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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Volunteer Spotlight – Hillary Schlaht

Posted March 12, 2020 by

Hillary Schlaht is a member of our board of directors. If you’re Hillary, you do a lot of wonderful things, beyond her regular board-type obligations. You manage all the social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, by making a monthly social media plan and keeping all CCSC’s followers super informed. Hillary has ramped up our […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – Matt McQuade

Posted January 31, 2020 by

This email newsletter is a terrific thing, isn’t it? We get to communicate with you once a month and you get a good sense of what’s happening here at Chalmers Community Services Centre.  Well, the email newsletter is written, designed, developed and consistently sent out to all of you on a monthly basis by one […]

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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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Chalmers Feeds the Soul

Posted September 10, 2019 by

“Chalmers feeds the soul as well as the body” is a quote from one of our supporters when talking about the service that Chalmers provides. Several years ago when CCSC conducted a guest survey to find out what we could do better or more, the #1 response we received was “more social time”. Out of […]

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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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United Way City of Guelph Guelph Community Foundation Donate a Car Guelph United Ministries Flow Office Wisdom United Church of Canada Foundation