Local Mental Health is Looking for Help on Giving Tuesday

You may have heard about the mental health toll on people because of the COVID-19 pandemic. You may also know that outside of the pandemic there have been concerns for years about how we’ve been unable to keep pace with the demand for more mental health assistance. The first problem has been feeding the second, so for this year’s Giving Tuesday, local mental health agencies are asking you to help them. Continue reading “Local Mental Health is Looking for Help on Giving Tuesday”

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 #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?”

Please Support Local News and Journalism

Back in August, Guelph Politico sent out a call for help to save itself. This #GivingTuesday, Guelph Politico is going to ask you again for assistance to reach its fundraising goal of $3,000 per month. It’s Christmas time, it’s a pandemic, there’s an economic downturn, so there’s a lot of competition for your hard-earned dollars, but can you think of a better time to help boost local journalism. Continue reading “Please Support Local News and Journalism”