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					                                  2010
Directory of United Way Funded Programs




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                                                             Contents
                                                             A.C.O.R.D. (A Community for Offender Reconciliation and Diversion) ................... 1
                                                                Community Service Order

                                                             Action Read Community Literacy Centre.......................................................................... 1
Every day, programs and services funded by the                  Early Start Family Literacy
                                                                Educational Supports for Disadvantaged Adults
United Way of Guelph & Wellington help our families,
our friends, our neighbours.                                 AIDS Committee of Guelph & Wellington ........................................................................ 1
                                                                Support Program for People Living with HIV/Aids

These programs are for everyone in our community,            Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington ......................................................................... 1
from infants to seniors; from Guelph to Aberfoyle to            Peer Support for Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease

Mount Forest. They are programs many of us hope              Anishnabeg Outreach .............................................................................................................. 1
we’ll never need to call on, but are thankful for when          Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
needs arise.                                                 Autism Society of Ontario - Wellington County Chapter ............................................ 2
                                                               Summer Programming
The generosity of thousands of donors and volunteers         Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph ....................................................................................... 2
from across Wellington County and the City of                   Group Program
Guelph allows the United Way to fund the essential              In-School Mentoring Program
                                                                Match Program
programs outlined in this directory.                            Teen Group Program

                                                             Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Wellington .................................................................. 2
Thank-you all for your ongoing support.
                                                                Match Program

                                                             BreastStrokes ............................................................................................................................ 2
                                                                BreastStrokes Dragon Boat Team

                                                             Canadian Hearing Society ...................................................................................................... 2
Ken Dardano                                                     Hearing Care Counselling Program
Executive Director                                              Information Services & Community Development
United Way of Guelph & Wellington
June 2010                                                    Canadian Mental Health Association: Grand River Branch .......................................... 3
                                                                Community Development & Education Services

                                                             Canadian National Institute for the Blind ......................................................................... 3
                                                                Counselling and Referral Service
                                                                Library Services

            United Way. Every day.                              Orientation and Mobility Instruction
                                                                Rehabilitation Training

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Canadian Red Cross Society - Guelph/Wellington Branch.......................................... 3                                                Guelph Independent Living ................................................................................................... 5
   Disaster Services                                                                                                                               Community Integration
   Healthcare Equipment Loan Program
   Meals on Wheels – Guelph                                                                                                                      Guelph/Wellington Seniors Association .......................................................................... 6
   RespectED                                                                                                                                       GWSA Services

Centre Wellington Food Bank .............................................................................................. 3                     Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis ................................................................................. 6
  Healthy Fresh Food                                                                                                                               Rural Women's Support Program
                                                                                                                                                   Sexual Assault Centre
Chalmers Community Services Centre .............................................................................. 4
  Chalmers Outreach Program                                                                                                                      Hospice Wellington ................................................................................................................ 6
                                                                                                                                                   Palliative & Bereavement Support
Community Resource Centre ............................................................................................... 4                        Wellness Program
  Outreach and Support Program, Information and Referral Service
                                                                                                                                                 Immigrant Services of Guelph-Wellington ...................................................................... 6
Community Torchlight, Distress Centre Guelph/Wellington..................................... 4                                                     Be the Change
  Distress Line Listening Service
                                                                                                                                                 John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington .............................................................. 6
East Wellington Community Services ................................................................................ 4                               Anti-bullying (Crime Prevention) Workshops
   Community Support Program                                                                                                                        Community Aftercare
   Information and Referral Centre                                                                                                                  Communicating Our Perspectives & Emotions (COPES)

Epilepsy Waterloo Wellington ............................................................................................. 4                     Learning Disabilities Association, Wellington Chapter ................................................. 7
   Outreach Program                                                                                                                                 Community Outreach

Family Counselling & Support Services ............................................................................. 4                            Michael House Pregnancy Care Centre .............................................................................. 7
   Credit and Debt Counselling                                                                                                                      Residential Program
   Professional Counselling & Counselling North
                                                                                                                                                 Mood Disorders Support Group of Guelph ...................................................................... 7
Food and Friends ...................................................................................................................... 5          Mood Disorders Support Group
   Student Nutrition Program
                                                                                                                                                 North Wellington Seniors Council ...................................................................................... 7
Give Yourself Credit ............................................................................................................... 5             Create Rural Vitality for 50+
   Give Yourself Credit
                                                                                                                                                 Ontario March of Dimes ......................................................................................................... 7
Guelph Enabling Garden ........................................................................................................ 5                  Assistive Devices Program
  Volunteer Co-ordinator Position
                                                                                                                                                 Project Serve Canada ............................................................................................................. 8
Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition ..................................................................... 5                                      Project Serve
  Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group
  Onward Willow Better Beginnings Project                                                                                                        Rainbow Programmes for Children .................................................................................... 8
  Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Group                                                                                                              Inclusive Summer Day Camp
  Two Rivers Neighbourhood Group
  Waverley Neighbourhood Group                                                                                                                   St. John Ambulance - Fergus/Elora Branch ...................................................................... 8
  West Willow Woods Neighbourhood Group                                                                                                              First Aid & Community Services



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St. John Ambulance - Guelph Branch ................................................................................. 8
    First Aid Program/Therapy Dog Program

Second Chance Employment Counselling ........................................................................ 8
   Youth Resource Centre

Spark of Brilliance ................................................................................................................... 9
   Spark of Brilliance

United Way of Guelph & Wellington ................................................................................. 9
   Social Planning
   Student Volunteer Recognition Scholarships

Victorian Order of Nurses ..................................................................................................... 9
   Transportation (client subsidy)
   Volunteer Visiting

Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington ......................................................................... 9
   Community Information Guelph
   Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington

