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Welcome Week 2022 Events

Our communities are becoming more diverse, with people of all backgrounds adding their experiences and perspectives. When we welcome newcomers, we welcome new ideas and new opportunities. Supporting newcomers means we are building a society with unique perspectives, voices, and lived experiences, which strengthens the fabric of our communities and helps us foster a diverse and inclusive province. Together, let’s welcome every new neighbour!

Welcoming Week 2022 runs from September 9th to 18th, during which time community partners can host events that either bring new and longtime residents together, celebrate newcomers and share details about newcomer programming/services. In Guelph and Wellington county, Welcoming Week is organized by GWLIP, and funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. Check out the list of events happening below. We hope to see you there!

Please note that all events listed are free to attend!

A special thanks to all of our partners who together make Welcoming Week possible!

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9th
Date and Time Event Location Organizer Registration
Friday September 9 – Sunday September 18 (Closed Mondays)
Free Admission to Guelph Museums! Guelph Civic Museum and McCrae House Guelph Museums No
Friday September 9,
9 a.m.
Community Voices Virtual Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination No
Friday September 9,
1 p.m.
Various ISGW events TBD TBD Immigrant Services Guelph Wellington TBD

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10th
Date and Time Event Location Organizer Registration
Saturday September 10, TBD Saturday Morning Welcome In-person, 577 Willow Road Chalmers TBD
Saturday September 10, 10am – 11am English Conversation Circle In-person Guelph Public Library No
Saturday September 10, 10am – 10:30am Welcome to the Library Storytime In-person Guelph Public Library Yes
Saturday September 10, 1pm – 3pm MPP Welcome Event In-person MPP Constituency Office No
Saturday September 10, 2pm – 3pm Knitting Connections and Robotic Fun In-person Guelph Public Library Yes

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11th
Date and Time Event Location Organizer Registration
Sunday September 11, 11a.m. – 3p.m. Wedding Festival Wellington County Museum and Archives Wellington County Museum No, but you can share your wedding story at this link!
Sunday September 11, 12p.m. Palmerston Newcomers’ Welcome BBQ In-person Town of Minto TBD

 

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12th
Date and Time Event Location Organizer Registration

 

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13th
Date and Time Event Location Organizer Registration
Tuesday September 13, 4p.m. Youth and Volunteering Virtual PIN – The People Information Network TBD
Tuesday September 13, 5p.m. – 6:30pm Email Workshop In-person, Main Library Program Room Guelph Public Library & CAWA Yes

 

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14th
Date and Time Event Location Organizer Registration
Wednesday September 14, TBD Get to Know The Grove Hubs! Virtual The Grove Hubs TBD
Wednesday September 14, 10am – 12pm Job Search and Employment Expectations in Canada In-person, 2nd Chance Stone Road Mall location 2nd Chance Employment Counselling TBD
Wednesday September 14, 6p.m. – 6:30p.m. Welcome to the Library Storytime In-person, Westminster Square Branch Guelph Public Library Yes

 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15th
Date and Time Event Location Organizer Registration
Thursday September 15, 9:30a.m. Immigrant Talent in Guelph Wellington: A Snapshot Virtual Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin TBD
Thursday September 15, 12p.m. Volunteering for Newcomers Virtual PIN – The People and Information Network TBD
Thursday September 15, 12p.m. – 1p.m. Welcoming and Inclusive Workplaces: How to Recruit and Retain Talent Virtual Immploy Yes
Thursday September 15, 2p.m. Starting a small business in Guelph Wellington
In-person Business Centre Guelph Wellington TBD
Thursday September 15, 3p.m. Narrative 4 Story Exchange
In-person, 42 Carden Street (10C) Brand Intercultural TBD
Thursday September 15, 4p.m. Get to Know Guelph Public Library
Virtual Guelph Public Library and SWIS TBD
Thursday September 15, 4p.m. – 7p.m. Guelph Farmers’ Market In-person, 2 Gordon Street 10C/Guelph Farmers’ Market No
Thursday September 15, 6p.m. Clifford Newcomers’ Welcome BBQ
In-person Town of Minto TBD

 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16th
Date and Time Event Location Organizer Registration
Friday September 16, 2p.m. – 4p.m. (Drop-ins permitted throughout September, 9-5 when room not in use) “A Circle of Care” Poster Exhibit 10C Community Classroom (42 Carden Street) Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, University of Guelph No
Friday September 16, 6p.m. Harriston Newcomers’ Welcome Reception In-person Town of Minto TBD

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17th
Date and Time Event Location Organizer Registration
Saturday September 17, 7a.m.-12p.m. Guelph Farmers’ Market In-person, 2 Gordon Street 10C/Guelph Farmers’ Market No
Saturday September 17, 10a.m. Welcoming Week 2022 In-person Guelph Police Service TBD

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18th
Date and Time Event Location Organizer Registration

 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd
Date and Time Event Location Organizer Registration
Friday September 23, TBD Volunteer and Newcomer Celebration In-person Township of Wellington North TBD

 

Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership

Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership