Shelldale Better Beginnings, Better Futures

Shelldale Better Beginnings, Better Futures has been serving the Onward Willow neighbourhood for over 25 years.  This area is defined by the physical boundaries of Edinburgh, Paisley, Silvercreek and Speedvale roads and is charactarised by high-density housing; the largest number of social housing units in the City; a large newcomer population; a significant number of single parent led families; and, the lowest incomes on average in the City of Guelph.

 We offer a variety programs that support both children and families that are designed to mitigate the impacts of the above listed socio-economic indicators. We offer a peer parent support program to help support  new parents, baby and toddler groups to provide early childhood enrichment, activities for children and teens and poverty supports such as connections to other services and community development support. We facilitate wrap-around services and assist with system navigation. All of our programs are designed to meet the unique needs of our community and the challenges community members are working to overcome.

 Our Mission is "To welcome and support children and families living in Onward Willow, providing programs, services and leadership opportunities to nurture a better future and a healthy community." Our Values are that "We are passionate about creating a culture of hope by respecting and including all.” Our Vision is "Build a better world through building a better community." 
For Giving Tuesday we will be:
- Tweeting all day about Giving Tuesday
-GCHC will provide Yoga at 11:45 am for community members, volunteers, and staff
-Programs and activities for children and parents will occur throughout the day
- There will be a "Giving jar" to receive donations at the  front desk

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