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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…

Thank you Cyndy Moffat Forsyth!

Cyndy Moffat Forsyth was attracted to the Guelph Community Foundation because of their long-term approach. “They make Guelph a better place today and are working to ensure they are building a better Guelph for generations to come. It is the intergenerational philosophy that keeps me engaged. The charities that we provide grants to each year…

Spring Training

Check out what professional development opportunities the Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance has planned for this spring training lineup. Workshops on strategic planning, evaluation and writing opinion pieces are all available. Registration is now open and member organizations receive a special discounted price. Demystifying Measurement  Date: April 27, 2017 Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm Location: Langs, Cambridge EMBRACE THE…

Caring Community Cards

National Volunteer Week is April 23-29th, but we are thanking volunteers all month long with our Caring Community Cards. The cards are valid during April and feature perks and discounts from businesses and organizations across the county that volunteers can redeem. For individuals to receive a card, Volunteer Centre member agencies place orders for their volunteers…

Artist Selected – Celebrating Volunteers and Canada’s 150th

The Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington is grateful for project support from The Guelph Community Foundation and Ontario150 as well as expertise from the Guelph Arts Council, and is thrilled to announce Meredith Blackmore is the selected artist for the ‘Celebrating 150 Years of Volunteerism – Mural Project’.  “Capturing the talent of a Canadian artist to create a…

The Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington is grateful for project support from The Guelph Community Foundation and Ontario150 as well as expertise from the Guelph Arts Council, and is thrilled to announce Meredith Blackmore is the selected artist for the ‘Celebrating 150 Years of Volunteerism – Mural Project’.  “Capturing the talent of a Canadian artist to create a…

Congratulations to the 2017 Winegard Award Winners

The Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Awards are named for William Winegard, former University of Guelph president and former Guelph MP who served as Canada’s first minister of science and as parliamentary secretary to the minister of international trade. This year, during the March 29 ceremony at the University of Guelph Athletics Centre the awards…

Funding Announcement

Thank you to our local MPP, the Honourable Liz Sandals, for visiting the Volunteer Centre to announce an exciting opportunity. The Volunteer Centre of Guelph-Wellington is proud to be the administrative lead on this project, along with project partners the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network, Volunteer Canada, Volunteer Toronto and Volunteer Mississauga Brampton Caledon. ‘Volunteers are an…

Nicholas Holden is Volunteer of the Month!

As a University of Guelph Sociology student wanting to build his resume and gain life experience, Nicholas Holden has been a Friendly Visiting Volunteer at The Village of Riverside Glen since July 2016 as a dedicated volunteer visiting residents who are isolated. Nicholas was inspired by his Grandpa who volunteered at a retirement home in…

Join The Time To Give Breakfast

April 23 – 29, 2017 is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers! Join us for the annual Time to Give Community Breakfast to be inspired by Will Ferguson, award-winning novelist and travel writer. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, we will explore how volunteering impacts Canadian Identity. Don’t…