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Happy Developmental Service Worker Appreciation Day!

The work that our Direct Support Professionals do at CLGW is challenging, rewarding and incredibly important to the people we support and their families. We truly appreciate the dedication, service, humor and skill of our Direct Support Professionals!

You each make a real difference in the lives of the people we support. You have a career that is often physically and emotionally demanding; and for all that you do we thank you!


Happy Support Workers Appreciation Day

Torchlight Garage Sale

Torchlight is having a garage sale, July 8th at 30 Edinburgh Rd North from 7am to 1pm.

For donations please drop into Tochlight, or call them at (519)822-7600.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1157359301040588/

National Volunteer Week, a statement by PM Justin Trudeau

From http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2017/04/23/statement-prime-minister-canada-national-volunteer-week

Ottawa, Ontario
April 23, 2017

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Volunteer Week, which takes place from April 23 to 29, 2017:

“Every year, almost 13 million Canadians across the country volunteer their time, energy, and talent to help improve the well-being of others and make Canada an even greater place to live.

“National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate Canadian volunteers and thank them for the selfless work they do to help those around them. As we mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, we honour the essential contributions volunteers make to our country, this week and throughout the year.

“This year’s theme –Volunteering, eh? How do you recognize volunteering in 2017?encourages us to celebrate the many acts of generosity that Canadians carry out each day. Whether cleaning up our shorelines, tutoring young people after school, or preparing a meal for Canadians in need, volunteers remind us that our commitment to support each other makes us who we are as a country.

“The Government of Canada is proud to honour the contributions of these exceptional individuals through Canada’s Volunteer Awards. Canada’s communities are stronger and more inclusive thanks to the efforts and dedication of our countless volunteers.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I invite all Canadians to take the time this week to thank a volunteer who is making a difference in your community by using the hashtags #MakeADifference and #NVW2017.

Canada’s Volunteer Awards Program
Volunteer Canada

Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition

Community Living Guelph Wellington wishes to THANK all Board and Committee Members, the agency Program Volunteers, Maude Squad, Bike Riders, Pet Therapy, Best Buddie Peers and Campus Friends, Event Volunteers and Staff Event Volunteers for all that you do and give to the agency and the People We Support.

 

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. ~Oscar Wilde

 

To be a volunteer, it takes…

Generosity, a willingness to give your time to others
Understanding, because their lives might be very different from your own
Empathy, an ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel what they must feel
Compassion, to truly care about making someone else’s life better
Patience, because the process doesn’t always go as smoothly as it might
Dedication, to stick with the project and see it through

You’ve shown these qualities and so much more!

Thanks to all of YOU!