GDHBA is a proud supporter of many local charities in Guelph and Wellington County. Our organization has donated to the following community organizations:
Who We Donate To ▼
United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin
Home for Good Campaign – Through the generosity of our community, we will raise $5 million to build homes for people experiencing homelessness in Guelph and Wellington.
The immediate focus is to raise the capital investment required to complete three projects that will contribute 72 supportive housing units in Guelph over the next year.
This solution will provide people experiencing chronic homelessness with consistent social and emotional support. Called ‘Permanent Supporting Housing (PSH)’ this can include programs supporting mental health, wellness, and food security. While not the only solution, PSH is life and system changing.
Funds raised through the Home for Good campaign will support three PSH projects, including Kindle Communities, Stepping Stone, and Wyndham House, and will move our community toward a 50% reduction in homelessness.
The Home for Good Campaign is a public commitment and invitation to solve homelessness in our community. Guelph and Wellington County have been working hard on this issue for many years and we have the data to show these three projects will go a long way in reaching our goal.
To find out more visit www.homeforgoodgw.ca
Guelph General Hospital
The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital was established in 1987 to help meet the patient care needs at Guelph General Hospital (GGH).
Patient care equipment is not covered by government funding within the province of Ontario. Equipment as essential as IV pumps, surgical scopes and diagnostic scanners are available at GGH only because of generous financial gifts from within the community.
Career Education Council
Career Education Council (CEC) is a registered charity that serves Guelph, Wellington, and Dufferin. They connect and partner with business and education to help students explore careers, gain meaningful workplace experiences, and discover a vibrant connection to the workforce and the future.
Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis
Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is a feminist, community-based organization providing services to women and their children on woman abuse and sexual violence. They believe their services must be inclusive and equitable for all individuals accessing their programs while being responsive to issues of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and/or abilities.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity envisions a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. To achieve this vision, they partner with local communities to build homes that provide the foundation for bright, stable, and empowered futures for the families and individuals who live there.
Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington (HFHGW) is responsible for implementing the Habitat affordable homeownership program in Wellington and Guelph.
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program.
Students have an opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas.
Royal LePage Shelter Foundation
The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs. Since 1998, the Shelter Foundation has raised more than $27 million and currently supports 200 local women’s shelters and national partners.
Special Olympics Ontario
Special Olympics Ontario is dedicated to enriching the lives of Ontarians with an intellectual disability through sport. Over the past 49 years, the Special Olympics has grown from a modest program serving local athletes to become the world’s largest movement dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion, and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities through sports.
Trees for Tots
Trees for Tots is a volunteer program, organized by the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington, which provides curbside pick-up of Christmas trees for Guelph residents. For a $10 donation, volunteers will pick up your tree, chip it, and return it to nature through local naturalization projects.
Wellington Catholic District School Board
Wellington Catholic District School Board consists of 18 elementary schools, three secondary schools, and an alternative education program. As the administrator for the local Catholic school system, they are privileged to serve the educational interests of more than 8,000 students in the City of Guelph and the County of Wellington.