Shelldale Family Gateway

Contact Information
Alternate Name Shelldale Centre
Former Name Shelldale 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 Coordinator; Phone: 519-824-8498 ext 122
Alternate Contact Amy Piccin, Volunteer Coordination Assistant; Phone: 519-824-8498 ext 140; Email:
Primary Executive Michelle Henderson, Executive Director; Phone: 519-824-8498 ext 123
Description (Site) 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: 
* EarlyON prenatal and infant groups 
* EarlyON parent and child drop-in 
* EarlyON kindergarten readiness and early literacy groups  
* women's group 
* school age - After School programs 
* Breakfast Club - Mon-Fri mornings 
* day camps - Summer and March Break 
* teen drop-in programs 
* community model of learning English 
* leadership development 
* programs provided by partner agencies include job search, health promotion, violence prevention 
* community garden - must live within the community
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 Parkway to the West, Edinburgh Rd to the East, with the exception of EarlyON programs
Eligibility Must be neighbourhood residents living in the prescribed catchment area or referred from a partner agency
Application Call, see website or visit agency for information
Languages English ; Arabic ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Farsi ; Gujarati ; Hindi ; Punjabi ; Somali ; Spanish ; Tagalog ; Tamil ; Tigrinya ; 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 ; Community Gardening ; Day Camps ; Family Literacy Programs ; Family Support Centres/Outreach ; General Health Education Programs ; Leadership Development ; Parent/Child Activity Groups ; School Breakfasts ; School Readiness Programs