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Spring and Summer Shortages

By Amanda Rylott From November to April, thanks to the holiday spirit and the generosity of donors, Compass receives an influx of donations. This is a common occurrence with many local food banks, as the community finds ways to give back during the cold weather. These donations are greatly appreciated, as they help with ensuring […]

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The Importance of Community Connections

By Amanda Rylott For the past few years, The Compass’ hard-working volunteers have been using old laptop computers at The Compass. These computers were second-hand when The Compass acquired them and had reached the end of their life, becoming a disruption. Optimistically our e-Media team wrote a post on Facebook asking for leads on companies […]

A few years ago, the annual food drive Nancy Milton and her children go on caught the eye of Citytv.

My Family Food Drive

By Nancy Milton Eight years ago last September, my boys and I shared a conversation at the dinner table about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and what Thanksgiving was about. Our conversation covered things like what we value as a family (love, speaking from our heart, gratitude and humility), what thanks feels like and how to […]

Homeless in Toronto at -18C windchill. It's safer sleeping in public view.

Winter Survival Program

By David Onuoha and John Wilson Help keep Mississauga’s homeless warm this winter In the past few months, there has been a marked increase in the number of Compass clients who have become homeless. This has been due mainly to the rising cost of rent and housing. Currently, more than 60 clients of The Compass […]