Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group

Next week is the last week of snacks and gift cards at Brant, sign-up now!

Please reach out if you would like to book an appointment for our morning meal or gift card program's next week. As we will be closed from December 17 th and returning to the office January 4th, this will be the last week snacks and gift cards will be offered in December. This program is open to all Brant area families with children in junior kindergarten - grade 12, by appointment ONLY.

Families are provided with a two week supplementary supply of lunch snacks, per child, twice monthly. If you need further support with school snacks please ask about the Food & Friends at Home Kit program. Appointments will be made Wednesday 10am-11:45am and Thursdays 10am-11:45am. We ask you sign-up no later than Wednesday at 12pm for an appointment the same week due to our ordering/shopping process. Notice the week prior to coming is preferred.

PLEASE NOTE DECEMBER 15th WILL ALSO BE OUR DECEMBER GARDEN FRESH DAY, FROM 10am-12-pm.

PLEASE REACH OUT ASAP IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF AN APPOINTMENT FOR DECEMBER 14th, 15th, or 16th.

We are also offering once monthly emergency gift cards. These are in lue of our previously offered emergency pantry program. Gift cards are available to Brant area families, once a month, by pre-arranged appointment only. These appointments will also be made from 1pm-2:30pm on Tuesdays, 10am-11:45am Wednesdays and 10am-11:45am Thursdays.

Due to ongoing Covid-19 regulation these programs will no longer run as drop-in programs

Thank you, and have a great day!

Nicki Hammond

  • Neighbourhood Support Worker

  • Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group

  • 519-821-9243 Office

  • 519-993-6191 Cell

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2021 Christmas Support Programs

The 2021 Christmas Season is quickly approaching. There are a few programs and agencies in the Community that are supporting families for Christmas with both food and gifts. Katie and I are both working to connect with all of you but please feel free to reach out to either of us if you are interested in applying for a Christmas program and you need more information about them, as application deadlines are fast approaching.

Please note only one program/agency may be accessed by each home. Multiple applications will be voided.

Nicki Hammond

  • Neighbourhood Support Worker

  • Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group

  • 519-821-9243 Office

  • 519-993-6191 Cell


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Brant Snack Program & Emergency Food Support information

We will be resuming our Morning Meal program again. This program is open to all Brant area families with children in junior kindergarten - grade 12, by appointment ONLY. Families will be provided with a one week supplementary supply of lunch snacks, per child, once monthly. If you need further support with school snacks please ask about the Food & Friends at Home Kit program. Appointments will be made Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 10am-12pm. We ask you sign-up no later than Wednesday at 4pm for an appointment the following week due to our ordering/shopping process.

WE HAVE SPACES FOR 100 CHILDREN NEXT WEEK. PLEASE REACH OUT ASAP IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF AN APPOINTMENT FOR SEPT 14th, 15th, or 16th.

We will also be continuing with our monthly emergency gift cards. These are in lue of our previously offered emergency pantry program. These are available to Brant area families by pre-arranged appointment only. These appointments will also be made from 10am-12pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Due to ongoing Covid-19 regulation changes, as well as staff out of office meetings these programs will no longer run as drop-in programs.

Our Garden Fresh program provides Brant area homes with fresh fruits and veggies once monthly. Doors open at 10am, and items are available on a first come-first served basis. Our next dates will be:

  • September 15th @10am

  • October 20th @ 10am

  • November 17th @ 10am

  • December 15th @ 10am

Please register for our email list to receive weekly group sign-up reminders, as well as information regarding further programs and events. You may also contact Nicki (519-993-6191) or Katie (519-362-6362) to set up an appointment.

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Hope House

Need warm clothes for cold weather?

The HOPE House clothing market offers a wide selection of new and gently-used clothing for everyone in all sizes and styles.

What:

The clothing market looks and feels a lot like a shop, with familiar brands and the freedom to browse at your leisure. Our points-based system lets community members choose clothing that suits them and increases self-esteem, confidence and overall well-being.

Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 1:00pm-4:00pm, on a first-come first-serve basis.

