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Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges – and strengths – of people living in poverty in this one-day workshop. 

“I have been to many workshops and have never come away from a day with as much information and desire to make changes in our system as I do now. In those few hours that you spent with us today, you've made a huge impact on how I plan to help my clients and I am grateful."

- Social Worker

You will: 

  • Examine the impact of poverty on families
  • Explore the hidden rules of economic class
  • Identify ways to improve relationships
  • Develop new tools to better address individuals' needs

This workshop is delivered by Elaine Weir, Certified Bridges Trainer.

Workshop details

  • Date: October 15, 2014
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (registration starts at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Location: Public Health, 160 Chancellors Way, Guelph  [view map]
  • Cost: $50 (includes light breakfast, lunch, and a book)

To register

Call 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4133 or email

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This workshop is a partnership among Bridges Out of Poverty, Circles Guelph Wellington, and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

We want to know what makes life in Guelph great. Tell us what you think and you could win an iPad mini or a $50 gift card. This short survey will take 10-15 minutes of your time.

Wellbeing includes things like:

  • Education
  • Environment
  • Leisure and culture
  • Living standard
  • Time use
  • Community vitality

This study is being carried out in partnership with the University of Guelph. For more information, email Lauren at, or go to the study website.

A workshop of interest to healthcare workers and infection control practitioners (ICPs). Infection Connection will provide useful information on infection control challenges.

Topics include: Infection Connection Workshop logo

  • Of Bats, Camels, and Coronaviruses – the Story of a New Disease (Dr. Allison McGeer, MD, FRCPC)
  • Clostridium difficile Contamination of Reprocessed Hospital Bedpans (Devon Metcalf, MSc, PhD, CIC)
  • The Changing Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile Infection (Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, Dipl,ACVIM)
  • IPAC: From Time of Hire to Time to Retire (Dr. Maureen Cividino, MD, CCFP, FCFP, DOHS, CCBOM, CIC)
  • HIV in the Healthcare Setting (Deanna Clatworthy, RPN)
  • Immunizing High-risk Adults  (Susan Otten, RN, BScN, MHST)

Download the full agenda (PDF, 1 page).

Workshop details

  • Date and time: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 9 a.m. –  3:30 p.m.  (Registration, networking, and continental breakfast begin at 8:15 a.m.)
  • Fee: $50
  • Lakeside Church, 7654 Conservation Road, Guelph, ON  N1H 6J1 [Google map]
  • Register by Friday, September 12, 2014

Complete the registration form now (PDF, 2 pages).

Welcome to our new buildings in Guelph and Orangeville. Watch the videos below for a “virtual tour” of each facility.

These accessible and family-friendly facilities offer dental, travel, sexual health, and immunization clinics; community meeting rooms; and teaching kitchens.

Tour Public Health's New Facility at 160 Chancellors Way, Guelph

It's conveniently located on the north side of Stone Rd. W. between Gordon St. and Edinburgh Rd. S.


Tour Public Health's New Facility at 180 Broadway, Orangeville