The Compass Walk

September 19th, 2020

2019 Walk Photo (pre COVID-19)

Please join us to help raise funds for The Compass Food Bank and Outreach Centre!

Virtual Walk
September 19th
Walk the Walk for the Compass
Walk 1k,5k or 10k and raise funds for the Compass

Need Help with Food?

If you need help with food, and are in postal codes codes L5E, L5H, L5G or L5J you can visit The Compass each week for food.

We have hampers available which are passed out at the door to maintain social distancing. If you order ahead you can customize your hamper. The order form is updated every Friday Morning with items for the following week.

Book your arrival time: Email, or call 905-274-9309.

Our hours:

  • Monday 12-7:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10-5 pm
  • Friday 10-5 pm

If you are outside our area, you can find your local food bank in Mississauga here:

Back To School Registration

This year our annual back to school program may look a little different. However, we want to best prepare our clients for whatever circumstance occurs in September.

Please register your child/children for back to school supply pickup by clicking below and filling out the form. Your child/children MUST be on your voucher in order to receive supplies.  Supplies are provided based on recommendations based on each respective age group. You can pickup your supplies with your groceries during your scheduled appointment time (scheduled via phone or email).

If you have any questions or concerns please contact or 905-274-9309 (during our regular hours).

Support The Port

Buy a Support the Port gift card and 100% is matched with a donation to The Compass!

You get a gift card for local stores you love. And the Port Credit BIA along with their community partners Brightwater, Edenshaw and Port Credit Community Foundation will match the funds with a donation to the Compass Food Bank! 


Your Support in Action

Your support makes everything we do possible. Thank you! Learn more with our 2019 Impact Report which includes details on how many people were helped, our volunteer’s commitment, sending kids to summer camp and more.

RIP Ray Barlow

Ray Barlow, a volunteer at the Compass, died of a heart attack on June 21. We just learned of his death because he regularly helped with unloading food delivered to the Compass on Tuesdays and it was only after he missed a couple of weeks that we followed up and learned the sad news. While out for a walk he asked someone to call 911. He had heart surgery and was expected to recover but things took a turn for the worse.

He was generous with his time, cooking and baking. Ray learned many of his cooking skills from Julia Child, not because he had an opportunity to attend her classes but because, as a teenager, he watched her shows after school. He single-handedly made a meal for 30 men at the Compass. He brought his delicious and healthy cookies to share at the Compass and was called the cookie-man by some.

Ray’s sacrifice of service at the Compass was all the more generous because he constantly suffered from back pain caused by a work accident many years ago. He did not complain or mention the pain and simply carried on helping to get the work done. Ray was smart, funny and modest and was an example for many of his friends at the Compass.  From the time Ray was a young man he was always a champion for people he felt were disadvantaged.

Host an Online Fundraiser with Canada Helps

Register your own fundraiser to help inspire others to donate! This is a great chance to maximize your own donation by challenging people to match you in support of The Compass.

Canada Helps is our payment processor and will walk you through the setup step by step. Donations receipts are sent immediately to donors. You can set a goal, inspire others to contribute and see progress as donations are made. Simply click the button below to get started. 

Financial Relief Navigator

Use this helpful tool to find all the support available to you from the government:


Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (UPDATED)

Give A Mask

We are super happy to announce that The Compass has partnered with “Give A Mask”, you can now use the code “COMPASS10” when purchasing a mask and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Compass. Visit to shop for masks and  for additional details!

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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