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 mind when he thinks of The Compass. So true! Our mission, vision and goals are included. It’s so important we stay connected to our purpose. There are also graphs to help you understand the scope of what The Compass does and who we help. And finally the Treasurer’s Report and our financial statements. 

Together, we provide help for today and hope for tomorrow.


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 they shop in the Market Food Bank. Hospitality volunteers prepare the snack trays, serve coffee and tea as well as keeping the dishes, kitchen and coffee shop area clean.

The shifts are:
Mon 2:30-5:30 pm / 5:15-8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm / 2:15-5:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm / 2:15-5:30 pm

For more information please contact:
Elaine McCarthy
Volunteer Manager
Phone: 905-274-9309
Application @


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 champion ongoing poverty relief initiatives and programs. Richard is now the Chair the Peel Povery Action Group as a result of his action and interest in this topic. We expect more good things to flow from this group effort, and certainly acknowledge the increase in awareness among volunteers and clients at The Compass.

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