The Vision

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Local Impact

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SERVING OPPORTUNITIES & PARTNERSHIPS

Coldest Night of the Year

Fundraising 

Every year, together with thousands of Canadians across the country, we walk and fundraise to serve hungry, homeless, and hurting people and families in our community.

MOSAIC INTERFAITH OUT OF THE COLD PROGRAM

York Region

On Monday nights each winter, we open our doors to those in our community experiencing homelessness or in need of food and clothing. 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.

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.

LOCAL MISSIONARIES

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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.

CALEB YEUNG

WITH ATHLETES IN ACTION

Athletes in Action is a ministry of Power to Change that seeks to help people know Jesus and experience His power to change the world through sports. Caleb oversees the training and resourcing of local churches in sports ministry, as well as oversees the training of athletes and coaches throughout the year in Ontario.

ASHLEY CONSTABLE

WITH SIM CANADA

Ashley is an Office Administrator for SIM’s Lifeworthy project which brings hope and help to those impacted by human trafficking in the GTA. Working closely with Director, John Cassells, Ashley assists Lifeworthy’s ministries which provides mentoring to young women, support for parents whose daughters are still being exploited and training and consulting for churches and organizations.

ASHLEY SPENCE

WITH URBANPROMISE

In working toward the restoration of my community, I will be serving alongside my co-workers with UrbanPromise as a Ministry Supervisor. I will be involved in providing the youth of my community with a safe place to come after school, reinforcing the importance of education, modelling Godly behaviour and sharing Biblical truths. I will be dedicated to building and maintaining relationships not only with the kids, but with their whole families as well. I hope to share with them the things I have learned from being a child in the program, to being a StreetLeader, to now onboarding full time, all while also learning from the youth and community I serve.

Global Impact

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GLOBAL SERVING OPPORTUNITIES

bridge to dominican

Fundraising

The Bridge has been sending teams of youth and young adults to serve in an impoverished community in the town of Barahona, Dominican Republic since 2013. There, we act in obedience as God’s hands and feet; displaying His love through sharing His Word, participating in construction projects, and providing tangible/financial donations. We have seen the hand of God move consistently in this community and in our own team members! If you would like to hear more about the work we’ve done and/or upcoming trips, please contact us at [email protected]

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Mission to Haiti Canada

the bridge has partnered with Mission to Haiti Canada for 9 years, through individual sponsorships of children to attend school, volunteers to join the annual Mission teams, donations towards medical supplies and funding in emergency situations.

Contact Susan Schmidt at [email protected] or call 905-642-3757 if you are interested in learning about how you can join the next trip. For more information about our partner organization, Mission to Haiti Canada visit their website at http://www.mthcanada.org/

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

the bridge has partnered with Compassion Canada to help release children from poverty.

To learn more about child sponsorship visit Compassion Canada’s website.

LEADS Sri Lanka Sexual abuse is a traumatic experience that mars and scars the lives of innocent children. Annually, a tragic number of little lives are made desolate at the hands of broken people and a negligent society. LEADS supports survivors of child abuse to heal and rebuild their worth and purpose. The bridge provides monthly financial resources to help a survivor of child abuse in Jaffna receive residential or non-residential therapeutic care and legal support at a child-safe space conducive to their recovery.

LOCAL MISSIONARIES

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SAYERS FAMILY

SOUTH AFRICA

The Sayers have been working in South Africa with the Emmanuel International Mission for the past eleven years. Don is a pastor with the Living Hope Bible Church and advisor for the African Hope Trust offering Safe Homes for children who are orphans due to the AIDS epidemic.

STEINFIELD FAMILY

SPAIN

Mark is partnering with Salem leadership to establish a Bible school in Madrid and Kim is engaged with family ministries in the church. In addition to their ministry in Spain, Mark and Kim both serve on the Eurasia Region’s lead team. Mark oversees education initiatives in the region, and Kim provides member care the region’s global workers. They have three energetic children: Alyssa, Madeleine, and Caleb.

KENISHA PARADYS

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Kenisha is serving in Domincan Republic with Christian Hope Community Association. CHCA has been and continues to advocate for the children of this community to receive an education and take advantage of opportunities that weren’t afforded to their parents. To-date, there are now 56 students enrolled. Through the prayers, and financial support of sponsors and donors, and the dedication of CHCA’s passionate staff, this community has come to see the tangible difference in the lives of the children who were previously enrolled in ECC school; kids who could not read or write have gone on to pursue Secondary schooling, something that is a rarity in Barahona.

ASHA CHAN

SOUTH ASIA

Asha will be partnering with IJM at a field office in South Asia as their Program Quality and Measurement Fellow. IJM’s mission is to end slavery in our lifetime through: rescuing and restoring victims, bringing criminals to justice and strengthening justice systems. The office she will be in focuses on fighting against the human sex trafficking of minors and young women.

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