The Compass April Calendar

Here’s the Compass April calendar and a page with the program descriptions if you’d like to read more.

March 27, 2017  /  Comments Off on The Compass April Calendar

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

March 2017 Calendar

Here’s a copy of the March calendar. Remember the new Wednesday Market hours mean we are open from 12-5 (instead of 2-5).

February 28, 2017  /  Comments Off on March 2017 Calendar

Wednesday Hours Have Been Extended

You asked and we listened. Wednesday hours are being extended. We will now open 2 hours earlier each Wednesday and will be open from 12 – 5 pm (instead of 2 – 5 pm). This means less wait times and more flexibility for when you come.

Instead of one shift for volunteers we will split the shift into two to match the Friday shifts. This means more volunteers are needed – if you have been thinking about volunteering this would be a great time to download an application!

The new hours are effective February 22, 2017.

February 15, 2017  /  Comments Off on Wednesday Hours Have Been Extended