Welcome In Drop-In Centre.................................................................................................. 9
  Drop-in Centre
  Last Month's Rent Trust Fund
  Stepping Stone Emergency Shelter
  Winter Warmth

Wellington County Learning Centre ................................................................................. 10
  Just for YOUth Literacy

Wyndham House ..................................................................................................................... 10
  Youth Drop-In
  Youth Residential & Emergency Bed Program

YMCA/YWCA of Guelph ...................................................................................................... 10
  Teenage Parents Program (TAPPS)




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                                                                                               AIDS Committee of Guelph & Wellington
Funded Programs by Agency
                                                                                               409 Woolwich Street, 2nd Floor                 Tel: (519) 763 2255/1-800-282-4505
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                                                                                               Guelph, ON N1H 3X2                                              Fax: (519) 763 8125
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A.C.O.R.D.                                                                                     www.aidsguelph.org                                          support@aidsguelph.org
(A Community for Offender Reconciliation and Diversion)
                                                                                               Support Program for People Living with HIV/AIDS                 Allocation: $23,857
                                                                                               Compassionate support and accurate information are provided to individuals with
128 Woolwich Street, Suite 201                                    Tel: (519) 821 1602
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                                                                                               HIV/AIDS to assist them to make informed choices and to attain greater control
Guelph, ON N1H 3V2                                                Fax: (519) 821 8963
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                                                                                               over their health. The program offers nutritional supplements, free food and vitamins,
                                                                    acord@sentex.net
                                                                                               emergency funds for medication, counselling, advocacy and referrals to community
                                                                                               programs.
Community Service Order                                               Allocation: $5,811
Provides the opportunity for offenders to remain in the community rather than be
                                                                                                                                                        Total Allocation: $23,857
sentenced to custody. An agency placement is arranged and is based on the
offender’s time available, interests, skills and abilities. Placements encourage
offenders to demonstrate responsible behaviour in their communities.                           Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington

                                                            Total Allocation: $5,811           111 Macdonell Street                                           Tel: (519) 836-7672
                                                                                               Guelph, ON N1H 2Z7                                             Fax: (519) 836-1041
Action Read Community Literacy Centre                                                          www.alzheimer.guelph.org                               office@alzheimer.guelph.org

                                                                                               Peer Support for Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease               Allocation: $7,837
2 Quebec Street, Suite 220                                        Tel: (519) 836 2759
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                                                                                               Allows individuals who have recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease to
Guelph, ON N1H 2T3                                                Fax: (519) 836 7020
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                                                                                               meet with others who can share coping strategies and empathize with the feelings of
www.actionread.com                                              action1@on.aibn.com
                                                                                               fear and frustration related to their new diagnosis.
Early Start Family Literacy                                         Allocation: $9,500
                                                                                                                                                         Total Allocation: $7,837
Series of free two hour programs facilitated by a certified Early Childhood Educator
(ECE), located in different neighbourhoods throughout Guelph. The facilitator reads
books, tells stories, sings songs and plays rhyming games and puzzles with parents             Anishnabeg Outreach
and young children together. Activities develop children’s pre-reading skills. The
facilitator also connects families with other services, shares information about               40 Baker St., 2nd Floor                                      Tel: (519) 763-5292
developmental concerns, and guides parents in developing the skills to further                 Guelph, ON N1H 4G1                                           Fax: (519) 763-1335
promote early learning at home.                                                                www.anishnabegoutreach.org                        Guelph@anishnabegoutreach.org

Educational Supports for Disadvantaged Adults                     Allocation: $37,715          Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)             Allocation: $2,915
Helps individuals with major learning barriers obtain the training, resources and              An Outreach Worker at Anishnabeg participated in the ASIST for Trainers program,
counselling supports necessary to develop their literacy skills. These skills are              and will now serve as a local resource to train others. ASIST provides skills to make
necessary to meet such basic needs as employment or further independence                       community workers and caregivers more comfortable, confident and competent in
(shopping, budgeting, filling out forms, label reading, etc.).                                 helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

                                                            Total Allocation: $47,215                                                                    Total Allocation: $2,915




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Autism Society of Ontario – Wellington County Chapter                                            Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Wellington

P.O. Box 1877                                                     Tel: (519) 993-6699            P.O. Box 1311, 110 Wellington St. E.                            Tel: (519) 323 4273
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Guelph, ON N1H 7A1                                               Fax: (519) 822-6599             Mount Forest, ON NOG 2L0                                        Fax: (519) 323 4359
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www.autismontario.com                                  wellington@autismontario.com              www.bbbsnorthwellington.org                                bbbsnorwel@wightman.ca

