We are making your return as easy as possible!
1. Pick up your new GWSA membership card.
2. Register for your activities in RecEnroll.
Everyone entering the Evergreen Centre is now required to:
3. Show their Ontario Proof of Vaccination* and government-issued identification.
4. Provide contact tracing information.
*Due to new regulations, the GWSA IPP ACCESS card cannot be accepted as Proof of Vaccination.
You are likely still a member! GWSA memberships went 'on hold' on March 20, 2020. That 'membership clock' restarts September 1, 2021 and your membership renewal date has been extended to provide the number of days you had left after we went 'on hold'. For example, if you old membership card shows...
City of Guelph Programs. Preregister for fall programs (e.g. swimming, fitness classes, and general leisure activities, etc.) by clicking here. Fall recreation programs start Oct. 4. You are encouraged to register online or call 519-837-5699. If you are paying with cash, in-person registration is...
Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health has been gradually closing mass vaccination clinics now that the majority of local residents are vaccinated. University of Guelph’s mass vaccination clinic closed on Aug. 6 Linamar’s vaccination clinic closed on Aug. 11 Clinics in West End Recreation...
Do you have a love of the arts but now find it more difficult to access the creative outlets that you once enjoyed? McMaster University is looking for seniors to take part in a research study about older adults and the barriers they face when it comes to engaging in arts and crafts. You are...
What's Happening at the Evergreen Centre? While in-person activities have been on hold, the City of Guelph has been using the opportunity to make many updates and improvements at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre. Please note that dining room service is not yet operating, and preorder and...
Earlier this year, the City of Guelph Recreation Department submitted a grant application through the New Horizons for Seniors Grant for our proposed Bike Wise program and have been notified that we have been successful in our ask. The goal outlined in the grant application is to create...
The City of Guelph is now in Step 3 of Ontario's Reopening Roadmap. Recreation centres open to the public for transit sales, rentals and drop-in swims Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, Victoria Road Recreation Centre and West End Community Centre are open at 50 per cent capacity for transit pass...
Step Three: Reopening July 16. Ontario is moving to Step 3 of its reopening plan on Friday July 16, five days earlier than planned, allowing for larger indoor and outdoor gatherings, the province said Friday. The move allows for outdoor social gatherings of up to 100 people and up to 25 people...
Reach out to other seniors to connect with them! This year Parkwood has been working to provide programs that meet the needs of all our community members. We've noticed that many of our seniors are not able to connect with their community with the current COVID risks and restrictions. We'd like to...
The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of a residential school experience. Support is available at 1-866-925-4419. For the second time in a month, evidence confirms what some have been accused of trying to...
Each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) the members determine who will serve on the GWSA Board of Directors for the next year. At the 2021 AGM on June 8, the board expressed its appreciation to Athar Khan as he completed his term for contributing his time and skills over the years. Members...
The GWSA held its Annual General Meeting via Zoom on June 8. If you wish to review the meeting information package, or the presentation, all of the documents are provided here. You can also take this opportunity to update your information on file so we can connect with you as needed.This event has...
The Sentinel Newsletter
Although printed editions may be on hold for now, the GWSA’s monthly newsletter, the Sentinel, is available online, along with past issues.
This is a great source of information about our Activities and Programs and how to contact people to become involved. The Sentinel team does an amazing job of bringing this all together every month!
GWSA Email Updates
GWSA Email Updates are usually distributed by email around the middle of each month, and sometimes more frequently, to inform members on the latest news.
You can subscribe near the bottom of this page to get news sent directly to your in-box. We think you will find something of interest.
The GWSA Board of Directors reports to its members prior to each Annual General Meeting.
You can learn more about our Activities, Programs and Services, the Board of Directors, and Committees and how you may wish to become involved.
We are always looking for more to help or join in.
Welcome to the GWSA
The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association is one of the largest seniors organizations of its kind in Canada, providing diverse programs, activities, and services to Guelph and Wellington County. We are an active participant in the Older Adult Centres Association of Ontario (OACAO), and a member of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. The GWSA partners with the City of Guelph in the operation of the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, a state-of-the-art recreation facility. We also operate in other locations, including the West End Community Centre.
Community Support Services (CSS)
A specialized group of GWSA staff and trained volunteers is dedicated to enhancing the lives of many vulnerable seniors. Check out their available services and contact CSS if you or someone you know would benefit from the supports they can provide. From promoting nutrition, exercise, and healthy living to alleviating the effects of social isolation, this important team is here to help.
The Evergreen Centre
This state-of-the art facility offers an amazing place to gather and participate in a range of programs and services. It includes a large auditorium, kitchen, library, computer lab, Board room, and meeting rooms for activity groups and committees. Hundreds of volunteers make it happen.
Programs for Adults 55+
We offer dozens of activities and programs to promote learning and strengthen our minds and bodies while encouraging social interaction. Activity Groups are open to all GWSA members. We have groups interested in Sports, Crafts & Leisure, Card and Board Games, Active Wellness, and Lifelong Learning.
Our diverse range of services includes the chef’s offerings from the Evergreen Kitchen, personalized Computer Mentoring, our Book Nook library, and much more.
Programs, Activities, Services
We help enable older adults to be active, involved, make friends and age with dignity.
GWSA Mission Statement