Shift is proud to have been selected the new operators of Trailcross Treatment Centre on behalf of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA).

Trailcross is an eight-bed/24-hour residential treatment and therapeutic care facility for youth aged 12-18. Located in Fort Smith, NWT, the program blends modern clinical practices with comprehensive cultural and outdoor education.

“It is our privilege to be continuing our passion of supporting youth in the North,” said Andrew Middleton, CEO of Shift, “and we look forward to building strong partnerships with Fort Smith’s vibrant community.”

Shift has been working with the Government of Nunavut since 2014 operating residential youth care homes in the Territory. This has included both the Ilagiittugut Centre for Youth in Iqaluit (an eight-bed/24-hour treatment centre for female youth between the ages of 12 and 19) and the 4D North Centre for Youth in Cambridge Bay (a six-bed/24-hour therapeutic centre for boys aged 12-16) – the latter being the most northern residential care centre for youth in the world.

Formed in 2011, Shift is a human services and experiential learning company based in Nova Scotia. With a specialized focus on northern youth services, Shift also provides innovative support options for families in the Atlantic region and experiential leadership for youth across Canada.