We are a non profit organization assisting our neighbours in need

Food Bank


We have an Emergency food-bank every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3 pm. 

Help line


7-day a week "last resort" help-line for financial emergencies particularly for folks on low income. 

(Note: always call 211 for a complete list of agencies that can provide assistance) 

Good Food Box


Boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables provided once a month. Voucher are provided  at the food bank but some are delivered to those who are unable to pick up

Education assistance


We work with Georgian College to identify a small number of students that need a hand-up for the purchase of books or other expenses (not tuition)

Back to school backpacks


We work with 'The Beach 97.7' to collect backpacks and school supplies as students are heading back to school in August

School Outreach


We work with teachers in the local schools to identify families who need help with some school and extra-curricular expenses

Senior Thanksgiving program


Providing some winter clothing and small treats for seniors in one of the local residences in Collingwood

Christmas: pyjamas for kids


Working with parishioners of St Mary's and the local schools we collect pyjamas and some winter clothing. We distribute them in December

"Vinnies" Christmas Cheer


Cash gifts to a limited number of local families who are in particularly difficult circumstances before Christmas. A special program funded by a few generous local donors

North of 60


We help fund a container of food and clothing going up each year to an isolated northern community (Rankin Inlet)

Summer camp


Each summer we support sending girls (5-13) to Camp Marygrove and boys (7-12)to Camp Ozanam. There is no charge for families in financial need. Registration is in April and May

If these are programs that you consider worthwhile, please consider making a one-time or a sustaining regular donation. Thank you!

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions for our neighbours in need.

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