What We Do
Stratford/Perth Shelterlink provides Perth County youth ages 16-24, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, with shelter, basic needs, support, community aid and advocacy services.
Mission and Vision
Stratford/Perth Shelterlink exists to provide Perth County youth ages 16-24, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, with shelter, advocacy services and basic needs.
By providing homeless and at-risk youth with the basic needs of food and shelter, they will have more opportunities to make good life style choices, stay in school, find employment or attend counseling.
Community Awareness and Advocacy
Shelterlink educates the community and raises awareness of the causes, needs and effects of homelessness in Perth County. To arrange a speaker or a presentation call 519-272-2294.
Stratford/Perth Shelterlink is governed by a Board of Directors. Every effort is made to seek Directors that bring various perspectives from all sectors of our community including families, education, medical/health, business, city and rural life.
Since Stratford/Perth Shelterlink serves all of Perth County, we attempt to have representation from all corners of Perth County. The term of office is four years and includes involvement on one committee in addition to the ten (10) regular Board meetings held during the year.
Interested individuals can request more information by contacting the Shelterlink office at (519) 272-2294.
Below is a list of the current Stratford/Perth Shelterlink Board Members:
|Name||Position||Occupation||Contact||Joined the Board|
|Martin Ritsma||President/Chair||Farmer||519-276-9659||June 1, 2008|
|Tammy Whaling||Secretary/Vice President||Assistant Manager Scotiabank||November 25, 2016|
|Trevor Neeb||Past Chair||Financial Advisor||November 11, 2008|
|Mike Palmby||Treasurer||Director of Finance||June 25, 2019|
|Jill Carter||Director||Cousellor HP Centre||December 8, 2015|
|Sara Brown||Director||Bail Worker – John Howard Society||November 25, 2016|
|Terri Finnie||Director||Travel Consultant||September 15, 2017|
Any Board member may be contacted through the Shelterlink business office: 519-272-2294 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stratford/Perth Shelterlink does not sell, barter, trade, or give your personal information to third parties.
We store and maintain your personal information in conformity with the requirements of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic documents Act (the “Act”) and the Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information (the “Code”) created and approved by the Canadian Standards Association (“CSA”).