About us

Our Story

SHORE Centre was founded in 1972 and originally named Planned Parenthood Kitchener-Waterloo, followed by Planned Parenthood Waterloo Region. The Centre grew out of the Birth Control Centre at the University of Waterloo in order to provide all residents of our community with sexual health information and support.

We are affiliated to the International Planned Parenthood Federation through our membership with Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights.

Our Vision

A community that honours sexuality, diversity and choice.

Our Mission

To promote choice through accurate sexual health education and confidential pregnancy options support.

Our Values

  • Pro-choice
  • Sex positive
  • Inclusive
  • Accessible

For more information about SHORE Centre’s work, please review our Annual Report, Strategic Plan and Audited Financial Statements.

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Retreat 1976







We are proud to be a Living Wage Employer.

Our office is barrier-free and interpretation is available upon request. Our programs, services and policies are inclusive of all genders, orientations, abilities, ages and cultures.

Our Team

Lyndsey Butcher, MSW
Executive Director

Alicia Langill
Office Manager

Maggie Hamel-Smith Grassby
Sexual Health Youth Educator

Kayla Orr
Client Support Coordinator

Stacey Jacobs, MSc
Sexual Health Education Manager

TK Pritchard
Sexual Health Youth Educator

Our Community Partners