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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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This summer at Harvest of HOPE

This has been a very hot summer, with lots of heat warnings and not a lot of rain. But even through the heat, the plants at the HOPE House Garden are thriving. In the spring, volunteers cleared out an area of land behind Lakeside Church and planted almost fifty rows of vegetables, zucchini, green and […]

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Nutrients That People in Poverty Are Most Lacking

A word from our Community Garden Animator People in poverty often face malnutrition, however it is not often due to a lack of caloric intake, but rather a lack of essential nutrients. Different nutrients react to deficiencies in different ways, but there are two common responses that the body has to nutrient deficiencies. It can […]

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Foods that Combat Nutrient Deficiencies in the Poor

A word from our Community Garden Animator Individuals experiencing low socioeconomic status (SES) often face difficulties obtaining proper nutrition. This often is seen as an excess of caloric intake and a deficiency of nutrients. There are observable diet trends found in the low-cost diets of individuals with low SES. People with low SES tend to […]

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A story about celebrating

A few months ago a community member at HOPE House came to our staff and expressed great sadness because she simply did not have enough money to buy a birthday cake for her granddaughter. She was not able to decorate her granddaughters’ 6th birthday cake. She didn’t have balloons. She felt she couldn’t celebrate. Does […]

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We need your HELP with the Backpack Project this summer!

  If you are in need of an application click here: Backpack Project Application 2016.  Simply save, fill it out and send it back to our Backpack Coordinator Ursula at backpackproject @ lakesidehopehouse.ca   We know, school just ended and we’re already thinking about back to school shopping. The back-to-school season is, for many parents, “the […]

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