Summer Programming                                               Allocation: $9,881              Match Program                                                  Allocation: $19,000
Provides subsidies to families with children/youth with autism, so that the children/            Children are matched with a screened adult volunteer of the same gender for a safe,
youth can attend summer programs (e.g. camps) with the supports they need to learn               supportive mentoring friendship.
and participate.
                                                                                                                                                            Total Allocation: $19,000
                                                             Total Allocation: $9,881
                                                                                                 Breaststrokes
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph
                                                                                                 Box 25116, 370 Stone Road West,                                   Tel: (519) 823-2516
155 Suffolk Street West, Unit 2G                                  Tel: (519) 824 5154
                                                                                 ‑               Guelph, ON N1G 4T4                                            info@breaststrokes.org
Guelph, ON N1H 2J7                                                Fax: (519) 824 6156
                                                                                 ‑               www.breaststrokes.org
www.bbbsg.ca                                                            info@bbbsg.ca
                                                                                                 BreastStrokes Dragon Boat Team                                     Allocation: $2,850
Group Program                                                    Allocation: $27,946             This year-round program is a celebration of life. Women whose lives have been
Serves boys and girls who are on the waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sister. It also       affected by breast cancer benefit physically, emotionally and socially from working
serves children who need a positive male/female role model and peer                              with other survivors to achieve a common goal during dragon boat racing events.
interaction. Each group has a designated leader with several dedicated volunteers,
and is comprised of girls or boys within a specific age range. Volunteers plan and                                                                           Total Allocation: $2,850
supervise at least two outings each month, picking up the children and driving them
to their group outings.                                                                          Canadian Hearing Society
In-School Mentoring Program                                       Allocation: $11,400            2 Quebec Street, Suite 200                                        Tel: (519) 821-4242
Coordinated in partnership with school boards, the In-School Mentoring (ISM)                     Guelph, ON N1H 2T3                                                Fax: (519) 821-8846
program provides the opportunity for volunteers (mentors) to develop a one-to-one                www.chs.ca                                                              vbaby@chs.ca
friendship with a child. ISM is a program that takes place at the child’s school, during
the school year. It’s not about homework—this is not an academic program. It                     Hearing Care Counselling Program                                  Allocation: $6,983
focuses on encouraging friendships and building-esteem through activities such as                Provides communication and hearing support services to individuals 55 years of age
crafts, games and sports. A mentor spends at least one hour per week with a child.               and older with an acquired hearing loss, to enable them to carry out daily living
                                                                                                 activities independently and with reduced communication difficulties. Services include
Match Program                                                  Allocation: $69,312               one-to-one counselling with a focus on communication strategies, prevention of
Children are matched with a screened adult volunteer of the same gender for a safe,              hearing loss, and use of technical devices. Hearing Help is offered to teach lip reading,
supportive mentoring friendship.                                                                 speech reading, and to encourage self-help and mutual aid.
Teen Group Program                                                Allocation: $12,187            Information Services & Community Development                    Allocation: $8,589
Offers a pre-teen group and a teen group who meet regularly in a safe environment to             Information and education are provided regarding hearing loss and deafness through
learn about and discuss issues relevant to them and to their situation, such as peer             presentations, displays, community consultations, and workshops for seniors,
relations, abuse prevention, conflict management, and communication skills.                      employers and the public.
                                                          Total Allocation: $120,845                                                                        Total Allocation: $15,572




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Canadian Mental Health Association:                                                             Canadian Red Cross Society – Guelph/Wellington Branch
Grand River Branch
                                                                                                15 Yarmouth Street                                               Tel: (519) 836 3523
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147 Wyndham Street North                         Tel: (519) 836 6220/1-888-255-2642
                                                                ‑                               Guelph, ON NIH 4G2                                               Fax: (519) 836 7353
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Guelph, ON N1H 4E9                                                Fax: (519) 836-6273           www.redcross.ca                                                  guelph@redcross.ca
www.cmhagrb.on.ca                                             admin@cmhawdb.on.ca
                                                                                                Disaster Services                                                 Allocation: $7,500
Community Development & Education Services                      Allocation: $26,838             Volunteers provide the community of Guelph and Wellington with presentations on
Community education about mental health through personal wellness workshops,                    how to prepare for an emergency or disaster such as a fire, tornado, flood or chemical
issue focused seminars, presentations, information displays, newsletters, high school           spill. Also provides emergency short-term relief in major disasters, including food,
education opportunities and special events.                                                     clothing, shelter and reuniting of families.

                                                            Total Allocation: $26,838           Healthcare Equipment Loan Program                              Allocation: $11,400
                                                                                                Home healthcare equipment is loaned to clients on a temporary basis for up to three
                                                                                                months. A variety of aids, such as walkers, wheelchairs and commodes are available.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
                                                                                                Meals on Wheels Guelph
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                                                                                                                   ‑                                               Allocation: $12,000
180 King Street South, Suite 160                 Tel: (519) 742 3536 /1-866-797-1312
                                                               ‑                                Provides hot nutritious meals delivered to the door between 11 am and 12:30 pm,
Waterloo, ON N2J 1P8                                              Fax: (519) 742 4003
                                                                                  ‑             Monday to Saturday, including holidays. Service also provides a daily check on client's
www.cnib.ca                                                              info@cnib.ca           wellbeing. Each meal consists of a soup, hot entrée and a dessert. Accommodation
                                                                                                for special needs diets is available. Apetito and Entree Plus frozen meals are also
Counselling and Referral Service                                     Allocation: $4,714         available.
A rehabilitation team assists clients and their families in adjusting to vision loss and
the frustrations that can occur. An independent rehabilitation plan is developed and            RespectED                                                           Allocation: $12,398
referrals are made to CNIB rehabilitation specialists as well as community services as          An abuse prevention program for youth and adults who work with youth that
needed.                                                                                         addresses issues such as child abuse, bullying and harassment, and promotes healthy
                                                                                                dating relationships. Youth presentations are delivered by school board trainer-
Library Services                                                  Allocation: $4,714            partners and peer facilitators. Adult training is available on-line or in-person. A
Provides access to information available to sighted people in print. People can select          personal safety program for young children is also available.
books in tape format, print/Braille books, Braille music scores and descriptive videos;
for example, a sighted parent may order print/Braille books so that they can read                                                                          Total Allocation: $43,298
along with their child who is blind.

