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FAQ About The Home
Questions About The Home

How many children are able to stay at HGS at one time?

  • HGS can serve up to 80 children at any given time.

Where do children stay at HGS?

  • HGS has 9 cottages where children live with a house parent.  The boy's site has five cottages, and the girl's site has four.  Children are placed into cottages based on their age.

How do children end up at HGS?

  • Children arrive at Home of the Good Shepherd because they were living in an unsafe environment.

How long do children stay at HGS?

  • Children stay at Home of the Good Shepherd until their home living situation has been deemed safe, or until another safe living environment is available (i.e. Aunt, Uncle, Grandparent)

  • Some children stay at HGS for weeks, months, or possibly years.

FAQ About Beliefs And Practices
Questions About Beliefs And Practices

Does HGS have spiritual values?

  • Home of the Good Shepherd believes...

  • ...That Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and is the only way to receive the forgiveness of sin leading to eternal life.


  • ...That the Holy Spirit equips and empowers Christ followers to live for God beyond their own strength and ability.

  • ...That the Bible is the infallible living Word of God which guides Christ followers to a meaningful journey through life on earth as they walk in relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care in a Christian environment, defend the cause of the weak and homeless, maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed and rescue the needy children – recognizing that this is a genuine expression of Christ’s mission and ministry.

Does HGS have a mission statement?

FAQ About Child Sponsorship
Questions About Child Sponsorship

How much does it cost to sponsor a child at HGS?

  • Children at HGS can be sponsored monthly in increments of $30.  ($30/month to sponsor one child, $60/month to sponsor two children, etc.)

Can I select a sponsor child from a list or photograph?

  • For the safety of the children, HGS does not have individual pictures of children awaiting sponsorship.


  • Individuals interested in sponsoring a child may request a child of specific age / gender, and HGS staff will try to accommodate these requests if possible.

Can I send a toy or gift to the child I support monthly?

  • HGS is not able to accept toys or other gifts for individual children in keeping with fairness for others who may not receive extra gifts from their sponsor.

  • Letters or cards sent to sponsor children are encouraged.

Questions About Donations

Is my donation tax receiptable?

  • Yes - A tax deductible receipt is issued for donations of $20 or more.

I donated online through CanadaHelps.  How do I receive my tax receipt?

  • If you donated online, you can view your tax receipt by logging into your account at

  • For detailed instructions on obtaining your tax receipt for online giving, or for other questions about online donations click HERE.

If I donate online, does my entire donation go towards Home of the Good Shepherd?

  • CanadaHelps charges a fee for every donation made online.

  • 4% of the donation is charged for one time donations.

  • 3.5% of the donation is charged for monthly donations.

  • Donors are receipted for the entire amount they choose to give.

  • For more details on online donation fees click HERE.

I donated by giving directly (through cash, cheque, or automatic bank withdrawal), does my entire donation go towards Home of the Good Shepherd?

  • Yes - Donations given directly are able to be used in their entirety towards caring for the children of Home of the Good Shepherd.

FAQ About Donations
Questions About Affiliations

Does HGS have charitable status?

  • Yes - Home of the Good Shepherd is a registered charity with the Canadian Revenue Agency.

  • Registered charity #886959204 RR0001

What organizations is HGS affiliated with?

  • Home of the Good Shepherd is affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (

  • Home of the Good Shepherd is an affiliate member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (

FAQ Questons About Affiliations
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