About Us

Ryandale is a registered not-for-profit and charitable organization in Kingston that has been supporting the local homeless population for more than 25 years.


As you browse our website Please consider making a donation You may always send a cheque to us, payable to Ryandale Shelter for the Homeless (our registered charity name) to 669 Victoria St., Kingston, ON, K7K 4S6 or perhaps the easiest way is to  connect directly to our account at Canada Helps, our fundraising partner. In either case you will receive our gratitude and, of course, a tax receipt. Also, if you haven’t already done so please sign up for our newsletter or just drop us a note here.

Our Board

Robert Crawford – Chair- Retired – Professor Emeritus, School of Computing, Queen’s University

Scott Woodall – Vice Chair – Retired – Professor, St. Lawrence College

Shelley Thompkins – Treasurer – Portfolio Assistant – BMO Private Banking, BMO Financial Group

Gary Hogarth – Retired – Deputy Regional Director, Ontario Correctional Services

Kristen MacKinnon – Secretary – Queen’s University Family Health Team

David Jackson – Research Lead – Centre for Social Enterprise & Innovation, SPC