Community Outreach Ministries

Newman Centre Community Outreach Ministries

Outreach Ministries have been an integral part of the Newman Centre at the University of Toronto for almost a decade. Our parish works in partnership with seven different volunteer programs (both secular and religious) that serve the most needy of the Greater Toronto Area. 

Our Volunteer Recruitment coincides with the University Calendar Year, with active recruitment and screening occurring in the months of September – February.  It is recommended that you contact us as soon as possible within the University Calendar Year in order to maximize your volunteering time!  For more information, please see our section at the bottom of this page: “How to Become a Volunteer”


The Newman Centre Outreach Ministries at a Glance:


Our Place Community of Hope

WHAT:            Join the hospitality team and reach out a supportive hand to our local community members with mental health issues so that they may be united with us in friendship, faith and love
WHERE:          2A Elm St. (Just off Yonge St., one block north of the Dundas TTC station)
WHEN:            Once a week for 2 hours (2:30pm – 10:00pm) Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, or Sat

St. Francis Table

WHAT:            Provide meals to people in need.  Volunteers prepare and serve the evening meal each Tuesday.
WHERE:          1322 Queen St. West
WHEN:            Once a week (or every other week) on Tues evenings from 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Out of the Cold

WHAT:            The Newman Centre is involved in this Gospel-centred and interfaith outreach to the marginalized of our city.  The program runs during the coldest months of the year (Nov-Apr)
WHERE:          The Out of the Cold Shelter at St. Matthew’s United Church (729 St. Clair St. West – just west of Christie St.)
WHEN:            Volunteers work in 2-hour shifts from 5:00pm on Thurs evening until 8:00am on Fri morning  (shift times vary)


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