Winter Survival Collection is COMPLETE

Our winter clothing drive is finished

The community has been so generous. Thank you!

We have enough winter coats, mitts, hats, socks etc to last through the winter.  We are unable to accept any more. We are at capacity and have no room to store more. There are many other groups still collecting items. Two are Evangel Hall Toronto and The Elizabeth Fry Society.

Any donations you may have been holding for us, can be donated elsewhere with our blessing.

Thank you!


Food Bank Donation Drop Off

Drop Off Hours (Until December 13th)

  • Monday 12:30-8 pm
  • Tuesday 12:30-8 pm
  • Wednesday 12:30-5 pm
  • Friday 12:30-5 pm

Holiday Drop Off Hours

Starting December 16th we have extended hours for food drive drop offs. Please schedule your delivery during these hours so we can ensure we have people on site to help unload.

  • Weekdays December 16-23 12:30-6:30 pm
  • Saturday December 21, 1-3 pm
  • Sunday December 22, 1-3 pm

During these times you may drop off donations at 310 Lakeshore Road West. We are just west of Mississauga Road and Lakeshore. You are welcome to drive into the back parking lot to unload. Just ring the doorbell at the back door, and we will have volunteers to help you unload.

Here's a list of our most needed items.

Most Needed Items

Most Needed Items for this week is Sardines
Our most needed item is SARDINES this week! If you can spare it, please consider donating some to The Compass. Thank you!  

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.

Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteering at The Compass is very rewarding.

You can apply online at

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.

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!


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.

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.

You can also subscribe to keep in touch.


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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