Cambridge Shelter Corporation

at 26 Simcoe Street, Cambridge, N1R 8P2 Canada

CSC is an incorporated, charitable, non-profit, United Way partner agency. Get to know us at

Cambridge Shelter Corporation
26 Simcoe Street
Cambridge , ON N1R 8P2
Contact Phone
P: 519-624-9305


Our mission is to provide safe shelter, and to offer programs and services in support of the hopes and needs of people dealing with life issues. We're very pleased to be recognized as a member of Imagine Canada. At the time of this printing, we are presently the only emergency shelter in Canada to be accredited by under Imagine Canada's standards program, and one of only a handful of agencies to be credited unconditionally.

General Info

Cambridge Shelter Corporation (CSC) grew out of the Out of the Cold program in Cambridge which operated out of seven local churches during the winters of 1998 to 2005. Cambridge Shelter Corporation (CSC) grew out of the Out of the Cold program in Cambridge. Beginning in 1998, Out of the Cold operated out of seven local churches for 7 winters. The program was entirely volunteer-driven, and ran from November 1 to March 31. Out of the Cold provided an evening meal, overnight shelter (on mats with pillows and blankets) and breakfast. After the second winter, it became apparent to the Out of the Cold Coordinating Committee that although we were providing shelter during the coldest part of the year, that our guests literally were turned out April 1 to go back to a life of living under bridges, in parks and in abandoned buildings until the program opened again the next November. Also, clients who seemed to be making some improvement in their lives during the winter, oft en suffered significant setbacks when they lost the support of the volunteers. In partnership with Cambridge Kiwanis Village Non-Profit Housing, Cambridge Shelter Corporation began the planning and development of a facility that would include a year round emergency shelter, a drop-in centre, and 20 affordable, transitional, bachelor apartments. It was designed to offer a continuum of housing services, and to offer a wide variety of supporting programs to help clients address the issues facing them and move forward. The Bridges is the result. Cambridge Shelter Corporation operates a daily drop-in centre, Welcome Aboard, where most of our programs and services are delivered. As well, we have forty emergency shelter beds for men and women sixteen years of age and older, and three family shelter units for families who find themselves homeless.

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Published on 2015-05-25 14:03:02 GMT

We thank Joe & Heather Kelly for sponsoring our We Care! Golf Classic. The Kelly's are the longest standing Gold level sponsors of the golf tournament. We are so appreciative of their continued support! Heather also volunteers her time on the organizing committee and Joe entertains us the evening of, as the MC. We thank them for all their efforts and dedication!

Published on 2015-05-25 13:47:54 GMT

We would like to thank the Cambridge North & Preston-Hespeler Rotary Clubs for donating towards the purchase of a defibrillator. We are so appreciative.

Published on 2015-12-23 14:22:05 GMT

We would like to congratulate the winner of our Home for the Holidays raffle, Kaitlin Butler! Thank you for supporting our campaign.

Published on 2015-12-21 21:03:26 GMT

We thank Randy Rego and Mark Costa, members of Flash Johnson for their outstanding performance at the Walk to End Homelessness. These two fellas so generously donated their fee back to Cambridge Shelter. We are so appreciative!

Published on 2015-12-15 14:05:05 GMT

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported our annual Walk to End Homelessness this year. Together we raised $11,500!! Christine

Published on 2015-12-14 16:16:53 GMT

We would like to thank Jonathan Flietstra from Temple Baptist Church for sharing his inspiring story and gift. Jonathan recently had a baby and was given $5 as a gift. He decided that he would do good with this $5 and what he did next will amaze you! Jonathan posted an ad online about the fact that he had $5 to purchase something. He wanted something of value. Jonathan purchased an item that he traded for something else and he continuously traded up. His final trade was for a mountain bike. Jonathan sold the bike, took the money and purchased us 2 brand new highchairs for our Drop In. We are so appreciative!