Informative External Resources
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- The City of Guelph: Click here for details on the many programs available through the City of Guelph including the Spring/Summer 2017 Community Guide. You can register for any of these programs or courses here. The City of Guelph offers excellent recreational, social and educational courses or programs at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre for individuals living in Guelph and the surrounding areas. The Centre is a 25,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, recreation facility that is completely wheelchair accessible. The Centre has a gymnasium/auditorium, several activity/meeting rooms, snooker room, a lending library, a health room, a computer lab, and a public dining room. Click here for the Guelph Community Guide as well as the Registration Process.
- FAIR — Fee Assistance in Recreation — Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in recreation programs, hence the FAIR Program (Fee Assistance in Recreation).
- Age Friendly Guelph — In the spring of 2012, Community and Social Services launched an initiative to develop an Older Adult Strategy. The purpose of the strategy is to create an age-friendly community that supports older adults to live in security, maintain their health and participate fully in society. In response, the City will adapt its structure and services to be accessible and inclusive of older people with varying needs and capacities.
- Guelph Transit — Up to date information on route changes, closures and traffic problems.
- Affordable Bus Pass — Following a successful pilot period, the City of Guelph made its Affordable Bus Pass program permanent, effective January 1, 2014. Guelph Transit’s Affordable Bus Pass is a lower cost pass to help you get around Guelph using public transportation.Adults, youths and seniors living in low-income households are encouraged to apply. Those new to the program are welcome to apply at any time.
- If you are a current Affordable Bus Pass holder you are reminded to re-apply each year.
- Guelph Hydro: You can download an information sheet that has some very interesting and vital information on how GWSA members or anyone can save money by conserving energy in a number of straightforward ways. There is also a link for a Home Assistance Program that benefits low-income residents of Guelph with hydro bills, etc. Please click here for the information sheet.
- The Government of Ontario has launched a new online resource for not-for-profits in Ontario. The new site features information about funding opportunities, advice on how to start and manage a not-for-profit organization, a section on relevant laws, research, government supports, and much more.
Guelph and Area Resources — Support Your Local Community
Local Medical and Mental Health Resources
Local Media Resources
Other Relevant Seniors Resources