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Halloween in the Village 2017

We hope you can join us for this fun day in Clarkson Village. On Saturday October 28th, from 10 am – 2 pm, there is going to be a huge Halloween event in Clarkson. Trick or treating, bouncy castles, pony rides, music and more. They are also collecting donations for The Compass. We will be […]

October 10, 2017  /  Comments Off on Halloween in the Village 2017

October Calendar of Activities

Here’s our October Calendar. Highlights: October 4th – Thanksgiving Dinner at First United Church. Doors open at 5:30. October 9th – We are closed for Thanksgiving weekend. October 11th – Women’s Group starts again! October 12th – The Cooking class starts – join us for a cooking lesson and meal

October 2, 2017  /  Comments Off on October Calendar of Activities

The Compass Growers – Share your Harvest

Attention all gardeners! Would you like to support the Compass this season by growing an extra row of vegetables or donating extra produce? The Compass grows food in several plots in the Hillside Community Garden that supplement our food bank operation. We are looking to you to help increase the amount of nutritious, fresh produce […]

May 15, 2017  /  Comments Off on The Compass Growers – Share your Harvest

Growing Fresh Produce for The Compass

For the second year The Compass has a plot at Hillside Community Garden. Last year many of our volunteers and clients had the joy of tending the garden and watching it grow. The produce, including fresh herbs, tomatoes, and green beans, was a delightful addition to our market food bank.  Here are some photos from the […]

May 13, 2017  /  Comments Off on Growing Fresh Produce for The Compass

In Memory of Don McDiarmid

Don McDiarmid, a Compass board member and supporter, died on May 10, 2017. Don worked tirelessly developing opportunities for the Compass and encouraged us not to become complacent. We are saddened by his death. It is our prayer that God will comfort Don’s wife, Gail, and family. Funeral arrangement information is posted on the Skinner […]

May 11, 2017  /  Comments Off on In Memory of Don McDiarmid

The Compass 2016 AGM

The Compass AGM was held last week at West Edge Community Church. We thank them for so graciously opening their doors to us for the evening.  Here is the 2016 Annual Report. There’s a Chair Report by Pat Cullen with an overview of the last year and how “Community” is the first word that comes to […]

May 1, 2017  /  Comments Off on The Compass 2016 AGM

Compass Spring/Summer 2017 Newsletter

Here’s our Spring Summer 2017 newsletter for you to enjoy! Highlights include a story on the success of the new Women’s Group, information on a beloved board member “almost” leaving, meet a leader featuring Lionel Albert, a feature on our new board chair David McKeown, and information on our new food labelling initiative. 

April 28, 2017  /  Comments Off on Compass Spring/Summer 2017 Newsletter

U of T Alumni Video on Lis and The Compass

Check out this amazing video that the alumni association from University of Toronto made about Lis McGregor and the Compass. Did you know she volunteered here for over 10,000 hours across 14 years of volunteer work?  

April 25, 2017  /  Comments Off on U of T Alumni Video on Lis and The Compass

Immediate Need for Volunteers at The Compass

Do you enjoy working in a friendly, interactive atmosphere that offers help and hope to our community? The Compass is in immediate need of volunteers for all our shifts. You can sign up as you go or volunteer on a regular schedule; whatever works best for you. Volunteer Shoppers work one-on-one with our clients as […]

March 8, 2017  /  Comments Off on Immediate Need for Volunteers at The Compass

The Compass Men’s Group Petition got a Response from Parliment

You probably remember the Men’s Group trip to Ottawa where MP Sven Spengemann presented their petition to Parliament on 18th Nov 2016. They received a response that we wanted to share.  Here’s the Petition And here’s the response Congratulations to the Men’s group and the lead of this activity Richard Antonio for their dedicated effort to […]

March 7, 2017  /  Comments Off on The Compass Men’s Group Petition got a Response from Parliment