Since 1912 St. Christopher House has been a neighbourhood-based, multi-service agency in the west-end of downtown Toronto serving children, youth, adults and seniors. We operate out of six neighbourhood locations, offering a broad range of community-based social service programs serving people of all ages. St. Christopher House has, as its central purpose, the enabling of less advantaged individuals, families and groups in the community to gain greater control over their lives and within their community.
We are a team of volunteers, participants and staff who develop programs and services in response to the needs of the community. Through our programs and services we promote socio-economic conditions in which individuals and families and groups can thrive. St. Christopher House works in partnership with the community to promote personal and social change in order to achieve a safe, healthy and accepting society for all.
St. Christopher House has a long history of building partnerships within the community and with other organizations to improve access to services. Central to our work is the principle of working to develop the capacity of the community through new initiatives and projects that have primary leadership from our participants and other members of the community.
In 2012, St. Christopher House was pleased to work hand in hand with over 22,000 program participants, 1,400 volunteers and 200 staff to make our community strong.
A unique characteristic of St. Christopher House is that almost half of our 1,400 volunteers are participant volunteers. What this means it that many who access our services also give back by volunteering their time either in their own program or through another within St. Chris.
Our programs work to increase leadership ability, academic success, employability skills, empowering people to make independent decisions and healthy choices, coping skills, increasing their social network and strengthening their community involvement and civic engagement. In all of our programs we utilize music, culture and art as a way to engage participants.
For more information or to join the St. Chris team contact:
Office: (416) 848-7980 Ext. 302