5 October 2022

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Happy Thanksgiving!

A Place Called Home in Lindsay

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“Abundance and grace call us to be generous and trusting”
The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you ...

... to our donors and parishes who show their faith in God and love of others through their support of FaithWorks.

... to our ministry partners who are the hands of God, doing His work.

"I always thank my God for you

because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus."

(1 Corinthians 1:4)


“We received a lot of warm blankets for the men for which they were very thankful.

I am so glad for this partnership with FaithWorks that is blessing our men.”

Rev. Augusto Nunez,

Migrant Workers Ministry


The following article from

our ministry partner,

A Place Called Home in Lindsay,

is an example of the work that your donation to FaithWorks supports.

By David Tilley,

Chief Operations Officer

First, a bit of positivity.


In June, A Place Called Home opened the doors on our new 19 bed emergency shelter for men, women and families with children. Following an interesting year of construction which saw delays due to everything from COVID to the border convoy disruptions, we started welcoming clients back to a permanent building from the motel where we have been operating for over 2 years. The new shelter offers individual rooms, expanded laundry facilities, increased accessibility and more options for future expansion. Our old shelter buildings are being renovated to create an additional 11 rooms for rent. This is something sorely needed in our area. 

Now, some of the unfortunate realities of the current state of our area.


The current housing situation in our area (and many others) combined with an ever-present opioid crisis, inflation and the rising interest rates (of which the costs will be passed on to our clients as landlords try to maintain profitability) means that we are quickly hitting a point of total unaffordability for those on a fixed income, social assistance or disability. In the Kawartha Lakes the housing wait list has now exceeded 10 years. A room in a rooming house is averaging upwards of $600 per month. Ontario Works pays $760 per month for an individual. 

For those families or for individuals who require special accommodation, it gets worse. With the rise in the value of housing, more landlords are selling their properties and displacing renters. We have seen a significant rise in the lengths of time people are remaining in our shelter. This is not due to financial resources but due to a lack of available places to rent. Families of 5 or 6 could be in shelter for many months before an adequate space is found and if special accommodation are required, such as a wheelchair ramp or even something as simple as no stairs, the wait can be even longer.


We are grateful for all the assistance we receive through FaithWorks.



Matching Challenge Grant for 2022

- don't miss out on this opportunity to help -

We are only at 30%

and have a ways to go!

A generous donor has offered a $100,000 matching challenge grant for all new and increased donations. This means for every dollar raised over last year’s amount, by an individual or parish, FaithWorks receives an extra dollar. We encourage you to make a special effort this year.

Doing a little more can make twice the difference.

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Support the S P I R I T G A R D E N
The Diocese of Toronto is responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Call to Action #82. It calls for the installation of Residential School Monuments in each provincial capital. The Spirit Garden at Toronto City Hall will be a place for teaching, learning, sharing and healing. You can donate by clicking here:

PWRDF is supporting international and local partners providing emergency relief to Ukrainians.

You can donate by clicking here

PWRDF @ FaithWorks

and designating your gift to PWRDF


FaithWorks Sermon or Presentation

To assist and inspire, you can arrange for a sermon, presentation or visit by representatives of our ministry partners, the Director of Stewardship Development, Peter Misiaszek, or me, by contacting the FaithWorks Speakers Bureau at
If you wish to highlight your Parish's events in support of FaithWorks, please forward the details to faithworks@toronto.anglican.ca
FaithWorks Videos

The FaithWorks website, faithworks.ca has been updated with new videos to promote FaithWorks. There are short, medium and long videos to include in your parish's online presence or in-person gatherings.

To download any of these videos to use online, contact faithworks@toronto.anglican.ca

Peter Mentis (he/him)
FaithWorks Campaign Manager

135 Adelaide St. E.
Toronto, ON M5C 1L8
416-363-6021 ext. 242
1-800-668-8932 ext.242
We build healthy, missional Anglican communities that engage faithfully with the world and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. I acknowledge that my office resides on the territory of sovereign Indigenous Nations, the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat. I acknowledge especially the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Toronto Treaties.

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