Hope House

Hope House serves vulnerable people in Guelph – the unhoused and housed, the employed and the unemployed, those suffering a new, bewildering setback and those dealing with chronic, more complicated issues of poverty.

Programs and Services

What We Do

Hope House operates and advocates on the belief that poverty, food insecurity, inequality, health and community are all interconnected. We offer services and programs that challenge the stigmas surrounding poverty and allow our community members to maintain their dignity and choice, while simultaneously providing them with tactile skills developed in a community environment, creating long-term skills that facilitate self-sufficiency.

From April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Hope House Impact


new households registered, including 378 children


free meals distributed to community members


youth received school supplied filled backpacks


individuals accessed services

Our Mission

Providing tangible, compassionate assistance and care to those in the Guelph community and abroad through immediate relief and ongoing support with the goal of a greater level of independence.

Our Core Values


We offer a community that welcomes and encourages people where they can receive immediate relief and ongoing support.


We believe that every person matters and is entitled to self-determination and choice.


We advocate with and amplify the voices of people living in poverty.

What’s New

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Our Annual Events

Hope in The Street

A community-based event that brings music, local food and children’s activities to Guelph in a fun, exciting and inclusive way. Lots of music, food & fun while supporting Hope House.

Christmas Joy Home Tour

A self guided tour of some of the most beautiful homes in Guelph decorated for the holiday season. This year the tour will run on November 17 & 18, 2023. Visit the website to see last years photos.

Coldest Night of the Year

A fun-filled, family-friendly fundraiser for the hungry, homeless and hurting in Guelph. Come take a walk with us in February and show care for your community.

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