Chalmers Community Services Centre finds new downtown Guelph home

CCSC brings its ‘judgement free’ programming and services to a new location in downtown Guelph

CBC News Posted: Aug 18, 2017

Volunteers have been preparing the new centre on Carden Street in Guelph, which opens August 18 with expanded facilities. (Diana Sterenberg)

The Chalmers Community Services Centre prides itself in offering no-judgement services to their Guelph patrons, people they refer to as ‘guests’.

“We only ask our guests for a name and an address,” said Peter Gill, Volunteer Executive Director. “We don’t ask for any proof of income, proof of need or expenses. We don’t present any other barriers to access.”

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Cambridge’s first Powwow: culture, community, celebration

Grassroots Powwow Committee holds its first ever Powwow in Cambridge this weekend at Forbes Park

CBC News Posted: Aug 17, 2017

Grassroots Powwow will be holding its first Powwow in Cambridge, Ont. this Saturday, focusing on youth and celebration. (Grassroots Powwow/Facebook)

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Professor develops ’emotional assistant’ for Alzheimer’s

University of Waterloo too helps fix ‘emotional disconnect’ and support caregivers

CBC News Posted: Aug 17, 2017

Caregivers for Alzheimer’s and dementia are often overwhelmed. New University of Waterloo technology is looking to ease that stress. (iStock)

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Mandatory campus sexual assault policies set for fall rollout

‘Tough conversations’ starting after mandatory sexual assault policies roll out at universities

By Clare Bonnyman, CBC News Posted: Aug 17, 2017

Universities across Ontario are expected to be more vocal about consent and sexual violence initiatives this year, with new mandatory policies in place. (Canadian Press)

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Ontario surgery wait times online comparison shows wide variance

Government hopes to improve accountability, make wait times shorter

CBC News Posted: Aug 16, 2017

Data published by the Ontario government allows patients across Ontario to compare wait times at different health care facilities for elective surgeries. (CBC)

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Rental scams target students in Waterloo region

Students might ignore warning signs during desperate apartment hunt

By Clare Bonnyman, CBC News Posted: Aug 15, 2017

By searching the internet for photo use and discovering identical images were included in multiple scams from across Ontario, Erin Doyle avoided falling victim to an apartment scam “too good to be true.” (Kijiji)

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‘Guidebook’ for the sharing economy from Guelph mayor

Mayor Guthrie helped develop provincial toolkit to help cities ‘find their balance’

CBC News Posted: Aug 15, 2017

Sharing economy staples like Uber and Airbnb “just showed up” in municipalities, said Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

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Prejudice may push low-income shoppers to unhealthy options

Guelph researcher finds stigma is more influential than finances when it comes to diet choices

CBC News Posted: Aug 15, 2017

Low-income Canadians feel less comfortable buying healthier foods, according to University of Guelph researcher Kelly Hodgins. (Elise Desrochers/CBC)

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