Guelph, Ontario CANADA                        


Guelph Wellington Seniors Association With more than 2,500 members, the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association is one of the largest organizations of its kind in Canada. We have a straightforward mission...

"To empower older adults to be active, to be involved and to age successfully."

We are a non-profit, registered charity. The GWSA partners with the City of Guelph in the operation of the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, a state-of-the-art recreation facility.

The GWSA also operates in other locations such as the West End Community Centre, St. Paul's Lutheran Church and in the not-too-distant future, will be a key Partner with the City in the design and use of a new South End Community Centre.

GWSA makes available some 90 organized programs, activities and services throughout the year as well as special events and public interest forums.

We are supported by the active participation of the more than 500 volunteers who make it all possible.

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"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless".- Mother Teresa



Seniors Engaged .ca


Are you a senior? Are you caring for a senior? Are you a social service agency that works with or provides service to seniors? Recently the Volunteer Centre launched - a new on-line resource that they created. contains a wealth of information on various social services through a searchable online database.

Do you need to know how to renew your driver's license? Are you interested in finding out about in-home supports for a loved one?

Perhaps you are newly retired and are looking for meaningful ways to invest your time as a volunteer. can help you find what you are looking for. The goal of the web site is to ensure seniors in Guelph Wellington have the information they need to actively engage in their community. - fueled by the energy, passion and dedication of the Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington.


Guelph Community Guide

Community GuideFor information, prices and dates of courses being offered right now we would suggest that you download the Seniors section of the Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Community Guide available here as a .pdf file which is a good size and may take a while to arrive at your computer with a slow internet connection.




You will also require the free Adobe Reader software, available by clicking on the button to the left.


Spring/Summer Registration call 519-837-5699 or

Did You Know?

That the Sentinel is available Online?


Sentinel As many of you already know, our newsletter "The Sentinel" is available online here on our website.

To find out more about downloading your copy visit the Sentinel page by clicking HERE.


The Sentinel office has an email address for information at:




GWSA is looking for a Webmaster

The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association website plays an important role in our marketing and communications activities. We are currently looking for a webmaster. This opportunity will appeal to someone looking for a fun challenge as the GWSA begins a new project to reinvent its web presence. This is an interim position until March 31, 2015 while the new site is being designed and published. After that date, the position could be extended.

Position description:

  • Create and revise web pages as new or updated content is received
  • Monitor  the web site to detect problems. Diagnose the cause and repair all problems.
  • Work with our consultant through all phases of development for the redesigned website. Lead the content integration work. Complete a site review to ensure the site is ready to go live.
  • Use  social media, primarily Facebook and Twitter, to engage with older adults
  • Monitor the website for adherence to the GWSA Website policy
  • Provide guidance about future directions for the web site and use of latest technology


  • Knowledge of website management
  • Familiar with content management systems, specifically WordPress
  • Able to use webpage editing tools and related software to layout neat and attractive pages
  • Familiar with guidelines and practices for implementing accessible websites (e.g. the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)
  • Experience working with older adults

Contact Judith Carson to apply for this position.

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