YOUTH & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Shelldale Family Gateway offers approximately 30 programs throughout the year that are available for youth between Junior Kindergarten to grade 12.

Our programs are specifically designed and available to youth living in the Onward Willow neighbourhood. They include March Break and Summer Camps, leadership opportunities for community  youth, our mentoring program, afterschool helpers and more.

For more information about our programs, contact Lorie Delane at ldelane@shelldale.ca

SHELLDALE YOUTH PROGRAMS INFORMATION

BREAKFAST CLUB

Times: 7:45am to 8:30am
Ages: Junior Kindergarten and Up
Start your school day with a healthy breakfast.
Cost: Free
Location: Shelldale Centre Gym

JR. ROOTS

Times: 3:15pm to 5:00pm
Ages: Junior and Senior Kindergarten
Come participate in games, crafts, fun activities and make new friends!

Registration is limited

ROYAL LEAD

Times: 3:15pm to 5:00pm
Ages: Grades 4, 5 and 6
Come play games, sports, fun activities and crafts.

Registration is Limited

MIGHTY WILLOWS

Times: 3:15pm to 5:00pm
Ages: Grades 1, 2 and 3
Come play with friends and participate in fun activities.

Registration is limited

GIRLS ART GROUP

Times: 3:15pm to 5:00pm
Ages: Grades 7 and up
Come meet new friends and participate in creative activities.

Registration is limited

TEEN DROP-IN

Times: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: Grades 7 and Up
A variety of teen activities to participate in as well as develop leadership skills.

BREAKFAST CLUB

Times: Monday to Friday from 7:50am to 8:30am
Timeframe: During the school year (September to June)
Cost: Free

This free program runs Monday-Friday during the school year from 7:50-8:30am.  It provides children and their families the ability to have a nutritious breakfast before school each morning.  A hot meal is provided each day along with fresh fruit, cereal and toast, bagels or English muffins.  This program is funded through the Children’s Foundation Food and Friends Program who are dedicated to bringing Healthy Food to Hungry Minds.

C.A.M.P.

C.A.M.P. – Community Access Midwifery Program – Accessible Reproductive Care:

Located in the Shelldale Centre, you can drop by (no appointment necessary) on Mondays 10 a.m. - 4 .p.m and Wednesdays 1-4 p.m.

Call 1-833-747-2267 or email camp@familymidwiferycare.ca

COMPASS COMMUNITY SERVICES

Walk-In appointments available Wednesdays 1-7 p.m. Visit Compass Community Services for more information.

Sliding scale for fees available.

FREE INCOME TAX RETURNS

February 1 – May 31 ONLY. Requests submitted after May 31 will not be accepted for completion.

This program is specifically for low income earners only and is available to all Guelph residents. Please email Margie at shelldaletax@gmail.com for further information.

SHELLDALE FARM PARK

For more information on the Community Garden and plans for the Shelldale Farm Park, please contact Leisha Burley at leisha.burley@kindlecommunities.com

SHELLDALE FAMILY GATEWAY SUMMER CAMP

Summer Camp Dates
Shelldale Family Gateway runs summer camps during July and August each year. Brochures are available through the website or at the Shelldale Centre.

 

Please Note
Participants must live in the Onward Willow area (Paisley Road, Silvercreek, Edinburgh and Speedvale Road) approximately 1 square kilometre from the centre. 

"ONE-STOP SHOP" FOR YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

The GROVE Hubs is a collaborative project with the objective of providing the right services to the right youth in a timely and efficient matter. A network of community organizations have come together to re-imagine a newly designed system to directly address mental health and substance abuse issues of youth in Wellington and Guelph. Under the leadership of the Rotary Club of Guelph, The GROVE Hubs are a partnership with several organizations in Wellington County, all of which serve youth aged 12 to 26. The focus of this new partnership is to specifically look at the mental health and wellness of our young people and to assist and support them if/when they need help.

Each organization is part of a network, all integrated by technology which allows youth to access the immediate virtual care that they so urgently need. Assessment of a youth’s needs will be provided virtually (and eventually in each facility). No matter the situation, technology will be used so that access to the right services is available no matter where you are. This technology component will enhance access for youth right now, as well as in the future by giving rural regions the same support system as those in urban centres.

The GROVE Hubs will include seven locations that will feature the benefit of “one door” meaning that youth will only tell their story once regardless of where they are. This is made possible through an interconnected online system and is now of the utmost importance during a time where we are relying highly on virtual care.

The GROVE Hubs sites are in the rural centres of Wellington, as well as in Guelph. They will offer a range of stepped-care services of varying levels of intensity that are co-designed with youth. Physical activity, mental health, substance use, and peer supports will be core services at all The GROVE Hubs sites.

The seven sites include:

  • East Wellington Community Services – Town of Erin
  • Minto Mental Health – Palmerston
  • Skyline Community Hub – Fergus
  • University of Guelph
  • YMCA/ YWCA of Guelph
  • CMHA Waterloo Wellington
  • Shelldale Family Gateway

For more information, please contact Diana Boal, Executive Director,  at dboal@shelldale.ca

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