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Meet Gillian Cornell: Immediate Relief Manager

Gillian Cornell describes herself as a motivator,  connector, and capacity builder who loves engaging people. Born in New Zealand to American parents and a Canadian citizen, Gillian is also a lifelong learner who has worked in international financial, hospitality, marketing, fundraising, and human resource positions. She has a diploma in Tourism & Hospitality Administration, an […]

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Weaving Yarn(s), Weaving Community

The HOPE House Yarn & Yap group is far more than a space to learn crochet. The people who come together to create purposeful works such as baby blankets, tea towels, and warm winter toques are connecting as a micro-community. They inform, support, problem solve, listen, and share their stories with one another. A simple […]

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We have a new floor!

Thanks to Bigelow Flooring and awesome volunteers, we have a beautiful new barn-like floor in our cafe! With the support of our cafe volunteers and donors we serve over 2,000 cups of coffee each month to our community members in this beautiful space. Stop by sometime to check it out! Consider becoming a volunteer or donor today. […]

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Farewell to our friends!

This past week we said goodbye to our dear colleagues Lindsay Duncan and Victoria Kinlin-Hynes. We wish them well on their future endeavours and will miss them dearly. Don’t be a stranger! Here are some photos from our little going away party and our favourite memories of the girls!

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The Reality of the Christmas Season

Imagine a family—a family struggling in poverty—who have to sacrifice any kind of celebration so that they can make sure their most basic needs are met. They don’t have presents under their tree—if they have a tree at all— no turkey dinner waiting for them to be shared together. All these families have is a […]

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Meet Our New Director

HOPE HOUSE HAS A NEW DIRECTOR. Jaya James, a lifelong Guelph resident and University of Guelph graduate will begin her work here on Tuesday, Nov. 8. She is passionate about building community and has devoted much of her time to walking with people through life’s challenges and celebrations. “The HOPE House board is excited to […]

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We’re selling Storm Tickets!!

GO STORM! It’s that time of year again! We are partnering with Guelph Storm to sell tickets to their home games! A portion of the tickets will come to HOPE House to help us by fresh food for our Food Market, allow us to share food with other community organizations, or make sure there are […]

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Getting to know our Board: Gord Barr

From HOPE House’s very inception in 2012, Gord Barr has been a friend of HOPE House, actively serving as the Chair on the Board of Directors. In this role, Gord passionately pursues fundraising opportunities and advocates for HOPE House by spreading the word to the community. He believes that HOPE House has provided a vehicle […]

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