Orientation and Mobility Instruction                               Allocation: $4,714
                                                                                                Centre Wellington Food Bank
Professional instructors give individual instruction to develop independent travel
skills and white cane technique. The focus is on being able to move around safely and           105 Queen Street West, Unit 12                                  Tel: (519) 787-1401
independently at home, at work and in the community.                                            Fergus, ON N1M 1S6                                              Fax: (519) 787-2391
                                                                                                www.cwfoodbank.org                                        cwfoodbank@wightman.ca
Rehabilitation Training                                                 Allocation $4,714
Clients are taught practical skills for daily living to help maintain independence, such        Healthy Fresh Food                                                Allocation: $12,500
as skills for meal preparation, organization and labelling, and personal management.            Provides free groceries (one week’s supply, once a month) and other basic supplies to
Braille and keyboarding instruction are also available.                                         individuals and families. Also offers individuals the opportunity to upgrade skills
                                                                                                through the Wellington Centre for Continuing Education.
                                                            Total Allocation: $18,856
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Chalmers Community Services Centre                                                            East Wellington Community Services

40 Baker Street                                                 Tel: (519) 822-8778           45 Main Street, P.O. Box 786                                        Tel: (519) 833 9696
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Guelph, ON N1H 4G1                                              Fax: (519) 822-0419           Erin, ON NOB 1T0                                                    Fax: (519) 833-7563
www.chalmerscentre.ca                                     chalmerscentre@bellnet.ca           www.ewag.ca                                                            info@ew-cs.com

Chalmers Outreach Program                                        Allocation: $15,000          Community Support Program                                         Allocation: $7,500
Provides individual support and counselling/referrals for individuals with urgent             Provides support to families and individuals in need, such as food, clothing and
needs. Services include a Fair Share Food Shelf, a Clothing Cupboard, haircuts,               assistance with transportation.
mending of clothing, assistance with transportation and Saturday night suppers.
                                                                                              Information and Referral Centre                         Allocation: $36,030
                                                          Total Allocation: $15,000           INFO Erin & INFO Rockwood provide information and referral services about
                                                                                              health and social services located in East Wellington.
Community Resource Centre
                                                                                                                                                         Total Allocation: $43,530
160 St. David Street South                      Tel: (519) 843 7000/1-866-840-3249
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Fergus, ON N1M 2L3                                              Fax: (519) 843 7597
                                                                               ‑              Epilepsy Waterloo Wellington
www.communityresourcecentre.org                 info@communityresourcecentre.org
                                                                                              301 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor               Tel: (519) 745 2112/1-866-EPILEPSY
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Outreach and Support Program,                                                                 Kitchener, ON N2H 2N6                                           Fax: (519) 745 2435
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Information and Referral Service                                Allocation: $95,000           www.epilww.com                                                   epilww@sentex.net
Provides support and assistance to the community around issues of safe and
affordable housing, income supports, crisis intervention, one-to-one support and              Outreach Program                                                   Allocation: $2,000
advocacy. Also provides information and referral support for a variety of community           Provides people with epilepsy, their families and their caregivers with medical
services and locating programs to meet individual needs. A number of additional               information, health counselling and support services. This includes support groups,
programs come under this umbrella program including Income Tax Completion,                    telephone networking and referrals to specific agencies. The program also offers
Volunteer Transportation, Emergency and Benevolent Funds, and Summer                          educational presentations.
Recreation Programs. These services and supports are available in the communities of
Centre Wellington, Wellington North, Mapleton and Minto and are administered                                                                              Total Allocation: $2,000
from the main office in Fergus.
                                                                                              Family Counselling & Support Services
                                                          Total Allocation: $95,000
                                                                                              109 Surrey Street East                          Tel: (519) 824 2431/1-800-307-7078
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Community Torchlight,                                                                         Guelph, ON N1H 3P7                                              Fax: (519) 824 3598
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Distress Centre Wellington/Dufferin                                                           www.familyserviceguelph.on.ca                         info@familyserviceguelph.on.ca

P.O. Box 1027                                  Tel: (519) 821-3760/1-888-821-3760             Credit and Debt Counselling                                       Allocation $54,331
Guelph, ON N1H 6N1                                             Fax: (519) 821 8190
                                                                               ‑              Services include assessment, referral and counselling for individuals and families who
www.dc-wd.org                                                                                 are experiencing debt-related problems or who wish to learn about household money
                                                                                              management; creditor negotiation and administration of debt repayment and
Distress Line Listening Service                                     Allocation: $80,000       management programs; educational seminars and training sessions; and prevention
Trained volunteers provide 24 hour, 7 day/week telephone listening, support, referral         oriented information and workshop sessions.
and crisis assistance services for all ages. Calls are conducted in an atmosphere of
confidentiality, anonymity and impartiality. A Youth Support Line (519-821-5469) is           Professional Counselling and Counselling North                    Allocation: $106,992
also available.                                                                               Offers counselling and referral services for people of all ages coping with problems
                                                                                              such as marital conflict, divorce, parenting issues, stress, emotional issues, sexual
                                                          Total Allocation: $80,000           assault, abuse, incest and family violence. Counselling services are offered at offices

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located in Guelph and Wellington County. Services are provided in individual, couple,          Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition
family and group formats.
                                                                                               c/o City of Guelph, 1 Carden Street                     Tel: (519) 822-1260 ext. 2680
                                                          Total Allocation: $161,323           Guelph, ON N1H 3A1                                                Fax: (519) 837-5648
                                                                                               www.guelph.ca                                            cindy.richardson@guelph.ca
Food and Friends
                                                                                               Neighbourhood groups are nonprofits consisting of dedicated community members
87 Waterloo Ave, Upper                                    Tel: (519) 826-9551 x 22             helping to support children, families, and adults by providing social, recreational, and
Guelph, ON N1H 3H6                                             Fax: (519) 766-4870             educational programs, as well as acting as resources to help link people to other
www.childrensfoundation.org                foodandfriends@childrensfoundation.org              community agencies. Each group offers different programs and activities. A sampling
                                                                                               of which includes: emergency food; clothing closet; personal and family counselling;
Student Nutrition Program                                        Allocation: $45,000           pre-school play groups; family literacy programs; after-school programs for youth;
Provides breakfast and healthy snack programs in a number of schools in Guelph and             youth drop-in programs; and summer day camps.
Wellington to students who are unable, for a variety of reasons, to acquire
nourishment to start their day.                                                                Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group                                   Allocation: $5,700
                                                                                               (519-821-9243—brant.ave.ng@gmail.com)
                                                           Total Allocation: $45,000
                                                                                               Onward Willow Better Beginnings Project                            Allocation: $5,700
Give Yourself Credit                                                                           (519-824-8498)

