What’s Happening

Thank you Peter!

“Having retired from fixing computers since 2012, Peter Jaspers-Fayer is now able to indulge, almost full-time, his passion for the outdoors, back-country camping in conjunction with long hikes, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking, and sailing” says Focus on Nature Executive Director Simon Bell.   “For the past two years, Peter has been volunteering with Focus on Nature,…

The Truth About Youth

We are delighted to share a successful initiative that highlights ‘The Truth About Youth’. Congratulations to all involved; in particular, the young people – leaders today, tomorrow and the future – for their passion and action! Background to the Project: Helen Edwards of the Seniors Centre for Excellence and Gabby Ieropoli, Community Youth Resiliency Worker…

Annual Report 2017

Our Annual General Meeting was held on June 27, 2017 at Innovation Guelph. The corresponding annual report features highlights from 3 pillars of work by PIN, The People and Information Netowrk. Some highlights include: 59 volunteers helped shovel snow for 178 seniors and persons with disabilities 1.3 million+ information records for essential human services were…

3 Things For Canada!

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, Canadians are invited to show their spirit by choosing 3 acts of service! If every Canadian chose to do 3 things for their community; imagine the profound effect! From helping neighbours to hosting a street party, leaving a random act of kindness to donating goods, there are a multitude…

Delfino Callegari – Devoted To His Community

When you speak with Delfino Callegari, you can feel his passion for community. A humble man filled with incredible spirit and the love of people, Delfino has been volunteering with the Guelph and District Multicultural Festival for 31 years. Starting as a Board member with the Multicultural Centre (now Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington), Delfino recalls the…

Celebrating Volunteers and Canada 150

PIN, The People and Information Network, formerly the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington, unveiled a lasting legacy celebrating volunteers and Canada’s 150th, during a drop in “Urban Art Gala” on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. With thanks to the wisdom of the Guelph Arts Council and appreciation to funding partners Guelph Community Foundation and the Government…

Annual General Meeting – June 27

On Tuesday, June 27, PIN, The People and Information Network will hold its Annual General Meeting with a Special Presentation by the Letter M – Your Brand: Seven Things to Think About. Doug MacMillan will speak to us about branding. Doug MacMillan is the president of The Letter M Marketing and a familiar face in…

Job Posting: Information and Referral Administrator

PIN, The People and Information Network is welcoming applicants for the Maternity Leave position of Information and Referral Administrator. This is a 12 month contract based on 35 hours per week. Apply with resume and cover letter by June 22, 2017 to [email protected] Please include position title in the subject line. Only those applicants selected…

Thank you Kathryn and Chloe!

“It all began the summer before my daughter was entering Grade 9. Being such an animal lover, she contacted the Guelph Humane Society to see if she could volunteer her 40 hours for high school” Kathryn says, “however, with Chloe being under the age of 16, a parent had to be present. Since I am…

Thank Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is this April 23-29, 2017. It’s the perfect time to celebrate and thank Guelph and Wellington’s 98,000 volunteers! How are we celebrating? Here’s how: The Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Awards were presented to this year’s recipients: Yousr El Sharawy, Political Science Masters student at the University of Guelph, having also…