2020 Camp Update

Camp Update – May 19, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians, In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we must cancel Scott Mission Camp programs this summer. The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has informed us that overnight camps will not be permitted to operate this summer. While we are saddened by this cancellation, the health and … Read More

Through the Eyes of a Nurse on the Frontlines

Tracy began volunteering at The Scott Mission four years ago. She knew her specialty in healthcare as a nurse was needed among the homeless population and that through her caregiving, she could build relationships to share Christ’s mercy and love with people utilizing the Mission’s many services. So when the Mission’s leadership recently asked Tracy to join their staff to … Read More

“We have to help one another . . . this is my way of helping out.”

A true Good Samaritan, Louise, determined to do all she could to help her neighbours who are hungry, hurting, and homeless by supporting The Scott Mission. “I’m in the GTA and thought I should help people in my own area. I see so many people without a home, young and old,” she says. “So a couple of years ago, I … Read More

The Scott Mission response to the COVID-19 pandemic- a message from Peter Duraisami

Peter Duraisami

Friday March 13, 2020 The Scott Mission is deeply concerned about the wellbeing of our clients, volunteers, donors, community members, and staff. We appreciate your ongoing support during the COVID-19 pandemic as we take extra measures to ensure safety for our community. Our clients are amongst some of the most vulnerable in Toronto and we are committed to responsibly and … Read More

“I really thank the Mission’s donors . . . a lot!” —John

John thoroughly enjoyed being a businessman and was living a good, prosperous life until he became embroiled in a legal matter that consumed him for three long years. By the end, John was completely wiped out and just a shell of his former self. “I lost everything,” he says. He turned to The Scott Mission and found the help he … Read More

“Scott Mission Camp is a family!” —Christian

Christian first came to Scott Mission Camp when he was just seven years old. But even at such a young age, he knew he wanted to come back every year! “Everyone told me about the camp . . . how it’s so fun, how everyone is kind and loving, and how it’s all about Jesus. That had everything to do … Read More

“Thank you so much. We appreciate you!” —Alysia

Alysia could never have guessed what an incredible impact The Scott Mission would have in her life and that of her family. It all started when she began looking for daycare for her toddler. She found a spot available at the O’Connor Family Centre. “It’s a day care, but not JUST a daycare,” Alysia says. “I love that there’s a … Read More

“I really appreciate The Scott Mission and the donors!” —Maria

Maria’s first thought was, “No. I don’t want help. But like so many people in the greater Toronto area, her income was often stretched beyond her capacity to feed her family once the rent and utilities were paid. So she took the advice of her sister and walked through The Scott Mission’s doors . . The kindness of staff and … Read More

Homelessness can happen to anyone

For some, homelessness starts with a lost job, an unexpected illness, or the death of a loved one. For others, it’s a “perfect storm” where several misfortunes happen at once, leaving a person without the resources to bounce back. Thankfully, caring friends and donors make it possible for The Scott Mission to offer meals, safe refuge, and more to neighbours … Read More