Healthy Living

Collaboration is key to excellent service provision. 

There are so many exciting collaborations happening at HOPE House, created to benefit community members!   We think you’ll be amazed at the variety and quality of services being provided to us by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and by volunteers like John and Bonnie. Please join us in celebrating their gifts and talents.   Meet Jackie, […]

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Human Rights Day: Advocating for Opportunities for All

When our Social Worker and Social Intake Worker register a new community member, they always let the person know that we at HOPE House believe everyone comes into the world with a gift to contribute, and that our community is stronger, brighter and better with their gifts in it. They always ask,   “What brings […]

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September Volunteer of the Month – Allan Kaastra

  An Interview with Allan Kaastra, Lead Farmer – Harvest of HOPE   1.What brought you to HOPE House?   My wife Shiona and I had volunteered for a number of years downtown Guelph prior to HOPE House initiating. When the doors first opened at HOPE House, we felt it was good opportunity for us […]

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Harvest of HOPE Story – Bayer Group

Food security is a basic human right. Guelph has the means to ensure that everyone has access to healthy food for their families; however, people in our community are having to choose between feeding their family healthy food or more cost-effective food that does not necessarily provide the nutritional benefits that are needed in order […]

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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 […]

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High school students visit HOPE House

This week marked #foodrevolution day, and to celebrate our belief in the power of good food we hosted a series of events to honour a new way of thinking about food security. Kicked-off with our community breakfast we then followed that up by hosting two workshops with high school students from local schools. The workshops focused […]

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Edu-Kitchen Profile: Making a Ragout

Check out what our newest staff member, Victoria Kinlin-Hynes, has to say about her Edu-Kitchen experience from last week. Hi everyone, my name is Victoria, and I am HOPE House’s newest staff member. A little bit about me; I love coffee, chocolate, dogs and salsa dancing. Being new to HOPE House, I really wanted to […]

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