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New Life Clothing Closet

  • 400 Victoria Rd N Guelph ON N1E 5J7

  • 519-823-585

  • clothingcloset@newlifecrc.net

  • www.newlifecrc.net

Drop in and browse for free clothing in a thrift store environment, just in time for the colder weather!

FREE quality clothing and linens.

NOTE: To make it more spacious, The Closet has returned to its core offerings of clothing and linens only. We are no longer offering household items, toys or books.

NEW HOURS: Thursdays 9:30-12:00 AND 5:00-7:00.

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Community Resource Centre

What: new winter items such as: winter jackets, snow pants, boots, mittens/gloves, hats/scarves, and more!

Sizes: 0-18 years, with some adult sizes for youth.

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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Wellington Pregnancy Care Centre

  • 280 St Patrick St W Fergus

  • 519-362-4167

  • joanne.pronk@gmail.com

What:

Winter clothing and diapers available for little ones up to size 3.

How:

Please contact us if we can support you this winter.




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City of Guelph Winter 2022 Program Registration

The City of Guelph Winter 2022 recreation program registration begins Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30 a.m. and we have some exciting news: You will now be able to register for City of Guelph recreation programs ONLINE using Free to Grow funding!

Here’s how it will work:

  1. If you would like to apply for funding for a recreation program, please apply to Free to Grow as normal. You can do this by logging in to your Free to Grow account here: https://freetogrow.childrensfoundation.org/ or by emailing the application information to freetogrow@childrensfoundation.org.

  2. If your application for funding is approved, you will receive a letter showing the amount of funding you will be receiving. This information will also be sent to City of Guelph Recreation and a credit for the amount stated in the letter will be added to your City of Guelph Rec Enroll account.

  3. On registration day, Wednesday, Dec 1st starting at 7:30 am, you will be able to log in to your Rec Enroll account and register your child for the activity and use the subsidy as payment.

IMPORTANT:

You will need to have a City of Guelph Rec Enroll account with the same email address you use for Free to Grow, the one you are receiving this email at. If you do not have a Rec Enroll account, please set one up prior to November 17th. You can create an account with Guelph Recreation here: https://cityofguelph.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/MemberRegistration/MemberSignIn. You may already have a City Rec Enroll account, just check prior to November 17th that it uses this email address.

If you have questions about Rec Enroll, you can find more information, including instructions for how to create an account, here: https://guelph.ca/living/recreation/recreation-programs/registration-faq/

You can also contact City of Guelph Recreation: General inquiries and/or support requests: recreation@guelph.ca or 519-837-5699 (TTY 519-826-9771)

GET YOUR APPLICATIONS FOR CITY ACTIVITIES IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE:

We cannot guarantee that subsidies will be available online if completed after Nov 19th, so the quicker you get your applications in, the better.

All Winter Session programs will be publicly viewable online on NOVEMBER 10th: https://guelph.ca/living/recreation/recreation-programs/

If you have any questions about applying to Free to Grow, please contact Maria at freetogrow@childrensfoundation.org.

Maria Fitzpatrick (she/her)

  • Administrative and Program Assistant

  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 9am-5pm

  • Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington

  • 87 Waterloo Ave, Guelph, ON. N1H 3H6

  • 519-826-9551 Ext.23

  • Fax: 519-766-4870

  • www.childrensfoundation.org


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Food & Friends at Home Kit Registration

The Children's Foundation, in partnership with local organizations, will continue the Food & Friends at Home initiative which will operate from October 4th until the end of this year (December 2021).

Families with children and youth supported by the Children’s Foundation through the Brant avenue snack program are eligible to submit a request for a Food & Friends at Home kit as well. This kit will provide one snack for each day of a two-week period, similar to what would be provided through all of our Food & Friends student nutrition program.

To register for a Food & Friends at Home kit, please fill out this registration form. If you have any questions, or need support please reach out to myself (519-993-6191) or Katie (519)362-6362.

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COVID 19

Links and Information

Take Pride in yOur Neighbourhood

Just a reminder, discarded cigarette butts are garbage that pollutes the environment and can sicken animals. Please do not throw your butts on the ground anywhere but especially not near the school where our children walk and play every day. Besides polluting our ground, the butts get washed into the storm drain system. It also gives our children the message that pollution of this sort is acceptable.