22 March 2023

In this issue:

Students find a home at The Dam in Mississauga

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"Generosity is the best way of becoming

more, more, and more joyful"

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Book of Joy


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The following items are from the

25 February 2023 newsletter of

our ministry partner the

The Dam in Mississauga.

It is an example of the outreach that your donation to FaithWorks supports.


Jordan is young. Yet, he has an attitude that is bigger than life. He thinks he knows everything and makes outrageous statements. He has very few friends, if you can call them friends. There are enough hints that we know his home life isn’t great. Such a precarious spot Jordan is at. The easiest path forward for him is to latch onto the older youth who will introduce him to using drugs with the promise of acceptance and belonging.

Yet Jordan has another option. He is coming to the drop-in where there is an invitation to join into a community that will teach him what friendship is, that will give the supports that home can’t provide him. There are small glimpses of his true self that is sensitive. He has so much possibility, yet needs the consistency and constancy that a place like The Dam provides.

by Carol Reist, Executive Director

“The Dam is a safe place where I feel comfortable to be who I am and express myself. Everyone here is caring and supportive.” ~ 14 year old female youth with a high score in Adverse Childhood Experiences


“I love The Dam because they let me experience things in life that I would never have been able to experience otherwise. I've made lifelong connections through The Dam.” ~ 18 year old youth with Pakistani heritage


A $100,000 Matching Challenge Grant for 2023


A generous donor has offered a $100,000 matching challenge grant for all new and increased donations. That means for every dollar raised over last year’s amount, by an individual or parish, FaithWorks receives an extra dollar. We encourage you to make a special effort this year –


doing a little more can make twice the difference.


Donate today at faithworks.ca or use the QR code


FaithWorks Sermon or Presentation

To assist and inspire, you can arrange for a sermon, presentation or visit by representatives of our ministry partners, the Director of Stewardship Development, Peter Misiaszek, or me, by contacting the FaithWorks Speakers Bureau at



If you wish to highlight your Parish's events in support of FaithWorks, please forward the details to faithworks@toronto.anglican.ca


FaithWorks Videos

The FaithWorks website, faithworks.ca has been updated with new videos to promote FaithWorks and our ministry partners. There are short, medium and long videos to include in your parish's online presence or in-person gatherings. They can be downloaded directly from the website.


Peter Mentis (he/him)
FaithWorks Campaign Manager

135 Adelaide St. E.
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1-800-668-8932 ext.242
We build healthy, missional Anglican communities that engage faithfully with the world and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. I acknowledge that my office resides on the territory of sovereign Indigenous Nations, the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat. I acknowledge especially the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Toronto Treaties.

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