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Christmas Gift Bags – 2021

Posted October 26, 2021 by

Dear Supporters, Here at Chalmers Community Services Centre, we are getting the Christmas Gift Bag Campaignunderway. We hope you will consider supporting this valuable program, particularly as community members are seeking our support more than ever before. Each year we hear from Chalmers guests how grateful they are to receive this gift and that, for […]

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A Letter From Our New Board Chair

Posted June 22, 2021 by

Dear Friends of Chalmers, Sadly, I am writing on behalf of the Board of Directors to announce the resignation of our Chair, Randy Brant. The Board, staff and volunteers of Chalmers are beyond grateful for the time, hard work and tenacity Randy brought to the organization in his time as Chair and we wish him […]

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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 – // or The Clothing Closet: //

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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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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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Thank you to our sponsors:

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