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Guelph Community Foundation distributes over $100,00 in grants to local charities

GUELPH – The Guelph Community Foundation (GCF) distributed $2.5 million dollars to community organizations in 2023. Last year ended with 25 local charities receiving $107,400 through a community grants program. The year was particularly challenging as GCF received the highest number of applications ever, officials report.

The kids are not alright: pandemic restrictions led to increased depression, anxiety: report

GUELPH – Many people feared lockdowns during the pandemic would have a negative impact on the physical, emotional and mental health of children and youth. And it now appears those fears were well founded. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH), along with other community partners, has taken a deep dive into the data to explore the secondary …

Guelph Community Foundation releases 2023 Vital Signs Report

Among the key findings in the 2023 Vital Signs report is that less than half of the youth reported high positive mental health scores last year.


Guelph Community Foundation distributes over $500K to 11 organizations

Eleven community service organizations are receiving federal funding from the Guelph Community Foundation, with $512,000 coming from the federal Community Services Recovery Fund.

Local organizations receive $512,000 to modernize operations

GUELPH – The Guelph Community Foundation recently announced $512,000 in funding to support 11 community service organizations in Guelph and Wellington County through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund. Successful applicants  include: – $100,000 for Compass Community Services to upgrade its service systems; –  $100,000 for the Guelph Community Health Centre to modernize

Guelph Community Foundation shares $512K with 11 groups

The Guelph Community Foundation gas announced that 11 community service organizations in Guelph and Wellington County are receiving a combined $511,000 through the federal Community Services Recovery Fund.

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Guelph Community Foundation donates nearly $30K to winter camp programs

A total of $28,700 is coming from the foundation’s Kids to Camp grant program to 10 local winter camp programs.

Guelph Community Foundation allocates more than $28,700 to kids summer camps

GUELPH – Ten summer camps will receive funds through the Guelph Community Foundation’s (GCF) Kids to Camp grant program, allowing over 200 local children to attend camp that otherwise would not be able to. The grants committee made its decision on Feb. 22 and it was approved by the board of directors on March 9.

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Art Gallery of Guelph announces winner of 2023 Middlebrook Prize

Awarded the 2023 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators, Toronto artist and curator Holly Chang will be presenting her winning exhibition at the Art Gallery of Guelph in September.

Holiday giving strong at ‘Spirit of the Season’ fest in Guelph: organizers

The two-day Spirit of the Season festival raised $29,000. The proceeds will go to the Home for Good campaign to help build supportive housing.

Downtown Guelph prepares for upcoming Christmas festival

There will be lots to do at the Spirit of the Season festival taking place Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 in downtown Guelph.

5 things to check out at this weekend’s Spirit of the Season festival in Guelph 

The free event in downtown Guelph takes place Friday and Saturday (Dec. 1 and 2) and includes the annual Guelph Community Santa Parade, which is taking place in the evening for a change.

Nighttime holiday festival in Downtown Guelph raises $29K

Supportive housing initiatives in Guelph got a big boost of cash from the city’s first foray into a nighttime holiday festival. The first-ever Spirit of the Season Festival Guelph, a two-day festival held in Downtown Guelph, raised $29,000 for the Home for Good campaign.

Spirit of the Season Festival Guelph raises $29,000 for Home for Good Campaign

GUELPH – The inaugural Spirit of the Season festival illuminated downtown Guelph, infusing it with joy and radiance over a two-day celebration orchestrated by The Guelph Community Foundation and the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA).  The festival garnered funds to support the Home for Good Campaign, dedicated to financing permanent supportive housing initiatives in Guelph. 

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The Right Housing at The Right Time

A collaborative post from the staff team at Grace Gardens Everyone deserves a place to live. This includes the hundreds of individuals and families in our community that currently do not have a space to call home. For those of us with a home, it is easy to forget that everyone who is experiencing homelessness

Jason Ashdown to lead United Way campaign cabinet

GUELPH – The Home for Good Campaign is excited and honoured to announce that R. Jason Ashdown, co-founder and chief sustainability officer at Skyline Group of Companies, will volunteer as the campaign chair and help meet its $5 million fundraising target. “We are energized to see a long-time Guelph leader and a national housing advocate 

Finish line in sight for supportive housing project

Cost of construction paid for, rent subsidies secured … deal on operating funds is ‘almost there. It won’t be long now before a portion of the city’s unhoused residents have a place to call home, thanks to a north end permanent supportive housing project.

Friends of the Guelph Public Library fundraising hits $1 million

The community book sale put on by Friends of the Guelph Public Library (FGPL) since 2007 has raised $1 million. The money will go to help the Guelph Public Library (GPL) with current programming and be used for programming once the new main library is built.

Guelph book store raises $30,000 to help house homeless people

A holiday season fundraiser at the Bookshelf has wrapped up with the Guelph book store and its customers contributing $30,000 to a local campaign to help fight homelessness.

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