Stories of Change

January 31, 2020
Two white men and a young white woman stand next to each other, laughing and wearing winter coats. They stand in front of the tree mural on the wall of the Men's Shelter on James St N. It's sunny outside.

Hopeful & Determined

You gave John a place where he felt at home and a support network that has allowed him to reach his goals, and find healing and […]
November 27, 2019
A young white woman sits in an armchair in front of a white fire place. She is smiling and holding her a baby on her lap. Her toddler sits next to them, smiling.

A Gift of Joy

Julia, a single mom, was worried about her family. It was Christmas, and she had nothing to give to her kids, or food to put on […]
November 27, 2019
A woman wit dark hair looks at the camera and holds her young daughter, who is smiling.

A Christmas to Remember

Liezel and her daughter left everything behind to escape the violence they were experiencing. Thanks to you, though they fled with nothing, they gained so much, […]
November 27, 2019
The Gift Room is a warehouse room filled with colourful toys stacked on shelves. The room is decorated with Christmas decorations.

A Tradition of Giving

Every year, hundreds of volunteers, and many volunteer groups help us run our Christmas programs. Below is the story of a family – the Stevens – […]
November 27, 2019
Close up of a Christmas dinner with stuffing and cranberry sauce being served by a person wearing a Mission Services green apron.

The Hope of the Season

Christmas can be a difficult time for some of our community members, especially for those staying at our shelters. Your generosity gives them opportunities to experience […]
October 15, 2019
A man with light hair smiles to the camera. He is standing in a hallway with posters describing addiction treatment programs.

The Right Fit

How you allowed Kurtis to find the best personalized supports for his recovery journey. Kurtis was depressed, struggling, and depending on alcohol to cope with life’s […]

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