141 Woolwich Street                                          Tel: (519) 824-2410 x227          Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Group                               Allocation: $5,700
Guelph, ON N1H 8M5                                                 Fax: (519) 763-9628         (519-824-6340—parkwood.g.n.g@bellnet.ca)

Give Yourself Credit                                               Allocation: $9,500          Two Rivers Neighbourhood Group                                     Allocation: $5,700
Provides vulnerable youth, aged 16-18, the opportunity to obtain high school credits           (519-837-4248—info_tworivers@yahoo.ca)
in a community setting. The target audience are youth, who are either homeless or at
risk of homelessness, have personal circumstances that restrict them from attending            Waverley Neighbourhood Group                                       Allocation: $5,700
high school (e.g. pregnancy, bullying, etc.), have experienced halted success in school,       (519-821-9677—waverleygroup@hotmail.com)
or for whom the regular school system has not been successful in providing a
program to meet their needs.                                                                   West Willow Woods Neighbourhood Group                              Allocation: $5,700
                                                                                               (519-826-9930—wwwng@bellnet.ca)
                                                            Total Allocation: $9,500
                                                                                                                                                          Total Allocation: $34,200
Guelph Enabling Garden
                                                                                               Guelph Independent Living
549 Watson Parkway South.                                         Tel: (519) 829-1955
Guelph, ON N1L 1C4                                               Fax: (519) 763-2804           238 Willow Road                                                Tel: (519) 836 1812
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www.enablinggarden.org                                    enablinginfo@sympatico.ca            Guelph, ON N1H 8H1                                             Fax: (519) 836 7918
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                                                                                               www.guelphindependentliving.org                   info@guelphindependentliving.org
Volunteer Co-ordinator Position                                    Allocation: $9,500
The enabling garden provides a living, interactive, accessible environment that fosters        Community Integration                                              Allocation: $10,735
a sense of belonging. The garden features: accessible paths; visual cues; Braille              Works with clients who have a disability, in one-on-one and group settings, to assist
signage; accessible benches; work areas and tools; raised garden beds; and horticulture        in identifying their recreational, social and educational needs. Needs are addressed by
therapy. The Guelph Enabling Garden is designed for people of all ages with varying            developing action plans that include accessing community groups, recreation and
degrees of physical and cognitive ability.                                                     educational programs.

                                                            Total Allocation: $9,500                                                                      Total Allocation: $10,735


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Guelph/Wellington Seniors Association                                                          Hospice Wellington

c/o Evergreen Seniors Centre, 683 Woolwich Street                   Tel: (519) 823-1291        795 Scottsdale Drive                                            Tel: (519) 836 3921
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Guelph, ON N1H 3Y8                                                 Fax: (519) 823 8972
                                                                                 ‑             Guelph, ON N1G 3R8                                              Fax: (519) 836 2154
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www.gwsa-guelph.ca                                                gwsainfo@gmail.com           www.hospicecares.ca                                       help@hospicewellington.org

GWSA Services                                                   Allocation: $51,182            Palliative & Bereavement Support                                    Allocation: $50,350
The GWSA offers a number of services, including:                                               Volunteers provide emotional and social support to terminally ill clients and their
• Feeling Better One and Too Programs — A functional fitness in-home and group                 families, as well as respite for the caregiver. Bereavement facilitators and support
   program run by volunteers for seniors who are unable to access other community              groups are available to assist people coping after the death of a loved one.
   physical activity programs.
• Seniors Offering Support (SOS) — Trained, caring and responsive peers provide                Wellness Program                                                     Allocation: $9,500
   telephone information on the resources and services available within the city.              Supports individuals dealing with a serious illness, illness of a loved one or
• Outreach — Twice each month, socially isolated and home-bound seniors are                    bereavement. Various activities provide opportunities to socialize, learn, have fun,
   brought to the Evergreen Seniors Centre for a half-day program designed to                  reduce stress, share feelings and acquire skills for handling difficulties. All activities
   decrease social isolation.                                                                  take place on-site, at the Hospice location. Hospice Wellington also offers a library of
                                                                                               books, and audio and visual materials.
• Evergreen Action Nutrition — This program promotes nutrition education and
   support for diabetics and people with other chronic diseases.
                                                                                                                                                           Total Allocation: $59,850
                                                           Total Allocation: $51,182
                                                                                               Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Guelph‑Wellington Women in Crisis
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                                                                                               926 Paisley Rd, Units 4 & 5                                        Tel: (519) 836-2222
                                                                                               Guelph, ON N1K 1X5                                                 Fax: (519) 837-2884
P.O. Box 1451                                                    Tel: (519) 836-1110
                                                                                               www.gdmc.org                                                       mailbox@gdmc.org
Guelph, ON N1H 6N9                      Crisis Line: (519) 836 5710/1-800-265-7233
                                                              ‑
www.gwwomenincrisis.org                                         Fax: (519) 836 1979
                                                                                 ‑
                                                                                               Be the Change                                                       Allocation: $5,000
                                                     adminrec@gwwomenincrisis.org
                                                                                               “Be the Change” promotes participation of new immigrants to Guelph/Wellington in
                                                                                               the social fabric of our community. Participants benefit from variety of capacity
Rural Women’s Shelter Support Program                            Allocation: $29,642
                                                                                               building and skill development workshops while planning their own grassroots
Provides confidential assistance to women and their children living in Wellington
                                                                                               initiatives that address their communities’ needs. Initiatives include homework
County who are or have been in abusive relationships, or who are survivors of
                                                                                               assistance programs for neighbourhood children, senior groups for ethno-specific
childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault or harassment. Transportation may be arranged
                                                                                               elderly and neighbourhood children theatre groups.
whenever needed, as well as accompaniment to police, court, hospital, lawyer’s office
and the shelter. Advocacy and referrals to other community agencies are provided, as
                                                                                                                                                            Total Allocation: $5,000
well as housing, legal, financial and custody information. The rural offices are located
in Palmerston, Fergus, Erin and Rockwood and can be accessed directly or through
the toll-free line.                                                                            John Howard Society of Waterloo‑Wellington
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Sexual Assault Centre                                             Allocation: $14,696          85 Westmount Road                                                Tel: (519) 836 1501
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Offers support and provides confidential counselling to women 16 years of age and              Guelph, ON N1H 5J2                                               Fax: (519) 836 9944
                                                                                                                                                                                 ‑
older who have been sexually assaulted, harassed and/or are survivors of childhood             www.waterloo.johnhoward.on.ca                   inquiries@waterloo.johnhoward.on.ca
sexual abuse/incest. Support is also available for family and friends of survivors. Also
provide accompaniments to hospital, court and police, as well as court preparation.            Anti-bullying (Crime Prevention) Workshops                         Allocation: $10,610
Public education and training is available upon request to increase community                  Offers anti-bullying presentations in the schools to classes of students ages five to
awareness and commitment in responding to sexual violence.                                     nine. The goal of the program is to raise awareness of the issue of bullying and to
                                                                                               provide effective strategies to schools, students, parents and teachers on how to deal
                                                           Total Allocation: $44,338           with bullying behaviour.

