Inn of the Good Shepherd
The Inn's mission is to provide service with dignity to those in need of food, shelter and other essentials. We have a food bank, soup kitchen, 2 emergency shelters as well as other assistance programs such as rent/utility bank, income tax clinics, back to school kits, winter coat night, mobile market, summer snack packs, children's birthday club and much more.
The majority of Canadians now work in part-time jobs, minimum wage and no benefits. So many of the families and households we serve are working 2-3 part-time jobs, with uncertain hours striving to make ends meet. An everyday life crisis - someone gets sick and needs medicine, a week with shorter hours, glasses or dental work, a car breaking down and needing to be repaired to get to those part time jobs, school supplies or event winter wear. Any incident or need like these puts that household in the very difficult position of having to choose between health or work and food or rent or hydro!
The Inn's programs help provide that helping hand to get folks out of these difficult times.