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Helpers articles share stories about the people making positive impacts in our community.

This section is made possible by our Community Leaders Program.


Helping others is the best job in the world

Helping others is the best job in the world

In this Helpers feature we drop in on Gail Hoekstra executive director of the Welcome In Drop In Centre where she works to build lives and relationships with vulnerable members of the community
Keeping the lines open for all the sources

Keeping the lines open for all the sources

In this Helpers feature we tune the dial to Open Sources Guelph on CFRU 93.3 FM for an interview with political radio hosts Scottie Hertz and Adam Donaldson
'Downward dog' takes on a whole different meaning at local yoga class

'Downward dog' takes on a whole different meaning at local yoga class

'It’s another way to enjoy yoga,' says Courtney McCarthy, owner and founder of Guelph's Loyobo Fit
Giving Tuesday breakfast celebrates Guelph’s generosity seven days a week <b>(11 photos)</b>

Giving Tuesday breakfast celebrates Guelph’s generosity seven days a week (11 photos)

In this Helpers feature we meet for breakfast at La Reina’s to celebrate Giving Tuesday with GuelphGives organizers and a collection of community leaders
Secret Santas show the joy of giving to lonely seniors

Secret Santas show the joy of giving to lonely seniors

In this Helpers feature we meet up with a group of secret Santas for the launch of Home Instead Senior Care’s, Be a Santa to a Senior campaign
Bang Ly helps bring the hope to HOPE House

Bang Ly helps bring the hope to HOPE House

'Being able to comfort people when they are told they don’t belong, this is a privilege,' says HOPE House's ongoing support manager
Christmas Kettle Kick-Off kickstarts the season

Christmas Kettle Kick-Off kickstarts the season

In this Helpers feature we visit the Salvation Army Citadel and join the celebration during the annual Christmas Kettle Kick-Off
Motorcycle Divas show their support for the men in their lives with fundraising calendar

Motorcycle Divas show their support for the men in their lives with fundraising calendar

Annual calendar raises money for Prostate Cancer Canada
Guelph woman a living embodiment of 'What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger'

Guelph woman a living embodiment of 'What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger'

In this Helpers feature we talk with Denese Renaud whose resolve to help others through Project Awareness/Solutions Now has been strengthened by her own experiences with cancer and grief.
Celebrating aboriginal culture through art and film

Celebrating aboriginal culture through art and film

Guelph's Ame Papatsie, his art and his film play a role in the University of Guelph's during Aboriginal Awareness Week