Learn More about The Compass

You can read the latest quarterly newsletter here.

In this issue you will find:
* Federal Election 2019: Hope and Decision
* Opioid Overdoses and Naloxone
* Community Impact: Summer Camps
* Perspectives from the Board (Etobicoke Farmers Market)

Back issues are always online.

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Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteering at The Compass is very rewarding.

You can apply online at www.TheCompass.ca/Volunteer

Our next training sessions commence mid January. We would be so pleased to have you join us as a volunteer.

Shifts are very flexible. You sign up as you go, so it fits with most people's schedules. Weekday and weekend shifts are available.

Most needed:
Volunteers who enjoy cooking for a crowd, have a vehicle and a flexible schedule to pick up donations or would like to help clients while they are in our food bank market.

Most Needed Items


Most Needed Items for this are Diapers
Most Needed Items for this are Diapers

Our most needed item this week is diapers!! Specifically sizes 3, 4, 5, 6 if you can spare it.

Thank you for your help!

Interested in Running a Food Drive?

The Compass is helping more and more people each month therefore our need for food is also growing! If you’d be interested in having a food drive, big or small, simply fill in this form and we'd be so happy to help you make it a success.

Our most needed items are posted on the bottom of the home page each week and we also post our top needed list. Individual donations are always welcome.

In Memory Of....

One of The Compass's most enthusiastic volunteers, Ted Netten, passed away on Tuesday,
December 4. The Compass is blessed with many fantastic volunteers but Ted stands out among them. He talked about The Compass to everyone he met and his contagious enthusiasm brought us many new volunteers and support. He took it on himself to thank Compass donors in person or by telephone, he spent countless hours looking after our financial affairs and was always available with wise advice. The Compass certainly would not be the place it is without him. His death is a big loss for all of us.

An obituary and information about a Celebration of Life for Ted is available here.

Donate from our Wishlist

Do you LOVE the idea of donating items to our food bank market, but simply don't have the time?

Why not order items from our Amazon Wishlist and have them shipped directly to us? Always up to date with the items people are looking for when they visit The Compass. This time of year this list even includes TOYS for our Christmas Shoppe.

Thank you for your support!


What Clients & Volunteers Say

Thank you to all the volunteers and staff. You do a wonderful job in helping anyone in our community who truly struggles.

This is an absolutely incredible team!! The service they provide is so necessary, and definitely helps the community run smoother.

My 5 years as a volunteer with the Compass have been some of my happiest. I feel very privileged that in my role here, I have been allowed to get to know so many wonderful people. There are huge rewards too. The sense of fulfillment is amazing and the warmth and gratitude of the clients is priceless.

The kindest group of people you could ever meet volunteer at The Compass.

Most helpful community and outreach centre I had ever experienced.

Staff are amazing! They make you feel like a normal person and not someone who is struggling to get by. The staff make this place!

Contact Us


310 Lakeshore Road West
Mississauga ON L5H 1G8

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