At Chalmers Community Services Centre, we are committed to more than providing emergency food to people in need. We are also working to address key issues which contribute to poverty in our community. Education is one of the most powerful tools we can use to start the process of changing how things are. Below you will find a list of books, videos and other resources which will help inform you about the complicated dynamic surrounding poverty and related issues. We will be adding to this list regularly.

Richard Wigamese (author), Ragged Company
Safe Food Handling Guidelines Website
Bridges Out Of Poverty


Community is where you can find a helping hand when you need one, and where you can lend a hand when you’re able. Here in Guelph, we are blessed with an amazing community with many resources for families and individuals who are struggling. Use the links below to learn about other organizations who are doing everything from handing out emergency food to addressing the bigger issue of eliminating poverty.

Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination
Guelph Wellington Dufferin Food Access Guide (pdf)
Guelph-Wellington Furniture & Household Goods Access Guide
North End Harvest Market
Guelph Community Health Centre
Hope House
Salvation Army Community & Family Service
Immigrant Services Guelph – Wellington
Guelph Wellington Immigration Partnership
HERE 24Seven 1-844-437-3247
Welcome In Drop In Centre
Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington
United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin
The Seed


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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