About The Scott Mission

Our Vision Prayer: Poverty in full retreat, flourishing for all,
in Toronto and beyond.

Marks of The Mission:

We’re a community that continually seeks to be:
  • centred in and dependent on Jesus Christ
  • gracious, generous and collaborative in our relationships
  • servant-hearted, innovative and professional in our work
  • rooted in God’s rescuing work in history
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Children at The Scott Mission Camp
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 spiritual, physical, 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.