Families mentoring families

Mark Petersen Stronger Together 20160 Comments

The Yonge Street Mission is building its first family-to-family mentor program, which we believe may be the only of its kind in Canada. We will work with a small test group of families to begin in the first year, with the intent to expand to many more families within three years based on program success. Organization Name: The Yonge Street Mission … Read More

Reintegrating into society

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We want to live in communities free from crime, but locking people up isn’t the answer.  With a justice system focused on punishment and not restoration, there are common misunderstandings regarding the reality for ex-offenders. ONElife is a newly-developed, interactive board game that aspires to change attitudes about crime and punishment, and to create a society inspired by the possibility of restoration … Read More

Grassroots mentoring

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Alongsiders International is an innovative new grassroots movement mobilizing young Christians across the developing world to walk alongside those who walk alone, their own neighbours (vulnerable orphans and children in their village/slum). Organization Name: Alongsiders International Foundation Location: Vancouver, BC Project Name: Comic Book Discipleship and Leadership Curriculum Project (Rwanda) Amount Awarded: $25,000.00 Date Awarded: 12/10/2016 Participating Grantmakers: Bridgeway Foundation, Kehila … Read More

Moving in

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In this project, MoveIn seeks to address the problem of unreached, urban poor people living in high-needs neighbourhoods, where they are unlikely to ever hear the gospel without an active witness moving into their community. There is great need for the Church-at-large to be mobilized to the “bottom billion”, to share the love of Christ, to work for justice for … Read More

Another step toward truth and reconciliation

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From its inception, St. Stephen’s University has been a place of Christian higher education with a vibrant ecumenism, in the spirit of John 17. We aim to be a safe space for people of different cultural and faith backgrounds to gather in the spirit of learning and the pursuit of healthy, just relationships. We have a history of positive, grassroots … Read More