Each fall, the Church continues a tradition from St. James the Apostle, and recognizes a group or individual for work in our city and community that embodies the Spirit of St. Francis.
2023 - Jobs, Opportunities, Enterprise
The Parish heard about the work of JOEs when they became partners with the Helper Bees, preparing meals for distribution to the downtown community.
See more at www.jobsopportunitiesenterprise.org
2022 - Yasi Zorlutuna, and Community FEWD
Chef Yasi began working out of the Church of the Apostles kitchen in 2022. Her work embodies the spirit of St. Francis' care for the environment by rescuing food from becoming waste, and his care for the poor by transforming rescued food into gourmet meals that are distributed at various sites throughout the city.
2021 - Your Downtown Guelph Friends
Kate Nixon, and her team, embodies the spirit of St. Francis in their care for, and solidarity with, the poor. They are "Youth and friends coming together to prevent and alleviate suffering by mobilizing with the power of community and friendship in the core of Guelph!"
See more at www.instagram.com/yourdowntownguelphfriends/
2020 - Wendy Woodhouse
The 2020 Award was awarded postumously to Wendy Woodhouse, in recognition of her leadership in building up and serving the needs of this community, and her service to the sacramental life of this Parish. A donation was made in her name to the Chalmers Community Services Centre.
Previous Awards have been presented to: