Category Archives: Our Stories

Vanessa – Gifts in Kind

We love when our supporters get creative. This story is about our supporter Vanessa who, for her birthday, opted for supplies for KIC in lieu of birthday presents. Here is her story “We make a living by what we get, but [...]
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Abigail – Family Camp

My connection with Toronto City Mission started when I was 14.  My friends and I joined Junior Extreme.  We loved being together and always felt closer every time we would go to the program.  When we graduated to Youth Extreme. [...]
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Lyka – Youth Extreme

Elita Fung, Outreach Worker, had the change to catch up with Lyka.   Q. How are you involved with Toronto City Mission (TCM)? A. With TCM, I am currently volunteering at KIC (Kids In Community) and I also attend Youth [...]
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Cynthia – Role Model Moms

My name is Cynthia, I have four kidsand I’m a Role Model Moms graduate. When I was attending Role Model Moms study for my GED, it was very hard to balance being a student and a mom.  I had to [...]
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Michelle – Internship

The work of TCM really hits home for me because I grew up in one of the communities that TCM is reaching out to: St. James Town.  I am so thankful for the work they are doing in this community and [...]
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Filling Emptiness with Hope

Following the transformation of a  young woman’s heart Article By Madeleine Smith (Year Long Intern) Janie*, a young single mother with a 3-year-old daughter living in Jane-Finch, was at a turning point in her life.  She had just moved in [...]
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Employment Mentoring Leads to Faith

When we first met Shelly*, she was brought to the church by a friend from our congregation.  My friend introduced me to her to help with her employment skills. Shelly registered for our RP3 program and was matched with an [...]
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Hope out of tragedy

I will always be amazed at how God uses suffering to create a deep desire for him.  The tragedy in St. Jamestown when the 17 year old teen decided to take his own life was felt deeply across the whole [...]
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