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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.


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
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