The GWSA Board of Directors places its highest priority on the health and safety of its members and staff. Following a shutdown due to COVID-19, the GWSA reopened in September 2021 and memberships were automatically extended at no cost to members.
Public Health- Wellington Dufferin Guelph
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City of Guelph
The Evergreen Seniors Community Centre is one of many owned by the City of Guelph and available to a range of ages and interests.
While the GWSA has temporarily suspended some programs and services, the City of Guelph recreation facilities may offer other programs available to the public. As parts of the Evergreen Centre become available, they will remain subject to recommended health and safety guidelines including limiting the number of people permitted in the building at a time.
County of Wellington
The County of Wellington and all seven of its member municipalities have declared emergencies in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, 1990, as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
County officials are working closely with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health to respond to the situation.
World Health Organization
A rich resource for information on mythbusters, staying safe during COVID-19, and caring for nutrition, and mental and physical well-being.
HERE 24/7 Waterloo- Wellington—1-844-437-3274 TTY – 1-877-688-5501
This service is a 24 hours, 7 day a week service for support with mental health and addictions and crisis services. Call Here 24/7 if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal.
Distress Line—1-888-821-3760 (Daily from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
Do you just need to talk to someone? This service offers friendly trained volunteers to compassionately listen and support you if you are feeling isolated, alone or experiencing stress in your life.
Seniors Safety Line—1-866-299-1011
Service 24 hours a day, this is a confidential and free resource with information, referrals and support in over 150 languages for seniors experiencing abuse.
Tele-health Ontario—1-866-797-0000 TTY – 1-866-797-0007
A free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information. A registered nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis—1-800-265-7233
The Crisis Line is a 24-hour telephone and TTY support and referral line in Guelph and Wellington County. They will offer you support if you have experienced or are experiencing physical, sexual, emotional or financial abuse.