In this issue, we feature: a story of resilience beyond homelessness, the transition at Fontbonne Ministries, how monthly giving helps so many, and a thank you to (UNTITLED) by Flaunt Boutique, a vital community partner. Please click here to download the issue in PDF. Our previous reports and newsletters can be read in our Publications section.



The Senior Manager, Operations will play a key role in implementing the strategic direction of the organization. Please click here to download the job posting in PDF.



To ensure the safety of program participants, volunteers, students and staff, the following is required to access indoor services at all Fontbonne Ministries locations:

  1. A mask fully covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times. A mask can be provided upon request;
  2. If sick or feeling unwell we ask participants/guests, if possible, to stay home;
  3. Hands must be sanitized upon entry and while onsite;
  4. Some pre-program registration is still required, and
  5. Limited eating or drinking is allowed as part of indoor programming.

For full program details, please visit the individual program pages below.


Mustard Seed

Providing life skills programs and community.

In Good Company

Visiting those isolated in their homes.

Studio on the Hill

Exploring creativity through clay for adults.

Fontbonne Place

Creating a home for older, single women.



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Volunteers enhance our programs at Fontbonne Ministries. We’re so grateful for their precious time and the skills they share with our participants in many different areas of our programming.Meet Mako – a new volunteer who is helping in our exploring clay classes! Mako loves pottery because of its unlimited possibilities. She explains: “An inspired vision becomes reality when working with clay and using some elbow grease!”We are always looking for new volunteers and have a number of openings in various programs. Reach out through our website and you can make a difference today! www.fontbonneministries.ca/volunteer ... See MoreSee Less
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October is Women’s History Month in Canada.We take this opportunity to reflect, honour and recognize the 400+ year legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Since their beginnings in mid 17th century France, their arrival in Toronto in 1851, and until the present, the Sisters of St. Joseph have been trailblazers in the areas of healthcare and education, pursuing social justice and equality for all. Did you know….The urgent need for healthcare led the Sisters to open the House of Providence in 1857, St. Michael’s Hospital in 1892, St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1921, and Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in 1925. Education needs were great – many of the Sisters founded and taught in schools in Ontario including: St. Joseph College School (1854); St. Joseph’s High School (Islington, 1949) and St. Joseph’s Morrow Park High School (1960). They also founded St. Joseph’s College in 1911 in affiliation with @USMCTheology (U of T).Fontbonne Ministries was founded in 2000 to provide low income housing for women and support community building. As a community of women, they were sent to serve those in need in simplicity and compassion. They have provided invaluable service and continue to be an inspiration to all of us at Fontbonne Ministries. Let’s continue to honour women in our histories who are working to improve the lives of all women in Canada and who are contributing to a better, more inclusive Canada. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, September 30, marks the third National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – a day we commemorate and honour the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. We acknowledge that we are a Catholic based settler organization on Indigenous land. This day reminds us to critically examine the ways we have benefitted from systemic racism and the role the Catholic Church has played in systems of oppression in Canada. As part of the reconciliation process we recognize the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools in Canada. We acknowledge that we have much to learn about the full extent of injustices that occurred as a result of colonialization. We are committed to work to redress these harms as we continue to listen and learn from Indigenous Peoples on their lived experience and perspectives and reflect as we participate in Reconciliation. We know this is ongoing work as we journey collectively and meaningfully to work towards equality, deeper understanding and Reconciliation, not just today, but every day. There are many ways to learn and listen today. Swipe to see some of the activities available.#nationaldayfortruthandreconcilliation #OrangeShirtDay #everychildmatters #dosomething ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Wednesday art program participants have truly outdone themselves with these stunning moonscapes in honor of the Harvest Moon Festival, happening today. 🌝The mid-autumn festival, also known as Mooncake Festival and the Festival of Reunion, is celebrated not only here but across the world in places like Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand. This evening is all about family, unity, and the full moon symbolizing prosperity and reunion. What makes these moonscapes even more special is that many of the talented artists behind them are living with disabilities and experiencing isolation. This program gives them a safe space to smile and socialize and build a vibrant community. Discover more about our uplifting programs at Fontbonne on our website. #LinkInBio #harvestmoon #communityart ... See MoreSee Less
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This week, our hearts are overflowing with gratitude for the AMAZING The Jokers Hockey Club! 🏒These fantastic folks, including Ted Bisaillion, the Team Captain, are a mix of actors, comedians, and musicians.. They own a boat and at a recent birthday bash, they had a brilliant idea: an "entrance fee" of 5 tins of tuna per person, all to be donated to support Fontbonne's weekly meal program. We extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to Ted Bisaillion, Sean Cullen, Jeff Kassel, Steve Chamberlain and Charlie Rishor for visiting and touring Fontbonne and to all the team members whose wonderful collaborative support will translate into 500 sandwiches for participants! ❤️ Thank you for being amazing and supporting food security at Fontbonne! #CommunityHeroes #FoodSecurity #GratitudeMatters ... See MoreSee Less
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Fontbonne Ministries is full of appreciation for the people who donate their time, attention, enthusiasm and compassion across all the ministries.

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