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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.


Free online group therapy for people in isolation

Free online group therapy for people in isolation

In this Helpers feature we talk with psychotherapist Shane Smyth about the challenges of providing counselling during the COVID-19 pandemic and his free, online group therapy sessions
Picking up the tab and dropping the puck

Picking up the tab and dropping the puck

In this Helpers feature we join seven-year-old tab collector Wade Patterson-Grigsby along with his family and schoolmates from Westwood Public School during the Sleeman’s Pick Up the Tab campaign event at the Sleeman Centre
Celebrating Guelph police VIPs

Celebrating Guelph police VIPs

In this Helpers feature we join members of the Guelph Police Service and the Kiwanis Club as they celebrate the work of former VIP Officer Kyle Grant and welcome new VIP Officer Const. Brian Murphy
Good sports for a good cause <b>(9 photos)</b>

Good sports for a good cause (9 photos)

In this Helpers feature we hit the ice with some local businesses that teamed up for the 15th annual Rotary Hockey Challenge
The Guelph Games looking for some helping hands

The Guelph Games looking for some helping hands

In this Helpers feature we put out a call for 400 volunteers to help with the Guelph Games that are coming to downtown this summer
Record turnout and donations for the Coldest Night of Year

Record turnout and donations for the Coldest Night of Year

For this Helpers feature we bundle up and go for a walk on the Coldest Night of the Year to raise money and awareness for the homeless in our city
Record numbers show up for lunch at Shelldale Family Gateway fundraiser <b>(11 photos)</b>

Record numbers show up for lunch at Shelldale Family Gateway fundraiser (11 photos)

In this Helpers feature we visit Shelldale Family Gateway for the sixth annual Winter Warm-Up lunch fundraiser
Planning a little Summertime Fun for new Canadians

Planning a little Summertime Fun for new Canadians

In this Helpers feature we escape the frigid temperatures with organizers of the Summertime Fun concert and fundraiser for Syrian refugees at Dublin Street United Church Feb. 22
Dancing with the demons of addiction

Dancing with the demons of addiction

In this Helpers feature we talk with ARCH worker Karen Lomax about her efforts to prevent overdose deaths in the city and her own struggles with addiction
Guelph's generosity sends thousands of Christmas shoe boxes to Third World countries

Guelph's generosity sends thousands of Christmas shoe boxes to Third World countries

In this Helpers feature we celebrate the generosity of more than 3,600 Guelphites who packed shoe boxes with Christmas gifts for children in Central America and West Africa in 2019