Ignatius Jesuit Centre

Site: Guelph

Contact Information
Alternate Name CV19 ; Ignatius Farm ; Ignatius Jesuit Center ; Loyola House ; Old-Growth Forest ; Orchard Park Office Centre
Office Phone 519-824-1250
Fax 519-767-0994
Website www.ignatiusguelph.ca
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Primary Contact Andrea Scapinello, Office Coordinator; Phone: 519-824-1250 ext 241; Email: officecoordinator@ignatiusguelph.ca
Alternate Contact Lisa Calzonetti, Director of Operations; Phone: 519-824-1250 ext 231; Email: operationsdirector@ignatiusguelph.ca
Primary Executive Rev Roger Yaworski SJ, Executive Director; Phone: 519-824-1250 ext 230; Email: executivedirector@ignatiusguelph.ca
Description (Site) Adjacent to Marymount Cemetery
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
5420 Hwy 6 N
Guelph, ON N1H 6J2
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Intersection Hwy 6 N and Woodlawn Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible - parking and bike racks are available
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Located on 600 acres of organic farmland with wetlands, rolling hills, streams and forest, Ignatius Jesuit Centre cultivates spiritual growth and ecological engagement and is dedicated to providing programs that foster an ecological way of life, nurture a deeper spirituality, promote the production of local sustainable food, and provide a welcoming space for individual and communal education. 
The Centre operates under the care of the Jesuits of Canada.
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update: Ignatius Jesuit Centre has limited volunteer opportunities at this time -- visit website if interested in general information about volunteering.

The Centre is home to:
* Loyola House: Retreat house for silent retreats and training in Ignatian spirituality; venue for external retreats, business conferences, meetings, and special events.

* Ignatius Farm: Certified organic vegetable farm that operates on a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) model, building relationships between farmers and consumers. Rents out farm acreage and community garden plots, trains new farmers in the practices and principles of organic agriculture. Also invites people to get involved in their local farm through purchasing CSA vegetable shares. Members purchase shares and pick up their portion of the harvest throughout the season.

* Ignatius Old-Growth Forest: A 500-year ecological restoration project that offers a setting for people of all ages to engage, learn and connect with the natural world through walking trails, education programs, work placements, and community activity days; located on 100 acres and protected from development under a conservation easement with Ontario Farmland Trust.

* Orchard Park Office Centre: Professional office rentals minutes from downtown Guelph.

Volunteers from every department help to deliver Ignatius services to the community and beyond.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Phone message service available Mon-Sun 24 hours 
Hours for volunteering vary by department
Dates Facilities open all year in most cases
Areas Served Guelph - and surrounding area ; Wellington County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or visit website for information

For general volunteering inquiries, contact officecoordinator@ignatiusguelph.ca
For Farm specific inquiries, contact farmoutreach@ignatiusguelph.ca
Languages English
Fees Program ; call for information
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1913
Print Material Various brochures and newsletters available (marketing@ignatiusguelph.ca, 519-824-1250 ext 258)
Service Categories Community Shared Agriculture ; Environmental Beautification ; Independent Spiritual Pursuits ; Land Conservation ; Meeting Space ; Social Responsibility Programs ~ Religious/Spirituality Issues