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Community Aftercare                                                Allocation: $6,500             Mood Disorders Support Group of Guelph
Provides support for ex inmates attempting to reintegrate into the Guelph/
Wellington community. The service is available at the client's request and involves               P.O. Box 873                                                      Tel: (519) 766-4477
individual counselling that is solution focused and supportive in nature.                         Guelph, ON N1H 6M6                                                    info@mdsgg.ca
                                                                                                  www.mdsgg.ca
Communicating Our Perspectives & Emotions (COPES) Allocation: $6,355
A group program for identified youth who have exhibited difficulty in controlling                 Mood Disorders Support Group                                     Allocation: $6,650
anger/emotions, specifically within a school environment. These youth are at risk of              Self-help and support group offering education and discussions for people dealing
leaving school early and at risk of criminal involvement in the community. The                    with depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders. The group works toward reducing the
curriculum teaches cognitive skills such as problem solving, consequential thinking               stigma of mental illness within the group as well as in the community.
and effective communication, as well as impulse control and anger management
strategies.                                                                                                                                                  Total Allocation: $6,650
                                                            Total Allocation: $23,465
                                                                                                  North Wellington Seniors Council
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario,
                                                                                                  16 Queen Street, East                                            Tel: (519) 848-2084
Wellington Chapter                                                                                Clifford, ON N0G 1M0                                         osharon18@yahoo.com

#233, 17A-218 Silvercreek Pkwy North                                Tel: (519) 837 2050
                                                                                  ‑               Create Rural Vitality for 50+                                      Allocation: $10,450
Guelph, ON N1H 8E8                                                        info@ldawc.ca           Through their Create Rural Vitality program, the North Wellington Seniors Council
www.ldawc.ca                                                                                      aims to improve the lives of seniors living in rural areas by providing support
                                                                                                  programs, improving communication and addressing accessibility issues.
Community Outreach                                                    Allocation: $9,500
The LDAO is dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with                                                                             Total Allocation: $10,450
learning disabilities so that they can reach their full potential. The association prepares
and distributes information kits and educational material, offers telephone support               Ontario March of Dimes
and referrals to community resources, publishes a quarterly newsletter, and donates
resources to public libraries.
                                                                                                  238 St. Patrick Street East                       Tel: (519) 787-3833/866-765-7237
                                                                                                  Fergus, ON N1M 1M6                                               Fax: (519) 787-2911
                                                              Total Allocation: $9,500
                                                                                                  www.marchofdimes.ca                                           adp@marchofdimes.ca
Michael House Pregnancy Care Centre                                                               Assistive Devices Program                                         Allocation: $16,891
                                                                                                  Mobility devices, personal safety equipment, augmentative communication devices,
1 Taggart Street, P.O. Box 24045                                   Tel: (519) 766-7675            environmental control systems and repairs to mobility devices are provided to adults
Guelph, ON N1E 6V8                                                Fax: (519) 766-1713             in financial need. Each device must be prescribed by an Occupational Therapist.
www.michaelhouse.ca                                         michaelhouse@rogers.com               Staff acts as a broker to solicit funds on behalf of the consumer from regional social
                                                                                                  services, service clubs and other agencies.
Residential Program                                         Allocation: $25,000                                                                               Total Allocation: $16,891
Michael House offers short term housing and support for young women during
pregnancy. Michael House can house up to four women and their newborns, up to
three months of age, in comfort and relative privacy.

