GUELPH POLITICAST #299 – How ARCH Goes Beyond the “A”

Despite the wealth of healthcare resources in our city, there’s one group that has been dedicated to helping those who have fallen through the cracks for more than three decades now, and their business has continued to boom because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So here, on the eve of this year’s World AIDS Day, we’ll look at how HIV is only where ARCH’s story begins. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #299 – How ARCH Goes Beyond the “A””

GUELPH POLITICAST #298 – What About Your Friends?

There are a lot of groups and organizations in Guelph that are dedicated to helping the poor, the homeless and the disenfranchised, but there are maybe only one or two groups that are doing that work without the formal or financial backing of governments, non-profits or institutions. One of them is Your Downtown Guelph Friends, and they’re now crowdfunding for assistance, so what makes this group of young people so dedicated? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #298 – What About Your Friends?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #297 – Spread the Word, Err… Pollen

We’re picking up where we left off a couple of weeks ago with our countdown to Giving Tuesday, and we’re going to talk to a community group that’s focused on a very specific aspect of environmental protection. Guelph has its share of so-called “tree huggers”, but there’s only one group that’s trying to make this a better place for pollinating insects. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #297 – Spread the Word, Err… Pollen”

GUELPH POLITICAST #294 – Fighting Food Insecurity

Continuing our countdown to Giving Tuesday on November 30 we’re putting a spotlight on the North End Harvest Market, which fits nicely under the broad topic of food insecurity. There are many reasons why someone might be food insecure, but it’s fallen to many different small neighbourhood groups in our city to take direct action on it, especially during the pandemic. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #294 – Fighting Food Insecurity”

GUELPH POLITICAST #293 – What’s Going on at the Shelldale Family Gateway?

We just had Thanksgiving, but we’re now entering a whole season of giving including the November 30 commemoration of Giving Tuesday. That’s still about a month-and-a-half away, but for the next several weeks on this podcast we will highlight some of the organizations working locally to give back, and how you, as the generous person you are, might be able to help out. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #293 – What’s Going on at the Shelldale Family Gateway?”