Community Impact Stories

Meet Barb, a volunteer market manager as she walks you through a typical market day that caters specifically to newcomers and their specific food needs.


Meet Sara Wilbur and Greg Meredith and check out the 800 tree learning forest at Guelph Lake - planted by our community to recognize Canada's 150th.

Guelph Public Library Bookmobile for Canada's 150th
Meet Steve Kraft, Kirsten Bester and the library Bookmobile team as they take learning to the streets of Guelph!  Take a look inside the bookmobile, 3Dprinters and books on the go.


Elliott Community: Veterans Memorial Garden featuring a Vimy Ridge Oak
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Veterans Memorial Garden and the story of the Vimy Ridge Oak Tree planted in the centre of it.  A wonderful tribute and memorial and learning opportunity for families and friends of residents at the Eliott Community Centre.

Canadian Seniors: Our Roots, Our Future
Take a look at how seniors in our community tell their stories through song and performance.  


Elora Centre for the Arts:  Canadian Art, Eh?
Take a peek at an art camp that teaches kids all about Canadian artists.  Watch as they create works inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery.  Take a tour in the gallery where a mirrored canoe and paddle exhibit helps commemorate Canada's 150th.


Wall Mural: Celebrating 150 years of volunteerism, painted by 150 volunteers
This commemorative wall mural might be right up your alley - take a look at the making of it, the idea behind it, and the people that it celebrates.  Located on the wall of the People & Information Network's office on Cork Street, downtown Guelph.



We invite you to go behind-the-scenes and witness
the impact your grant dollars have had throughout our community in 2016.

Enjoy our 8-episode series of 3 minute videos!
Episode 1:  Everdale Farm Camp
A closer look at a farm-to-table education program that is making a difference.  
Episode 2: Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition
Take look at the impact GNSC has on community kids during the summer! 
Episode 3: Stroke Recovery Canada, Guelph Wellington Chapter, a program of March of Dimes Canada - A wonderful support group for stroke survivors, their caregivers and family.
Episode 4: Sunrise Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre - An inclusive, safe, life-changing experience for kids with various challenges.  Inspiring and important work.
Episode 5: Chalmers Community Resource Centre
Go behind-the-scenes at the weekly Cafe, which encourages people to enjoy the safety, connection and noutritional opportunities at the Centre.  Find out why it's such integral work.

Episode 6:
Guelph Humane Society's Critter Camp for Kids - A camp experience that teaches kids the responsibilities of pet care, while nurturing responsibility and good decision making skills.  Our support allows children to attend regardless of financial circumstances.

Episode 7:
Creative Encounters with Science
Engaging youth through science, and encouraging girls to love science, technology, engineering and math.  Have a look at some of the inner workings of this awesome opportunity for kids in Guelph and area!
Episode 8: Focus on Nature
Watch how this opportunity helps encourage kids to see the world through a new lense while building self-esteem.