Record #: ALL0174
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2022
Last Full Update: 07 Mar 2022


Description (Service) Masks mandatory. S.H.I.F.T. is committed to the health and safety of participants as well as staff and volunteers. Specific expectations regarding cleaning and the use of PPE are implemented under the direction of the local public health authority.

Provides safe, respectful and welcoming overnight accommodation, meals and outreach supports to those experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity in South Simcoe. Facilitates connection to other services and resources in the community. Four programs offered: Emergency Overnight Shelter, Community Dinner, Outreach and Daytime Drop-In Centre

Emergency Overnight Shelter:
  • Capacity of 8 beds per night
  • Operates on a first come first served basis for securing a bed for the night
  • No late entries
Community Dinner:
  • Dine-in or take-away available
  • Space limited to respect physical distancing
  • Meal is open to anyone in the community looking for a warm meal and some friendship
  • Connecting individuals, couples and families to urgently needed supplies, services, and supports as well as provide emergency assistance to those at-risk of or experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity (housed or otherwise)
Daytime Drop-In Centre: 

Daytime café open to anyone experiencing homelessness, as a safe, warm place to access:
  • basic needs
  • harm reduction supplies
  • food
  • shower
  • housing-related supports during the daytime 
  • computer workstations with ​internet are available
  • email: intake@shiftforgood.ca for further information
Program hours are subject to change and may vary depending on need.  Call or email to confirm program availability.

All programming is primarily based out of a building located at 41 Paris.  The space is a fragrance-reduced environment.

Accepts donations  

Visit www.shiftforgood.ca for current list and contact to discuss or arrange donations

Service Details

Hours Shelter Registration: Mon-Sun 7:30 pm-9:30 pm (doors close at 9:30 pm, no late entries)
Shelter: Mon-Sun 7:30 pm-8 am (Nov-Apr)
Community Meal: Mon-Sun 5 pm-7 pm (Nov-Apr)
Outreach: Mon-Sat 10 am-6 pm (Year round)
Daytime Drop-In Centre: Sun-Sat 9 am-4 pm (Nov-Apr)
Dates Shelter: Nov-Apr 
Community Dinner: Nov-Apr 
Outreach: Year round 
Daytime Drop-In Centre: Nov-Apr
Areas Served Adjala-Tosorontio ; Borden CFB ; Bradford West Gwillimbury ; Essa ; Innisfil ; New Tecumseth
Eligibility Age Requirements:16 year(s) and up
  • Overnight Shelter offered to individuals and couples experiencing homelessness, with no housing alternatives
  • Substance use/abuse, mental health issues, etc. are not an impediment to stay
  • Guests must be able to manage their behaviours and self in order to be admitted

  • Application Shelter: Register in person on location between 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
    Community Meal: Drop in
    Outreach: Call 705-890-8173
    Daytime Drop-In Centre: Drop in - call 705-435-7293
    Languages English
    Fees None

    Address and Location

    Site Location Corner of Wellington St and Paris St
    Located In Community New Tecumseth
    Address & Map
    41 Paris St
    New Tecumseth, ON
    Canada L9R 1J3
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    Intersection Paris St and Wellington St
    Physical Access Not Accessible

    Contact Information

    Office Phone 705-435-7293, messages received after 7 pm ; Outreach: 705-890-8173
    E-Mail info@shiftforgood.ca
    Website www.shiftforgood.ca
    Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/S.H.I.F.T.ForGood
    Instagram Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/s.h.i.f.t.forgood
    Primary Contact Lisa Nicol, Board Chair; Email: lisa.nicol@shiftforgood.ca
    Alternate Contact Jenifer Pergentile, Executive Director; Email: jenifer.pergentile@shiftforgood.ca
    Volunteer Coordinator Katie Begley, Volunteer Coordinator; Email: volunteer.coordinator@shiftforgood.ca
    Mailing Address PO Box 662 
    Alliston, ON 
    Canada L9R 1V8

    Agency Overview