                                                            Total Allocation: $25,000




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Project Serve Canada                                                                         St. John Ambulance – Guelph Branch

Civic Engagement, University of Guelph                Tel: (519) 824-4120 ext. 52782         52 Victoria Road South                                          Tel: (519) 821 3400
                                                                                                                                                                          ‑
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1                                               Fax: (519) 821-2705         Guelph, ON N1E 5P6                                              Fax: (519) 821 4223
                                                                                                                                                                          ‑
www.studentlife.uoguelph.ca/lce                                 citizen@uoguelph.ca          www.sja.ca                                                 stjohnguelph@bellnet.ca

Project Serve                                                     Allocation: $4,500         First Aid Program/Therapy Dog Program                            Allocation: $6,000
Each February, Project Serve Canada enables students from the University of Guelph           The Brigade First Aid program provides training in First Aid and CPR, triage, oxygen
to connect with students from other Canadian universities, and together significantly        administration, vehicle emergencies and manoeuvres, emergency planning and
serve in collaboratively designed four day volunteer placements. Integrated within           evacuation procedures, health care, stretcher use and patient handling, radio
these immersion service experiences are a variety of learning opportunities; education       communications, critical incident stress management and effective documentation of
and reflection components implemented to raise awareness in the students on critical         patient care. Also provides First Aid services at community events.
social issues and to encourage the development of a lifelong sense of responsible
national citizenship in these young adults.                                                  The Therapy Dog Program provides the therapeutic presence of a dog to residents in
                                                                                             care facilities to help break down the barriers of loneliness, despair and rejection.
                                                           Total Allocation: $4,500          Handlers make a commitment of time to visit on a regular basis and provide the time
                                                                                             needed for person/animal bonding to take place.
Rainbow Programmes for Children
                                                                                                                                                       Total Allocation: $6,000
304 Stone Road West, Suite 337                                  Tel: (519) 837-0387
Guelph, ON NIG 4W4                                      info@rainbowdaycamp.com              Second Chance Employment Counselling
www.rainbowdaycamp.com
                                                                                             435 Stone Rd W, Suite 213                                        Tel: (519) 823-2818
Inclusive Summer Day Camp                                        Allocation: $11,400         Guelph, ON N1G 2X6                                              Fax: (519) 823-7909
Offers a summer recreational day camp experience for children and youth between              www.2ndchance.ca                                                info@2ndchance.ca
five and fourteen years old. Provides quality programs in a caring and open
environment that encourages personal growth, while considering individual abilities          Youth Resource Centre                                              Allocation: $8,075
and needs. The program works closely with the Community Mental Health Clinic and             Provides access to a variety of resources and services to assist youth in conducting
other community professionals to bring children and youth with special needs,                successful job searches. An after school program for youth (13-24 years) offers
including issues of mental health, to camp.                                                  community information, special events, skill building workshops, movie nights,
                                                                                             discussion and pizza nights, computers and games. Youth can meet with an
                                                          Total Allocation: $11,400          employment counsellor, who can provide employment counselling related supports to
                                                                                             help them reach their employment goals. This includes interest testing, job search
St. John Ambulance – Fergus/Elora Branch                                                     training, resume and interview preparation, labour market information, community
                                                                                             resource and referral information, and access to on-the-job training opportunities.
66 Wellington Rd. #7 Unit #3                                    Tel: (519) 846-8704
Elora, ON N0B 1SO                                               Fax: (519) 846-1953                                                                    Total Allocation: $8,075
www.sja.ca

First Aid & Community Services                                     Allocation: $5,006
Offers three services: First Aid at community events; a Pet Therapy Program that
provides friendship and companionship to individuals in Long Term Care Facilities
and Group Homes; and a Youth Program that provides cadets and youth
opportunities to learn the value of volunteerism and valuable life skills.

                                                           Total Allocation: $5,006


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Spark of Brilliance                                                                             Volunteer Visiting                                                 Allocation: $7,673
                                                                                                Volunteers and clients are matched for suitability based on common interests,
5420 Highway 6 North, Suite J 100, RR 5                      Tel: (519) 766-4450 x 237          background and special requests. Generally visits occur once a week for several hours.
Guelph, ON N1H 6J2                                                 Fax: (519) 836-9010          Volunteers are trained in communication skills, and refer clients to other community
www.sparkofbrilliance.org                                                                       programs where appropriate.

Spark of Brilliance                                                Allocation: $22,193
An art therapy program for individuals with a serious mental illness. The program is                                                                       Total Allocation: $15,273
intended to empower persons dealing with mental health problems, and the family
allies who support them, in discovering an interest, a talent, or an untapped resource,         Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington
and to foster creativity.
                                                                                                46 Cork Street East, Unit #1                     Tel: (519) 822-0912/1-866-693-3318
                                                            Total Allocation: $22,193           Guelph, ON N1H 2W8                                                Fax: (519) 822-1389
                                                                                                www.volunteerguelphwellington.on.ca           info@volunteerguelphwellington.on.ca
United Way of Guelph & Wellington
                                                                                                Community Information Guelph                                    Allocation: $72,707
85 Westmount Road                                                Tel: (519) 821-0571            Provides information and referral services for organizations and programs located in
Guelph, ON N1H 5J2                                              Fax: (519) 821-7847             Guelph and Wellington County. Services can be accessed by walk-in, on-line/internet
www.unitedwayguelph.com                                   info@unitedwayguelph.com              and mail. Database contains approximately 2,500 records on community, government,
                                                                                                non-profit, and health sector programs and services, which are collected and
Social Planning                                                   Allocation: $129,461          maintained by trained staff and volunteers.
Social Planning strives to be a catalyst for social change and action in our community.
They bring the community together to identify and respond to existing and emerging              Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington                            Allocation: $64,843
local social issues and needs. They also produce socio-demographic profiles of the              Promotes and facilitates volunteerism by matching people with meaningful
community, and provide facilitative and administrative support to community                     opportunities. Also provides training, resources and assistance to agencies and
planning groups.                                                                                organizations that involve volunteers to achieve their mission and vision. This
                                                                                                includes: recruitment and referral; education and training; resource centre and lending
Student Volunteer Recognition Scholarships                       Allocation: $3,650             library; and advocacy and promotion.
The United Way of Guelph & Wellington recognizes high school graduates who have
made a significant volunteer contribution during their high school experience. An                                                                         Total Allocation: $137,550
award is given annually to a graduating student from each public and Catholic high
school in Guelph and Wellington County.                                                         Welcome In Drop‑In Centre
                                                                                                               ‑
                                                           Total Allocation: $133,111           23 Gordon Street. South                                           Tel: (519) 837 0080
                                                                                                                                                                                ‑
                                                                                                Guelph, ON N1H 4G9                                                Fax: (519) 837-2637
Victorian Order of Nurses
                                                                                                Drop In Centre
                                                                                                     ‑
                                                                                                     ‑
                                                                                                     ‑
                                                                                                     ‑                                                            Allocation: $19,796
392 Main Street North, Unit 4                    Tel: (519) 323-2295/1-888-506-6353             The Drop-In Centre is a place where people can receive nutritious meals as well as
Mount Forest, ON N0G 2L2                                          Fax: (519) 323-9655           friendship and support. The Centre acts as a liaison between people and social
www.von.ca                                                    michelle.martin@von.ca            services. The Centre provides foot care, hair care, two full meals a day and a light
                                                                                                breakfast and snacks, emergency transportation costs, and many baby care needs.
Client Subsidy Transportation Program                               Allocation: $7,600
This program offers those living in rural areas of Wellington County the opportunity            Last Month’s Rent Trust Fund                                    Allocation: $23,985
to overcome feelings of isolation, helplessness, and vulnerability by covering the cost         This program helps people with part of their "last month’s rent" and/or hydro
of transportation for those individuals who cannot afford the fee. This transportation          deposit. Volunteers phone landlords on behalf of clients, and offer client referrals to
service is often the only way a senior or an individual with a disability can leave their       appropriate agencies.
home.

