Outreach


Outreach on Hiatus



Outreach on Hiatus

At the Monday morning drop-in for people in need, we always display a colourful drawing done some years ago by cathedral member Rachel Schmidt. She illustrated Maya Angelou’s famous quote: “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” Currently, we are unable to be that rainbow for our usual guests or for any newcomers. Due […]

Housing First Update – 26 January 2020



Housing First Update – 26 January 2020

Housing First is an international initiative that has successfully helped the homeless. The traditional model for years has been to provide treatment first and then to find housing for the individual. The current model is to provide safe housing first and then provide the professional help that will assist them to address problems they have […]

Housing First Cathedral project update – November 2019



Housing First Cathedral project update – November 2019

Housing First project taking shape November 2019 update If all goes well, three homeless people will have roofs over their heads next summer in a three-unit townhouse owned by Christ Church Cathedral. Penny Ericson, chair of the cathedral’s Outreach Committee, said the cathedral’s project on Albert Street and a four-unit townhouse on Jaffrey Street, owned […]

Monday Morning Drop-in Christmas 2018



Monday Morning Drop-in Christmas 2018

SANTA’S ELVES – Marilyn O’Hara (left) and Mary Lou Cotter busily pack 85 gift bags for people in need who attend the Monday morning drop-in at Cathedral Hall. Bags contain many donated items such as warm socks, a knitted hat or scarf, candy canes, granola bars, tissues, candy, chips, pens, hot chocolate mix, toothbrushes, hotel-size […]

The Cathedral and the Road Home



The Cathedral and the Road Home

Bishop and Chapter have approved in principle the sending of a letter of intent to enter into a partnership that would support four of the homeless population. The final approval would be subject to the proponents being able to secure adequate federal, provincial and local support as well as the Chapter’s approval of a 20-year […]