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Mactaggart Hryn Family Steps Up to Support Home For Good

Guelph’s very own Mactaggart Hryn Family has stepped up in a big way towards the Home for Good Campaign. Their unwavering dedication to the Guelph community shines through, and their actions speak volumes about their commitment to making a real difference in the lives of those experiencing chronic homelessness in our city.  Through their own… Read Full Article »

Tricar Invests in the Future

Every successful business knows that smart investment makes a difference. They understand that investing in the right places encourages long-term thinking and invites pause to reflect on changes needed for a better future. More than just intention, however, investing also requires action and commitment to bring ideas and dreams to life. Investing in the future… Read Full Article »

The Right Housing at The Right Time

A collaborative post from the staff team at Grace Gardens Everyone deserves a place to live. This includes the hundreds of individuals and families in our community that currently do not have a space to call home. For those of us with a home, it is easy to forget that everyone who is experiencing homelessness… Read Full Article »

With Your Help, We Can Solve Homelessness

In February 2019, I spoke these words at the State of the City address to describe homelessness in Guelph: This is an issue that has to be solved. We cannot be a community if we’re leaving people behind…No longer can I say ‘it’s their problem, it’s the provincial government’s problem or it’s the federal government’s… Read Full Article »

Store fundraiser contributes $60,000 to Home for Good Campaign to solve homelessness

City’s pledge to match donations doubles impact of funds raised by Bookshelf and customers For immediate release – March 1, 2023 – A holiday season fundraiser continues to collect donations to help fund permanent supportive housing in Guelph and Wellington County. The Bookshelf announced it has raised $30,000 to date, combining donations from the store,… Read Full Article »

Jason Ashdown To Lead Campaign Cabinet

Business owner and housing advocate volunteering time to lead $5M Home for Good campaign Guelph | February 21, 2023 | For Immediate Release – The Home for Good Campaign is excited and honoured to announce that R. Jason Ashdown, Co-founder and Chief Sustainability Officer at Skyline Group of Companies, will volunteer as the Campaign Chair… Read Full Article »

Corporate Canada Can Help Solve Homelessness

By R. Jason Ashdown Housing is an essential need and is one of the most significant factors that impacts a person’s health and well-being. For an individual without a home, the rest of life’s problems can seem insurmountable. Unfortunately, Canada is experiencing a housing supply shortage, which drives up pricing and creates an affordability issue.… Read Full Article »

The Right Solution

Homelessness is personal and no two people experience it the same. Significant life changes, a health crisis or loss of income could put any of us in a place where suddenly we don’t have a place to call home. Just as those circumstances are unique, so are the temporary and permanent solutions to help individuals… Read Full Article »

Moving Past NIMBY

Housing is one of the biggest factors that impact individual health and well being. When we don’t have it, everything can fall apart. Having a safe place to call home that is affordable, accessible, and appropriate is something everyone deserves. When people have the housing they need, our whole community benefits. Housing has a positive… Read Full Article »

St. Andrew’s Guelph Growing Its Legacy of Community Support

A $600,000 cash donation starts a major gift push for The Home for Good Campaign Guelph ON – The congregation from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Guelph is showing their commitment to being in service to others by making a $600,000 leadership gift to the recently launched Home For Good Campaign. “As individuals and as a… Read Full Article »