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 set up at Chartwell Baptist Church at 1880 Lakeshore Rd W. Please feel free to stop by to chat, drop off a donation, or talk with us about volunteering. We would love to see you!

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

October Calendar of Activities

Here’s our October Calendar.


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 that we can distribute to our clients.

Whether your vegetable garden is large or small, consider adding an additional row, bed, pot or plant. If you have extra fruit or vegetables, earmark them for donation to the Compass. The more Compass Growers we have the more fresh produce we can distribute.


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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 launch today. Thank you @EcoSourceGreen for your support of the garden and the work you put into it making it the success it is.

If you have any extra garden produce this summer please think of The Compass! A bounty of produce is a great problem to have!

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 and Middlebrook Funeral Home website.


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