Hector never expected that addiction would take over his life.

He shared, “I was showing up to school and work drunk. I managed to hide it for a long time. Eventually I lost control of my life and ended up on the streets for many years.” Then came the day when Hector realized he would lose the fight to winter weather and addiction if he didn’t make huge—and permanent—changes in … Read More

Fun and Faith in the Great Outdoors at Scott Mission Camp!

Did you know that when you support The Scott Mission, your support is enriching the lives of our community’s children, teens, and families? It’s true! Just ask Taejun . . . Eight years old and full of energy, Taejun has been attending Scott Mission Camp since he was just a preschooler, and almost all of his favourite memories are from … Read More

A Young Mother—No Longer Homeless and Afraid

When Maddie* came through the Mission doors, she was truly afraid. With no friends or family and a baby to care for, she didn’t know how they would survive. Her circumstances were further complicated because she feared for their safety. She shared, “I was so depressed, I cried every night the first week. My baby was sick and I thought, … Read More

“I thank God that there is a place to help . . .”

Veronica “Aunty V” first came to The Scott Mission with a friend, who was a single mother and relied on assistance from our food bank to help feed her children. The experience was unforgettable . . . Veronica says that the scene at The Scott Mission food bank was more like something you’d see at a family reunion. She watched … Read More

You Gave Help and Hope When John Needed It Most

Like most who come through the Mission doors, John was hungry and had nowhere else to turn for help. Struggling financially, he was grateful for a good hot meal, but he came back again and again for the compassion, camaraderie, and spiritual support that put hope in his heart. “I saw lots of people, including volunteers, who were so quick … Read More

One teen’s words of Thanks—for YOU

This year, Akilah and her friends will be giving thanks to caring friends and donors like you. They know that without your support, Scott Mission Camp wouldn’t exist! “I first came to The Scott Mission when I was in grade three or four,” Akilah says. “I’d heard about it through my friends who have been going since grade two. I … Read More

Vale—A story of Thanksgiving!

Vale was hungry, homeless, and without hope the day he came through the doors here at The Scott Mission. Worse still, he truly believed he deserved nothing more. Over a hot meal, we talked with Vale and learned a little about the shattered relationships that had driven him to the streets of Toronto with nothing but the clothes on his … Read More

Katalin didn’t want to ask for help. She did it for her children . . .

This desperate mother had no choice but to ask for help. With two little children, and a husband seeking work, she took a deep breath and walked through The Scott Mission’s doors. Nothing could have prepared her for the genuine love and kindness she found when she passed through the Mission doors. She says, “The first time I came to … Read More

“Camp really helps you stay along the good path . . .”

Image of a girl named Louisa

Luisa can spot first-time campers. She recognizes their homesickness and reluctance to join in, because that’s exactly how she was on her first day. She’d listened to her older brother rave about how great Scott Mission Camp was for years, and she had been eager to go, too, once she was old enough. But as she watched her parents drive … Read More

Give the gift of a lifetime to children in need—the gift of summer camp!

Little girl playing with sand.

Your support is needed now to raise the funds to cover Scott Mission Camp and give more than 600 of Toronto’s underprivileged children the chance of a lifetime to attend summer camp where they will explore the great outdoors, meet new friends, and learn about God. Please prayerfully consider a generous gift today to help raise the $525,506 needed to … Read More