GWSA Member/Non-member rights or privileges
To begin the process for volunteering with the GWSA, in the Volunteer section, please complete the registration process under Volunteer Application. Once the registration has been completed and sent, someone will be in touch with you regarding your application. See our Volunteer Page for details.
You can donate money to the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association through our Donate Now! page. Simply follow the prompts to complete your donation.
You can also donate books or audio-visual materials to the Library. For more information about book or audio-visual donations , please call the Information Desk at 519-823-1291.
Questions about the Evergreen Centre
You can go to almost any page, then scroll down to “Popular Links”, then “Current GWSA Activity Schedule”. You should be able to find everything there.
There is also a link to our online “Calendar” on the Navigation Bar at the top of every web page. This gives information on all GWSA activities for several months at a time.
You can have the Sentinel delivered to your address as part of your annual membership fee. Please call the GWSA (519-823-1291) for information on the membership fees. Additional copies of the Sentinel are available at the Front Desk at a cost of $3.00 each + HST.
In addition, the Sentinel can be downloaded here.
Yes, the City of Guelph rents out rooms or the auditorium for your group or club meetings or special events. Please click here to download a Facility Rental Information Brochure. To download an Evergreen Rental Request Form, click here.
Please call the front desk for complete details — 519-823-1291. Ask to speak with Tracy.
No, you do not have to be a senior to volunteer at the Evergreen or the GWSA. If you would like to volunteer with the Evergreen or the GWSA, please contact Becky MacDonald, Coordinator of Volunteer Services regarding your decision to volunteer with the GWSA. You can ask any questions that you may have this way. You can reach Becky at 519-823-1291 X 2096. Please visit our volunteer page of the website.
Services for Seniors
The Government of Canada publishes a document entitled Services for Seniors Guide: A Guide to Government of Canada Services for Seniors and their Families , which contains information on federal programs and services directed to seniors.
A corresponding Provincial Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors is here.
The Province of Ontario has also published Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors.
The Canada Revenue Agency operates a Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Call 1-800-959-8281 to find one in your area, or check the web site.
There is also a tax specialist who does personal taxes for a nominal charge at the Evergreen. Enquire at the front desk (519-823-1291) for making an appointment during tax time.
Contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre; or call 1-888-495-8501
The Canada Safety Council offers driver refresher training courses called 55 Alive
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has several financial assistance programs for low-income seniors, such as:
Contact the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
You can find information on Ontario’s Health Insurance Plan by clicking here.