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Twelve Ideas to Make Christmas More Meaningful

Posted December 24, 2017 by

How often do we hear someone say  “I’ll be glad when it’s all over”? Well, our Christmas message offers a few ideas to help keep the season alive: Remember that Christmas Day is the beginning of the Christmas season, not the end. Even if you are back to work before new year’s, how can you […]

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Christmas Gift Bag Dress Rehearsal

Posted December 12, 2017 by

The elves (aka volunteers) are hard at work organizing gift bags for guests!  We couldn’t do it without you! Christmas Gift Bags will be distributed at all 3 CCSC pantries: Wed. 7-8 pm (41 Macdonell St.) Thurs. 10 am -12pm (577 Willow Rd.) Fri. 10 am-12 pm (41 Macdonell St.) for the next 2 weeks.

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Welcome Back to the Cafe

Posted December 12, 2017 by

Chris Willard, Executive Director of the Guelph Community Foundation (second from right) and Lianne Carter Ladner, Marketing & Communications at The Guelph Community Foundation (far right) stopped by for cake and coffee at the Welcome Back to the Cafe event held on Tuesday, Dec. 12 9:30 am to 11 am.  Thanks to a grant from the […]

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Welcome Back to the Cafe

Posted November 8, 2017 by

The Tuesday Morning Cafe will officially open on Tuesday, December 12 from 9:30-11 am.  Please join us for coffee, juice, and refreshments, and to see our new cafe. This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Guelph Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from […]

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The United Way – Improving Lives Locally

Posted November 7, 2017 by

Like all charities in Canada, Chalmers Community Services Centre depends on a variety of funding sources to be able to carry out its mandate – private and corporate donations, foundations, church outreach and discretionary funds, service clubs, trades unions, fundraising events. The single largest source of funds to CCSC is the United Way of Guelph- […]

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A Good News Story About Collaboration

Posted October 18, 2017 by

About three years ago a small group of folks involved in food security – Chalmers, Hope House, Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition and Salvation Army – began meeting to brainstorm how we might work together to improve the issue of food insecurity in Guelph. At that time, the SEED was being created. The SEED is a community […]

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A Note From Peter Gill

Posted October 3, 2017 by

Many people have asked me about my continued involvement with CCSC now that I have stepped down as chair of the board. Well, as they say, I’m not going anywhere for now. In 2016 the board and a few volunteers attended a facilitated all-day meeting where we identified three strategic directions for the years 2017-2019. […]

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NEW CCSC Board Members

Posted September 14, 2017 by

Back in April 2017, CCSC welcomed three new board members we are excited to tell you about.   Meet Aerin Smith our new Treasurer.  She moved to Guelph in 2005 and is married to Jamie. She has a wealth of experience in bookkeeping and accounting and CCSC is really excited to have her on our […]

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WE ARE OPENING

Posted August 15, 2017 by

Save The Date!   It has been a long road but we are very excited to announce that we will open our new doors at 41 Macdonell Street this Friday, August 18th at 10:00 am!  Interim Executive Director, Peter Gill says, “we’re thrilled to co-own space at such a prime, downtown location that we’ve been able […]

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