About The Scott Mission

The Scott Mission, empowered by God’s grace and provision, welcomes individuals and families to access spiritual, relational and practical resources in a journey towards hope and transformation.

Rooted in Christian mercy and love, we reach out to the communities of Toronto.

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People helped by The Scott Mission
A man eating food at The Scott Mission
Volunteers get soup ready for a meal
A family helped through the work of The Scott Mission
People helped through the work of The Scott Mission

The goal of the Mission is to serve Jesus Christ as Lord and Master in faith and through effective stewardship, putting the spirit of Christ into concrete, positive action through well-rounded, spiritual and social services to men, women and children where there is a defined need and as means are provided.

We are a Christian, non-denominational, faith-based street mission in downtown Toronto, serving the poor and needy of our city.

Our various ministries offer support and provisions for the homeless, low-income families, and children and youth.

The Scott Mission is a Christian ministry of mercy and love. We aim to meet the needs of people with love and compassion and seek to bring physical, spiritual and emotional wholeness to their lives.

The Mission is privately funded and employs over 100 dedicated staff at 502 Spadina, our Family Centre in East York, the Collingwood Retreat Centre and our Summer Camp in Caledon.

Building on the vision of our founders Morris and Annie Zeidman, who began the work in 1941, we have remained Christ-centred in all our programs and services. It was their belief that the hunger of the soul needed to be addressed as well as the hunger of the physical body.

We trust that as you learn more about our story and the work we do, that you too will be blessed by seeing what the Lord has enabled us to do in His Name.

Our Core Values:

  • We value Dependence on God, fully recognizing that this is God’s work.
  • We value Faithfulness, persevering with trust in God’s character and provision, intentionally keeping the commands given in Scripture.
  • We value Generosity, giving joyfully, personally and corporately, from both the material and spiritual bounty that God has provided.
  • We value Grace, the act of treating others kindly as conduits of the richness of God’s love in Christ.
  • We value Hospitality, the act of making anyone who walks through our doors feel warmly welcomed and esteemed.
  • We value Integrity, being honest in interpersonal, ministry and business practices, doing so to bring honour to God the Righteous one.
  • We value Love and Mercy, seeking to demonstrate God’s compassion and goodness by our attitudes and actions.
  • We value Respect, the act of bestowing honour and dignity on all equally.