Fontbonne Ministries offers diverse programs that are welcoming and inclusive. The charity was founded in 2000 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, a community of women who, through their compassionate presence, respond to various needs.
Fontbonne Ministries continues their mission of reflecting the love of God and neighbour.
Since their beginnings in mid 17th century France, the Sisters of St. Joseph have offered food and shelter to those in need. When Sister Delphine Fontbonne and three other Sisters arrived in Toronto in 1851, they continued this legacy of compassion.
Named after Sister Delphine, programs address one or more of today’s pressing societal needs: affordable housing, outreach for those who are isolated, activities that build community in a large urban setting, opportunities to connect with others and grow spiritually, and the chance to be creative in an accepting environment.
The goal of each program is to meet the specific needs of their local communities while working with other organizations to offer services and opportunities that might not otherwise be available. Everyone is welcome without distinction.