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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 Amy Piccin, Volunteer Coordination Assistant; Phone: 519-824-8498 ext 140; Email:
Primary Executive Diana Boal, Executive Director
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  
* Workshop Wednesdays 
* 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, 
Exception of EarlyON programs: citywide
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 Gardens ; Community Hubs ; Day Camps ; Family Literacy Programs ; Family Support Centres/Outreach ; General Health Education Programs ; Leadership Development ; Parent/Child Activity Groups ; School Meals ; School Readiness Programs