Front Line Outreach

Site: Oakville

Record #: OAK9126
Last Full Update: 21 Aug 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone Leave message 905-582-7537; 
Mobile 905-467-7483
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Ron Shantz, Co-founder; Phone: 905-467-7483; Email:
Alternate Contact Joyce Shantz, Co-Founder; Phone: 905-466-3808; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Luscombe, Program Director; Phone: 289-795-2155; Email:
Contact Form

Agency Information

Description (Agency)

A registered charity whose aim is to address the symptoms of poverty and to invest in children and youth to enable them to break free from poverty

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2012
Funding Donations

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Helps local churches and organizations connect with local subsidized housing communities for the purposes of poverty relief and community investment 

Food Bank

  • weekly food distribution
  • food supplied by Food for Life
  • fresh food and canned goods are distributed 

More than a Meal

  • prepared dinners delivered to homeless, elderly shut ins and in special circumstances 

Community barbecues and dinners 

  • coordinates on site summer barbecues and community dinners at subsidized housing sites 
  • gives the participants opportunities to get to know each other, moving them from loneliness to engagement 

Camp Dakota

  • an outreach program that serves children and youth who live in subsidized, low income housing communities
  • a summer day camp program run in Halton Region and 5 sites in Toronto
  • activities include basketball, field hockey, wide games - capture the flag & prisoners base, track and field, soccer, frisbee, hip hop dance, crafts and story time
  • all programs are provided at no cost to the camper or the family
  • see website for more information 

Healing Wheelz

  • the bike doctor (Phil Carver) makes house calls and does on site bike clinics to do bike repairs so no kid is without a bike
  • if it can’t be repaired on site, he’ll take it to the shop
  • for those who want to learn how, he will provide training to become a bike doctor 

Father’s House Cafe

  • held every Mon evening from 5 pm-9 pm from Sept to June
  • a coffee house format, where the atmosphere is warm and inviting, refreshments are served, personal stories and experiences are shared, encouragement is given, prayer is available and the unconditional love of God dispensed

Life Happens

  • program helps neighbours living in poverty, connect to community resources through advocacy and referral 

Winter outerwear distribution

Christmas toy distribution

Annual fundraiser in May


Office hours not specified

Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility No restrictions

No application required

Languages English
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
111 Prince Charles Dr, Suite 105
Oakville, ON L6K 3X3
Intersection Kerr St and Speers Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Child / Family Services ; Disabilities ; Food ; Health Care ; Older Adults ; Sports / Recreation
HCSD Sub Heading Camps ; Food Banks ; Free / Low-Cost Meals ; Home Delivered ; Home Support ; Home Support Programs ; Programs for Home Support ; Recreation for Children / Families ; Youth Recreation Resources
Service Categories Bicycles ; Christmas Programs ; Community Meals ; Day Camps ~ Youth ; Food Banks ; Holiday Gifts/Toys ; Home Delivered Meals ; Hunger/Poverty Action Groups ; Repair Services ; Winter Clothing