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Stepping Stone Emergency Shelter                                Allocation: $5,865             YMCA/YWCA of Guelph
Provides emergency food and housing for men, women and families. Residents see
social workers and are referred to community services, according to the needs of the           176 Wyndham Street North, Suite 4                              Tel: (519) 821-3900
individual.                                                                                    Guelph ON NIH 4E8                                              Fax: (519) 821-6735
                                                                                               www.guelphy.org                                                tapps@guelphy.org
Winter Warmth                                                     Allocation: $17,861
The Winter Warmth Fund is a joint initiative of the United Way and Union Gas; it is            Teenage Parents Program (TAPPS)                                  Allocation: $36,100
administered locally by the Welcome In Drop-In Centre. The program provides one-               This program provides support, information, and resources to pregnant and parenting
time financial assistance to low-income individuals and families whose gas bills are in        teens in Guelph. Groups are held each week. Free childcare is provided for all groups
arrears. Funds are credited directly to the applicant’s Union Gas account. (This               so that the teen parents can interact with each other without their children.
program is not included as an allocation of the United Way.)
                                                                                                                                                       Total Allocation: $36,100
                                                          Total Allocation: $49,646

Wellington County Learning Centre

179 George Street                              Tel: (519) 848 3462 /1-888-368-7889
                                                             ‑
Arthur, ON NOG 1A0                                              Fax: (519) 848 9354
                                                                               ‑
www.thewclc.ca                                                  literacy@thewclc.ca

Just for YOUth Literacy                                           Allocation: $31,825
Provides youth with a trained volunteer tutor. An initial intake and assessment is
completed by the program coordinator, in order to develop an individualized learning
plan (learner centred and goal directed) that is shared with the volunteer tutor, with
permission.

                                                          Total Allocation: $31,825

Wyndham House Inc.

30 Douglas St.                                                   Tel: (519) 822-4400
Guelph, ON N1H 2S9                                              Fax: (519) 822 0417
                                                                               ‑
www.wyndhamhouse.org                                       info@wyndhamhouse.org

Youth Drop In                                                  Allocation: $101,000
A “one-stop” Youth Resource Centre for supports, referrals, workshops and essential
needs. Open to any youth, 16 - 21 who needs assistance with finding housing,
medical care, mental health or addictions support, and other community services.

Youth Residential & Emergency Bed Program                           Allocation: 99,666
Provides a safe and supportive home environment for young men and women, aged
16 to 21 years, who wish to continue their full time schooling. Residents learn life
skills to prepare them for independent living. The Emergency Bed Program offers
shelter for up to 14 days while the resident investigates alternative community
resources.

                                                         Total Allocation: $200,666


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About the United Way
The United Way of Guelph & Wellington has been serving our
community for 70 years. Thanks to the generosity of thousands of
donors and the hard work of our funded agencies, we strive to meet
existing and emerging social needs in order to improve lives and build
community.


The United Way is partnership.
The United Way brings together community leaders, social service
agencies and businesses to identify needs, engage local residents and
deliver results. We inspire co-operation and partnership by sharing
knowledge and funds with our community.
Thanks to the generosity of thousands of donors and volunteers, the
United Way has raised over $12 million in the past five years.


The United Way is local.
The United Way is directed by a volunteer board, managed by
committed staff and supported by thousands of donors from all areas
and sectors of the community. Funds raised in Guelph and
Wellington support local programs.
                                                                                                                    COVER:
                                                                              Guelph Enabling Garden and Spark of Brilliance staff & program participants, June 2010
                                                                                  Seeing is Believing Tour (www.unitedwayguelph.com for more information).
The United Way has impact.
This year, the United Way will fund 77 programs at organizations in
Wellington County and the City of Guelph. Chances are these
programs will help someone you know—your family, friends and
neighbours—every day.
                                                                              United Way of Guelph & Wellington
                                                                                      85 Westmount Road, Guelph, ON N1H 5J2
        For more information about your United Way                                 T: 519-821-0571 E: info@unitedwayguelph.com
                or to make a donation, visit                                                 www.unitedwayguelph.com
      www.unitedwayguelph.com or call 519-821-0571.
                                                                                                Registered Charitable No. 10745 7053 RR0001



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