A Hand Up, Not Just a Hand Out

Every day, people looking for help and support walk through our doors. They might have heard about KSM through friends or within the neighbourhood. Our community dinners have created a sense of family and our clients are delighted to share the word. These meals and our food market have served as a way for us … Read more

A Very Merry Christmas!

Christmas may be over but our hearts are still warm hearing stories from our clients on how their holidays were made brighter with help from Kerr Street Mission. On Christmas day a special meal was prepared and served for the community by our Family Care Lead, Michelle and a group of her family and KSM … Read more

The Gift of Giving Back

Kerr Street Mission is very blessed to have been one of the recipients again this year of the Gift of Giving Back Food Drive with the Oakville Rangers Hockey Club. Founded in 2005, The Gift of Giving Back is now the largest food drive of its kind in Canada that supports, educates and empowers thousands … Read more

Volunteers: The Heart of KSM

As we approach one of the busiest times of year at Kerr Street Mission, we would like to take a moment to thank our most valued resource: OUR VOLUNTEERS. As the holidays approach, KSM sees an increase in activity with preparations for our annual Christmas Wonders and Beyond program, as well as an increase of … Read more

What a Summer!

With summer camp over and the kids back in school, the halls of KSM are much quieter than they were a few weeks ago. It is a hard adjustment not seeing our campers’ sweet and friendly faces every day. It was an amazing summer with our KSM campers, and we are so appreciative of the … Read more

Selena’s Story

Three years ago, Selena arrived in Canada to take up employment as a nanny. She had to leave her husband and her four children in her home country as she searched for better economic prospects for her family. Since arriving she had worked very hard at two jobs to support herself and to send money … Read more

No Where to Lay Their Head

An immigrant family of five in abject despair was referred to the Neighbour Care Network by an area church. They were bunking with a friend in her one bedroom apartment. The following ‘Plan of Care’ was developed and executed with love, compassion and patience by two volunteer Neighbour Care Network Planners from a local church: … Read more

Language That Needs No Translation

A mom who couldn’t speak English came to KSM in need of help. She had been struggling to get her family settled and she worried about what to do with her young daughter. We called the Halton Multicultural Council to arrange for a translator. We registered her daughter for our after school care program, and … Read more

Sisters

Last year 2 sisters arrived with their family from Syria. We were happy to register them in our after school care program even though they spoke NO English at the time. The girls had so much to adjust to. New foods, new people and new places. Everyday there was a new experience. They were also … Read more