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Inspiration 2016

Inspiration 2016, Thursday November 3rd.

September 23, 2016
  Inspiration is a magical family event celebrating the arts and the Guelph-Wellington community! All proceeds from Inspiration go to the Children’s Foundation of Guelph-Wellington Free to Play Program. Beyond serving as a fundraiser for the CFGW Free To Play Program, Inspiration is also an opportunity to acknowledge meaningful contributions to the arts in Guelph and surrounding areas. Each year, the Inspiration committee selects one... → read more


3 Ways You Can Help Food & Friends for Back to School

September 9, 2016
We know life is busy right now with back to school, so we will be quick!   It’s important that our Food & Friends programs begin operating as soon as possible to ensure that we are bringing healthy food to hungry minds – even during the first week of school. We want to ensure students can concentrate in class, feel... → read more


Inspiring Kids. Inspired Futures.

August 23, 2016
We hope you’ve had a chance to see our Inspiring Kids. Inspired Futures publication. This joint project with the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and Energize Guelph is a beautiful publication highlighting the importance of recreation. We all know it’s fun to play soccer, go to camp or take music lessons – but it’s also much more than fun. It helps... → read more

Adopt A Family Matches donors with families in need in order to lift spirits and make Christmas shine a little brighterFree to Play gives children a chance to participate in recreational activities they couldn't otherwise affordFood and Friends provides students the nutrition they need to learnScholarships help youth take their next step in their educational journeyTotal children helped by communitySummary of our programs and success stories