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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Hy-Grade Steel Roofing System as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Raising a cup to frontline workers on a somber anniversary

Raising a cup to frontline workers on a somber anniversary

In this Helpers feature we visit Guelph General Hospital where local businessman Joe Migliaccio is showing his appreciation to hospital staff by providing A Cup of Joe on Joe
Guelph man creates funky garden barrels for shelters to grow their own food

Guelph man creates funky garden barrels for shelters to grow their own food

Richard Marshall is re-purposing 10 food grade plastic drums to grow fresh herbs for local organizations
Retired Wellington County manager answers call to run vaccination hub

Retired Wellington County manager answers call to run vaccination hub

In this edition of Helpers, Paul Johnson's knowledge of the right people and the right places made him a suitable candidate as the county's vaccination efforts coordinator
GWSA meal program looks after seniors during pandemic

GWSA meal program looks after seniors during pandemic

Seniors association has prepared over 6,300 meals since the start of the pandemic, distributed with the help of The SEED program
Mask marketing for mental health

Mask marketing for mental health

In this Helpers feature we drop in on Iris Lambert at the Rexall Pharmacy in the Root Plaza on Woolwich Street where she sells handmade masks for charity
Neighbourhood gets together to help Guelph Food Bank

Neighbourhood gets together to help Guelph Food Bank

Over 600 kg of food and $7,500 in cash donated in just 90 minutes at Village by the Arboretum
Guelph COVID-19 Surgical Cap Sewists do their thing to help frontline workers

Guelph COVID-19 Surgical Cap Sewists do their thing to help frontline workers

'We have one lady who is 92 and making masks for us. And she's blind'
2nd Chance Employment Counselling still doing valuable work during pandemic

2nd Chance Employment Counselling still doing valuable work during pandemic

Service is also helping people navigate the various government programs available during COVID-19
Thursday online event addresses that the experience of loss is being lost in the COVID-19 lockdown

Thursday online event addresses that the experience of loss is being lost in the COVID-19 lockdown

In this Helpers feature we talk with grief counselor Marian Grace Boyd about a live Facebook event Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for people grieving the loss of a loved one
Royal City Quilters's Guild goes outside its comfort zone to maintain important connnections

Royal City Quilters's Guild goes outside its comfort zone to maintain important connnections

'Members said that this is just what they needed because they were feeling lonely' says member as the group contributes masks to local frontline staff