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A resource to help you find programs and services in your community.

The Canadian Women's Foundation

The Canadian Women’s Foundation is Canada’s public foundation for diverse women and girls.

The organizations focus is on women and girls because they face distinct barriers that require distinct solutions and because gender equality improves economic and social conditions for everyone.

The Canadian Women's Foundation funds  programs across Canada, prioritizing communities where the need is greatest. These programs address four urgent issues: gender-based violence, economic security, girls’ empowerment, and inclusive leadership.

Children's Youth & Planning Council

Community-wide partnership. The partnership includes over 500 service providers, researchers, planning bodies and funders serving children, youth and families in our community.

Community Care Concepts

Community Care Concepts provide support services throughout the Townships of Woolwich, Wellesley and Wilmot. This enables seniors and special needs clients to remain as independent as possible in their own homes



929 Arthur St. S.
Elmira, ON  N3B 2Z2

Phone: 519-664-1900
FAX:  519-664-1944
Toll Free:  1-855-664-1900

Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

A community benefit agency. Programs are designed to fill gaps in communities of Centre and North Wellington. Services include: outreach and support, transportation service, childcare and more.



Community Resource Centre of
North & Centre Wellington
PO Box 442
Fergus, ON N1M 3E2


Telephone: (519) 843-7000
Toll Free:1-866-840-3249

Employment Insurance

Apply for Employment Insurance.

Click 'Learn More' to get more information or apply.

Family & Children's Services of Waterloo Region

Support for families and children still continues. 

If any community member or professional has concerns about the safety and/or well-being of a
child or youth under 18, please contact 519-576-0540.

The offices at 65 Hanson (The Family Centre) and 168 Hespeler Road in Cambridge are closed to


The main office at 200 Ardelt is screening all potential visitors as well as staff.
If you need to visit the office, please call ahead (519-576-0540) to make an appointment.

Family Compass Waterloo Region

Resources, services, programs and supports in multiples languages.

Food Assistance Network

The Community Food Assistance Network is a system of more than 100 community agencies and food programs, providing food and connection to other vital supports needed by children, seniors, families and individuals–every day. To see where you qualify visit the link below.

Front Door

Access to child and youth mental health services.

​Phone: 519-749-2932

Healthy Smiles

Access free dental care for children 17 years old and under. The program is designed for lower-income families in need of support.

Here 24/7

Is available 24 hours a day to provide you with crisis intervention, addictions/mental health assessments and brief support functions. 

Call: 1 844 437 3247 (HERE247)

EarlyOn Riverside


250 William Street, Elmira ON N3B 0B9   
Attached to Riverside Public School


Monday - Friday: 1:00-4:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is always there for you. No matter what you want to talk about, we’re here to listen. No judgment, totally private, 24/7. 

Call a counselor: 1-800-668-6868

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)


Waterloo Office 
99 Regina Street South
Waterloo ON
N2J 4V3

8:30 am to 4:30 pm


(519) 883-2100

Ontario Works

Waterloo Location:

99 Regina Street South
Waterloo ON
N2J 4V3



8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Parenting Now

Parenting Now can connect with you about your parenting needs and questions. During this time please do reach out with your questions and concerns. Browse through parenting articles, tips and strategies and stories.

Passport Canada

Get access to passport applications and renewal forms. 

The local Passport Office is located in Kitchener.

Passport Office:
40 Weber Street East, Mezzanine Level
Kitchener, Ontario


 Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm 

Language: English, French 

Rural Realities


Rural Realities is an advisory group of social service agencies supporting the rural townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich.

Its purpose is to help reduce poverty in the rural townships by developing a collective understanding of issues, reflect on possible solutions, and take action to reduce poverty. 

For more information or to seek support please contact:

Trisha Robinson 

Kristine Allison 

Service Ontario

Connect to the Service Ontario site to get information on a number of services from obtaining a birth certificate to locating your nearest Service Ontario Centre.

Elmira Location:

13-B Industrial Dr,

Elmira, ON N3B 2S1

*Please note this location offer partial services. Call to make sure they can assist with the service you are in need of.


(519) 669-2040

Volunteer Action Centre

VAC provides a central hub for accessing current volunteer opportunities and shares best practices and continuous learning for professionals in the nonprofit sector.

Wilmot Family Resource Centre

Providing social support services to low-income and food-insecure families and individuals in Wilmot and Wellesley Townships.



175 Waterloo Street 
New Hamburg, ON, N3A 1S3 



Mon-Thurs: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Phone: 519-662-2731

Woolwich Counselling

Woolwich Counselling Centre provides professional counselling services for individuals, couples and families.


65 Memorial Ave. 

Elmira, ON N3B 2R9

Phone: 519-669-8651


Woolwich Healthy Communities

Woolwich Township Volunteer group striving to promote and improve the health and well being of the local community, environment, economy.

Woolwich Community Health Centre

Provides  health care, illness prevention and health promotion programs and services that promote wellness in the community.



10 Parkside Drive
P.O. Box 370
St. Jacobs, ON

N0B 2N0

Phone: (519) 664-3794
Fax: (519) 664-2182

Woolwich Township

If you live in Woolwich Township and have questions about your municipality get in touch with the administrative office.



Administration Office

24 Church Street West

P.O. Box 158

Elmira, ON, N3B 2Z6

Phone: (519)-669-1647

Woolwich Memorial Centre

24 Snyder Ave

Elmira ,ON 

(519) 669-1647 x 7001

Woolwich Wellesley Hospice

This program provides compassionate help for people dealing with life-limiting illness and their caregivers.

Services Include:

Volunteer Visiting

  • ​Listening and emotional support

  • Simple comfort measures

  • Caregiver relief

  • Practical supports

Caregiver Support Groups: 

Monthly support group to meet with others caring for someone with a life limiting illness. The group provides an opportunity to gain support from others who share similar feelings and situations and gain tools for self-care and resiliency. 


Hospice Volunteers are caring members of the community who have been specially trained to understand the specific needs of people with a serious illness.


Call Julie Schelter, Hospice Coordinator at 519-664-3794 ext. 229 or  to register for services. 

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