Help End Homelessness and Precarious Housing!

Guelph-Wellington has joined 28 other communities from across Canada as part of the 20,000 Homes Campaign, a powerful nationwide movement that aims to permanently house 20,000 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless people by July 1, 2018. Registry Week (April 25-28) is designed to jump-start our campaign to end homelessness by mobilizing our community to gather…

20,000 Homes Campaign

Guelph & Wellington is a participating community in this Canada-wide campaign…. More information in February. Principles These principles guide the campaign: Housing First Permanent, safe, appropriate and affordable housing with the support necessary to sustain it, happens first and fast. We believe housing is a right for all Canadians. Knowing who’s out there Every homeless…

Women’s Community Lunch

The Women’s Community Lunch program started with a $15,000 grant from the Women’s College Hospital Women’s XChange. We know that for people with low income, social isolation can be a serious issue. We also know that social isolation and loneliness contribute to poor health in many ways. For more information about the Women’s Community Lunch…

Vital Signs 2015

The Centre Wellington Community Foundation has released its 2015 Vital Signs report. Along with 26 other communities across Canada, the report was issued on October 6, and features highlights of our community in three areas: The Gap Between the Rich and the Poor; Leadership and Belonging; and, Arts and Culture. Read the report here: click…

Food and Social Connectivity Report

The Centre Wellington Social Justice Group is developing a food & social connectivity strategy to reduce food insecurity and increase social cohesion in our community. The purpose of this strategy is increase the number of Centre Wellington residents who have physical and economic access to adequate amounts of nutritious, safe and culturally acceptable food in…

Food For Thought

The Centre Wellington Social Justice Group identified local food access and security as a priority area. We wanted to engage the local community in a conversation about food security, food access and local food, to identify: what is happening in the community, ways to build on the current successes, and how to remove barriers to…