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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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CCSC Garage Sale

Posted January 28, 2019 by

On Saturday, March 16th, from 9am to 12 pm a Garage Sale in support of CCSC will take place at Centennial CVI, which is located at 289 College Ave. W. Guelph. This is a great opportunity to find some wonderful treasures and support your community! If you have anything you wish to donate, drop-offs can […]

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THANK YOU…

Posted January 15, 2019 by

…to all our farming and gardening friends who have supplied Chalmers with so much wonderful fresh produce in 2018. Now that the winter season is upon us, we can take stock of the bounty provided to us by CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), garden plots, community and church gardens and folks who simply donated surplus produce […]

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Let’s Start a Conversation

Posted December 7, 2018 by

Last January the Guelph Community Foundation, with local partners launched a data based report which looks at what Guelph is doing well and what needs to improve. It is called Guelph and Wellington Vital Signs – Taking the Pulse of our Community.    Here are a few facts which directly impact the work we do at […]

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Everyone Has A Talent!

Posted October 16, 2018 by

“Everyone has a talent! You just need to keep on with living until you find it.”   Fern has always been such a positive person when she stops by Chalmers for a visit that her remark was no surprise.  Still, it has taken some time before it became known to us the extent of her […]

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