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 Bev Hagedorn at 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||Occupation||Joined the Board||Position Held|
|Charlene Gordon||Grants Consultant||June 1, 2013||Co-Chair|
|Trevor Neeb||Financial Advisor||November 11, 2008||Co-Chair/Treasurer & HR|
|Graham Rae||Elementary Teacher||June 1, 2011||Secretary|
|Sam Coghlan||Retired Library CEO||June 10, 2014||Director|
|Brent Furtney||Governance Specialist||June 10, 2014||Chair – Policy Committee|
|Martin Ritsma||Secondary School Principal||June 1, 2008||Director|
|Kimberley MacMaster||Sales Executive||December 8, 2015||Director|
|Jill Carter||Counsellor||December 8, 2015||Director|
|Sara Brown||Bail Worker||November 25, 2016||Director|
|Tammy Whaling||Banker (mortgage)||November 25, 2016||Director|
|Amy Robern||Criminal Lawyer||January 20, 2017||Director|
|Terri Finnie||Travel Consultant||September 15, 2017||Chair – Fundraising Committee|
|Dayna Prest||PhD Candidate||October 15, 2017||Director|
Any Board member may be contacted through the Shelterlink business office: 519-272-2294 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in reading the Stratford/Perth Shelterlink 2016 Annual General Meeting Report, please take a look here, Shelterlink AGM Report 2017.
To review the Shelterlink financials, please look here, Financial Statements.
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”).