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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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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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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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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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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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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