WHAT WE DO
Our three Anglican Day Programs have recently united under the brand, Anglican Day Programs. They provide safe spaces, food, hygiene, counselling and computer and phone access to the homeless and the precariously housed in co-operation with the City’s service hubs.
The programs are the drop-in Centre 454; The Well, offering a safe space for services to women; and St Luke’s Table with an emphasis on nutritious food, hygiene and guidance.
In Cornwall, Centre 105 serves Cornwall and district’s most vulnerable by providing 300 nourishing breakfasts each week, a safe gathering space, laundry service and health support.
Cornerstone Housing for Women helps more than 600 women each year transition from crisis to hope, healing, and housing. What began in 1983 as three cots in a church basement has become the largest women and gender-diverse only housing and shelter provider in the city with four (soon to be five) supportive housing residences, one emergency shelter, plus an outreach program. Its vision is for everyone to have a home in a community that supports them to live with dignity and hope.
The Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre has been offering professional counselling and psychotherapy in response to mental health issues for 50 years.
Our Refugee Ministry, a Sponsorship Agreement Holder with the federal government, has more than 90 partnering community groups. In 2019, the Ministry landed 242 refugees from 16 countries.
How you can help
Your donation will make a difference in someone’s life.
Your donation to the Community Ministries will be spread among the five agencies in Ottawa and Cornwall. OR, you may direct your donation to a specific agency.
To make a donation that will benefit the people served by all five agencies please go to the Community Ministries website, www.ottawa.anglican.ca/community-ministries. Here you will find an overview of the work of each ministry. To donate please click on the DONATE icon at the top of the page.
Cornerstone Housing for Women
Every day Cornerstone supports more than 200 women and gender-diverse people to live with dignity and hope. You can learn more about how Cornerstone provides a continuum of supportive housing and emergency shelter services to vulnerable women in Ottawa by visiting its website: www.conerstonewomen.ca.
Anglican Day Programs
The Anglican Day Programs provide a full range of support services to the city’s most vulnerable.
The Well location, a safe space that provides basic needs for women and women with children, has more than 50 visits a day. Meals, showers, laundry and social services are provided.
Centre 454 offers shower and laundry facilities, computer and phone access, a community fridge and social supports. This location supports more than 100 people a day.
The St Luke’s Table location worked with partner agencies during the pandemic to provide hundreds of meals daily. This service continues, along with facilities for rest and access to laundry, showers and social connection for more than 100 people a day.
Learn more about Anglican Day Programs at its website, https://www.communityministries.ca/ and make your donation.
Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre (OPC) offers counselling and psychotherapy services for individuals, couples and families (including children and teens). Learn more about the OPC at https://www.communityministries.ca/
- Other programs include:
- The Refugee Ministry
- Centre 105
Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
71 Bronson Ave.
Year founded: 1896
Total revenue for last fiscal year: $10,167,788
Community Ministries Committee Chair
Rev Canon Dr P.J. Hobbs
Rev Canon Catherine Ascah
Rev Peter Cazaly
Ven Brian Kauk
GEOGRAPHIC REGION OF FOCUS
Ottawa and Region
TOP FUNDING SOURCES
- Government funding: 77%
- Individual donations: 3%
- Groups and community grants: 2%
- Anglican Diocese of Ottawa: 5%
- Other: 13%
- Emergency Shelter, Supportive Housing
- Mental Health
- Food insecurity