working on apart-time basis […]

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No More Clothing Donations at Chalmers

Posted October 24, 2020 by

Due to the pandemic, we will not be accepting or distributing ANY clothing donations now or anytime in the near future. If you’ve got clothes to donate or are in need of clothes, we recommend either: Hope House – //lakesidehopehouse.ca/ or The Clothing Closet: //www.newlifecrc.net/in-the-community.

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“Respect & Dignity for All”

Posted June 9, 2020 by

“Respect & Dignity for All” – It’s our motto, our mission and our guiding star. It dictates how and why we do what we do. Our first priority has, and always will be, to create a safe and welcoming space for all. We work hard to ensure that Chalmers is a place where guests, staff […]

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Another Letter to Our Community – Pandemic Update

Posted April 23, 2020 by

As community services continue to close, Chalmers’ Food Pantry remains open and becomes even more important to the people we serve. We are already seeing more guests in April than we did in March and we expect those numbers to continue to increase as the ongoing pandemic pushes more people in our community into food […]

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A Letter to Our Community

Posted March 20, 2020 by

Every year, the Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination publishes an Emergency Food Services Guide which lists all the organizations which offer essential emergency food in our community. In the 2019 guide, there are 21 emergency food services listed in Guelph. Chalmers makes up two of those services with our Downtown and West […]

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Meet Barb Anderson: Donor Management Clerk Extraordinaire

Posted August 8, 2019 by

Since arriving in Guelph in 2001, I have been aware of the vital work that Chalmers Community Services has been doing, initially out of Chalmers United Church, then on Baker Street and now in the new surroundings on Macdonell. And as a donor, I have always been impressed with how welcoming and friendly all of […]

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Steve’s Story

Posted May 17, 2019 by

On any given day at Chalmers Community Centre, you are likely to meet Steve coming through our door with a broad smile and a hello for anyone within earshot; often accompanied by his young son Nick. What follows is a small part of Steve’s story as he told it to me. Six years ago Steve […]

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What’s in a Chalmers basket?

Posted March 11, 2019 by

CCSC’s own Peter Gill recently sat down with Sophia Podrozny to find out more about the origins of Chalmers good food program. Sophia, a registered dietitian who now works with the family health team, was the architect of the program. Peter: How did you first get involved with Chalmers? Sophia: It was the fall of 2006 […]

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