Serve in the Community

As a church, we want to be known for our extraordinary generosity and our unmistakable impact in our local community. Check out some of our local partners.

Serve in the Community

As a church, we want to be known for our extraordinary generosity and our unmistakable impact in our local community. Check out some of our local partners.

Serving Opportunities & Partnerships

Out of the Cold

York Region

the bridge partners with the York Region Out of the Cold (OOTC) program, run by Mosaic Interfaith. On Monday nights in the winter, as many as 50 guests may come for dinner, use the clothing bank, and receive medical care or counselling. All who come leave with a lunch for the next day and transportation tokens. For those guests who stay overnight, beds are provided for a safe, warm place to sleep and breakfast is provided in the morning.

We thank all of our volunteers for their time, energy, and love! See you next year!

For more opportunities to serve at different locations, visit the Mosaic Interfaith website.

The Crisis Pregnancy Centre

Markham-Stouffville

The Crisis Pregnancy Centre has served women in the Markham-Stouffville area for more than 20 years. They provide free care and support to women in unplanned pregnancies, post-abortion, and who are involved in single parenting.

The Markham Foodbank

Markham

The leanest time of the year for Canadian food banks is July – August. The Markham Food Bank has difficulty providing the minimum amount of grocery support during those months and can give very little variety. Our annual June food drive helps fill this gap!

Centre for Dreams

Markham

The Centre for Dreams is a place in the Markham community where adults with developmental disabilities can come to build relationships and enhance their lives through education in life skills, academics and vocational training.

The Language Cafe

The Language Cafe provides informal drop-in opportunities where you can enjoy a beverage and snack while practising English with fluent locals and other newcomers. We meet Fridays from 10am to 12pm. All levels of English speakers are welcome!

For more information, contact languagecafe@thebridgemarkham.com.

Check out this local news story about the Language Cafe!

Local Missionaries

Vanessa Mitchell

With Toronto Youth for Christ

BECC (Brothers Empowering Community Change) Vanessa is a local missionary working in the west-end community of Jane-Finch as a Program Coordinator to support mentoring and empowerment of young black Christian males.

Joanna Yee

With Toronto Youth for Christ

Rahab Ministry is a compassion ministry geared towards empowering women and children in the sex trade to be liberated and restored. Joanna works in an outreach capacity with women in Scarborough, North York and Etobicoke.

Ashley Chan

With Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship

Ashley is currently working in schools in Etobicoke and North York coordinating and running youth groups during lunch and after school.

Abigail Peoples

With Christian Youth in Action (Summer 2018)

This summer, Abigail will be in Brantford for 2 weeks of training, which will consist of learning how to teach memory verses, bible lessons, games, and songs, as well as learning proper etiquette for living in CIYA host homes. Last year, the focus in level one was to learn how to bring unbelievers to Christ; this year in level two, the focus is to learn how to help children grow in Christ. After training, Abigail will be going out for 5 weeks with a partner to lead vacation bible schools across Ontario.