The Bissell Centre Ending poverty in our community may seem like an impossible dream, but Bissell Centre believes that if we all take steps that align with that goal, it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. In our experience, great things can happen when we work together toward change. Just ask any of the 15 759 people who have found homes because of Edmonton’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness. We know that eliminating poverty cannot be done by a single individual or group. It takes a commitment from the entire community, even you! Holy Trinity regularly contributes time and money towards assembling pre-packaged meals for Bissell Centre clientele, along with our partners at Ottewell United Church.
Old Strathcona Youth Society (OSYS) OSYS is dedicated to being a non-judgmental, flexible, street-level resource concerned with protecting the safety, self-worth, and dignity of youth. OSYS has become a focal point for youth to access information and resources to meet their needs. Holy Trinity provides space and groceries for OSYS’s Collective Kitchen. This ministry brings in at-risk youth to cook and share a meal. Holy Trinity also provides space to OSYS for other events throughout the year such as OSYS fundraisers or other activities that require a larger space. To learn more about the Old Strathcona Youth Society, please click here.
The Community, Health, Empowerment & Wellness (CHEW) Project is a community-based initiative located on Treaty 6 territory. CHEW provides a safe environment and free frontline support for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and emerging adults aged 29 and below who face barriers. These barriers include mental health, poverty, houselessness, substance use, sexual health, oppression, and more. Some services offered at CHEW include counselling, crisis intervention, Indigenous Peer Support, and drop-ins for basic needs and support. The CHEW Project is more than a program, it’s a home to the numerous 2SLGBTQ+ youth who seek out its services. Holy Trinity provides weekly space for CHEW organizers and volunteers to assemble pre-packed lunches for clients. To learn more about the CHEW Project, please click here.
The Mustard Seed – Edmonton Neighbour Centre The Mustard Seed is a Christian non-profit organization that has been caring for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty since 1984. Operating in five cities across Alberta and British Columbia, The Mustard Seed is a supportive haven where people can have their physical, mental, and spiritual needs met and grow toward greater health and independence. To learn more about the Mustard Seed, and their needs in Edmonton and other communities, please click here.
Christmas Hampers — King Edward School & Academy at King Edward An annual donation drive from our parish family and friends provides Christmas Hampers for families in need, as identified by our partners in the schools’ administrations.