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Volunteer Spotlight – Steve Pierce

Posted November 4, 2019 by

At Chalmers Community Services Centre, we run on the power of volunteers. You’ve probably met a lot of them if you’ve walked into either of our locations when we’re open to the community during the week. However, there are a lot of volunteers you may never see, because they are busy working behind-the-scenes. For instance, […]

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Creating a Welcoming Place

Posted October 15, 2019 by

Here at Chalmers Community Services Centre (CCSC), we work really hard to ensure both our locations are welcoming and safe places for all. We prioritize a dignified approach and our volunteers and staff are tasked with treating everyone who walks through our doors with respect. In practice, though, respectfully welcoming every single person can be […]

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Games! Knitting! English Conversation!

Posted October 8, 2019 by

In partnership with Immigrant Services, we will be offering a social group at our Chalmers West location on Thursdays between 9 and 10 am, where we’ll be knitting and playing games together. Fun, right? So, we are seeking donations of yarn, needles, scissors, beads, string. As well, donations of games like chess, backgammon and decks […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – Families

Posted September 5, 2019 by

We have over 90 volunteers who do all the things here at Chalmers Community Services Centre (CCSC). That’s really a lot of people. Sometimes I wonder if that’s right. Like, NINETY? Sheesh. But, yes. Ninety. What’s neat is that a lot of those people are related to each other. Some folks, they start volunteering together […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – Pauline Zeijlstra

Posted August 8, 2019 by

If you have been to our Chalmers West location, you have probably met Pauline, as she has been volunteering in the portable at 577 Willow Road for over 10 years. We’re not sure what time she arrives on a Thursday morning, but it’s probably dark and you were probably still sleeping. She portions skim milk […]

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Volunteering at Chalmers

Posted July 2, 2019 by

Have you been thinking about volunteering at Chalmers Community Services Centre (CCSC), but aren’t really sure if it’s, well, for you? Do you think it’s too time consuming to volunteer here? Or that we don’t need you? Or that you don’t have the skills we’re seeking?  The thing is, there are all kinds of ways […]

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Chalmers Volunteers are Terrific

Posted February 7, 2019 by

On Friday January 25th, CCSC volunteers filled up tables and chairs in the Willow Grove Room of Three Willows Church for our annual winter Volunteer Appreciation Party. We ate cake and snacks and drank coffee and juice together. The Guelph Community Singers sang old and not so old songs in the sanctuary of the church. […]

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Christmas Gift Bag Campaign

Posted November 1, 2018 by

The Christmas season will soon be upon us and the Christmas Gift Bag Campaign is getting underway.   We hope you will consider supporting this valuable program.  Each year we hear from CCSC guests how grateful they are to receive this gift and that, for many, it is the ONLY gift they receive. For this […]

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What’s Happening at Chalmers West?

Posted February 6, 2018 by

Did you know Chalmers actually has two locations?! We have one location on Macdonell Street, for guests who are needing access to food downtown. And then we’ve got this wonderful thing that happens every Thursday morning on the property of Three Willows Church in the west end of the city. That’s Chalmers West. They offer food […]

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