Shelldale Better Beginnings, Better Futures

Contact Information
Alternate Name Shelldale BBBF ; Shelldale Better Beginnings Better Futures
Former Name Onward Willow Better Beginnings Better Futures
Office Phone 519-824-8498
Fax 519-824-2361
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Primary Contact Mitra Salarvand, Family Support and Diversity Program Coordinator
Alternate Contact Amy Piccin, Pre-Enrichment Facilitator
Primary Executive Michelle Henderson, Executive Director
Site Location Guelph-North West
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
20 Shelldale Cres
Guelph, ON N1H 1C8
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Intersection Dawson Rd and Willow Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Supports the healthy development of children and strengthens family and community life in the Willow Road area of Guelph.
Description (Service) Programs and activities include: 
* prenatal and infant groups and home visits 
* parent and child drop-in 
* preschool playgroups 
* kindergarten readiness and early literacy groups  
* after school activities 
* daily breakfast club 
* day camps - summer, March Break 
* teen drop-in 
* community model of learning English 
* leadership development 
* programs provided by partner agencies include job search, health promotion, violence prevention
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sep-Jun 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Jul-Aug
Areas Served Guelph
Boundaries Speedvale Ave to the North, Paisley Rd to the South, Silvercreek Pkwy to the West, Edinburgh Rd to the East
Eligibility Must be neighbourhood residents living in the prescribed catchment area or referred from a partner agency
Application Call, visit website or agency for information
Languages English ; Arabic ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Farsi ; Hindi ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Urdu ; Vietnamese ; Interpretive Services ; Amharic ; Dari ; Nepali ; Tigrina ; Uzbek
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1991
Funding Provincial ; Donations ; United Way
Elections Held at the Annual General Meeting
Service Categories Children's Play Groups ; Day Camps ; Drop In Centres ~ Adolescents ; Family Support Centres/Outreach ; General Health Education Programs ; Leadership Development ; Neighbourhood Improvement Groups ; Parent/Child Activity Groups ; Prenatal/Postnatal Home Visitation Programs ; School Readiness Programs