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Our offices and clinics will be closed on Monday, September 1 for the Labour Day holiday. Regular services resume Tuesday, September 2. 

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).