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About Chalmers

Serving our community with no judgment, a friendly smile, and a helping hand.

Who we are

Chalmers Serves the Guelph Community

At Chalmers, we strive to make our contribution a meaningful one. We’ve listened to our guests, and put together programs that reflect the needs we’ve heard. We offer a warm and respectful place where our guests can receive food, choose clothing and enjoy company and conversation. We provide these services without means-testing to people who are unemployed, underemployed, between jobs or awaiting compensation. In 2020, we welcomed over 12,000 guests! We have 5 staff members and about 100 volunteers who run our programs. Our Board of Directors makes decisions about the overarching direction that Chalmers is moving in.

Together, we work as a team to provide meaningful and compassionate support to the guests who use our services.

Our Vision

A world without poverty, where communities are flourishing with dignity, equality and food security for all.

Our Mission

Our mission is to advocate for and deliver practical and meaningful programs that empower guests to improve their lives.

Our Team