01.15.2019

SHIFT CONTINUES EXPORT SERVICE GROWTH TO NORTH
Creating jobs across Nova Scotia & Canada
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Head of St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia (January 15, 2019) – Shift, a Nova Scotia-based company that delivers programming to support youth, including those experiencing social, emotional, and behavioral issues, is expanding after being selected by the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority to lead 24/7 residential youth care facilities in Fort Smith, NWT.

“Our focus is on helping kids discover their greatness,” said Founder & CEO Andrew Middleton, “and we’re excited to be bringing our energy and passion to supporting youth in NWT.”

Shift has been contracted by the Government of Nunavut since 2014. Middleton says they are expanding the service delivery business by about 30 team members in order to execute on the latest contracts. “We are growing substantially – from head office-based staff in Nova Scotia and a regional team in NWT, to fly-in Child & Youth Care Practioners and Clinical Therapists from across the country.”

“Our fly-in positions are ideal employment options for qualified professionals living in rural parts of Nova Scotia and Canada,” explains HR Manager, Victoria Craven.

Opening in the upcoming weeks, Shift will offer holistic and trauma-informed care designed to reconnect youth with their families and communities, at locations including the Trailcross Treatment Centre and the Polar Crescent Group Home.

Founded in Nova Scotia in 2011 under the name Atlantic Youth, Shift is a privately-held company that focuses on providing innovative solutions to complex issues facing youth. These solutions are delivered in a variety of formats including fun, activity-based programing in the classroom and beyond, one-on-one mentorship and respite services, as well as 24/7 residential group care. With kids in mind, Shift also supports parents, families and educational leaders through training & development. Learn more about the organization and career opportunities at experienceshift.ca

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For more information, please contact:
Nadia Middleton, Director of Strategic Initiatives
(902) 223-8226
nadia@experienceshift.ca