As a Christian presence in the community of Flemingdon Park, we are committed to walking alongside our neighbours, offering hope and empowering members of our community to become healthy - in mind, body and spirit.
Many of our neighbours are new Canadians and we are mindful of the challenges they face as they adapt to life in their new homeland.
We organize, participate in: Women’s Groups, The Giving Store, a Community Kitchen, a local Community Garden, Community meals, Capacity Building Workshops (Public Health Food Handling, CPR and First Aid certification, Conflict Management, Health and Wellness). Our “Refresh” Program saw 26 houses in the community painted last summer in a two-week period. Our ambition is to paint over 40 houses in summer 2016, together with youth volunteers. We provide a tax clinic for over 500 residents and offer support from accountant volunteers throughout the year. Our programs reach out to isolated women and senior residents, drawing them into the larger community for health and wellness benefit programming.
One of our most successful programs, “Skills Training to Access Resources (STAR) project encourages participants to set goals for themselves and provides resources for them to build successful outcomes. Since the project’s inception in 2008, 83% of attendees have met a major goal.
Visitors to Flemingdon Park Ministry are always welcome to drop in during weekday hours. We offer hot meals and snacks, a computer lab, copier services, and an open library filled with books and magazines. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive space, where community members can come to hang out, establish connections, and make new friends.
Flemingdon Park Ministry continues to seek out new and meaningful ways to establish connections within our community, and to foster hope and empowerment among those in need.
Check out our upcoming Faces of Flemingdon Park Fundraising Dinner on our Newsletter page!