Outreach

Outreach Committee

 

Our mission statement is: "To co-ordinate,support and promote the congregation's outreach activities at a local, national,

and international level."  

 

We are concerned about many kinds of needs: spiritual, emotional, physical and social.


Local Humanitarian Links

Central Alberta Women's Emergency Shelter

Central Alberta Women's Outreach Society

Lacombe and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)


National and International Humanitarian Links


KAIROS – An ecumenical partnership working to promote human rights, justice and peace, viable human development, and ecological justice. Local contact: Ross Smillie

 

Canada Food Grains Bank - This program serves as a centralized grain banking and distribution system to alleviate world hunger. Local contacts: Vic Bergen, Ken Ditzler


Project Ploughshares - Project Ploughshares is an ecumenical agency of the Canadian Council of Churches established in 1976 to implement the churches' call to be peacemakers. Local contact: Ross Smillie


 

Overseas Service Programs

 

Canadian Crossroads International (CCI)

National Office

66 Gerrard St. East, Suite 300

Toronto, Ontario M5B 1G3

Tel: (416) 967-1611 Fax: (416) 967-9078

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Website: www.crossroads-carrefour.ca/

Sends volunteers age 19 & over, 4-6 months; 19-35 yr olds in small groups for projects.

 

Canadian Foundation for World Development (CFWD)

2441 Bayview Avenue

Willowdale, Ontario M2L 1A5

Tel.: (416) 445-4740 Fax: (416) 441-4025

Sends skilled volunteer Canadians to assist in community development projects in the Third World

 

Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH)

International Health Exchange Program

1 Nicholas Street, Suite 1105

Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7

Tel.: (613) 241-5785 Fax: (613) 241-3845

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Website: www.csih.org 

Exchange program for Canadians in the field of international health wishing to contribute to human resource development in health services in the Third World.

 

Canadian Teachers' Federation

Project Overseas

2490 Don Reid Drive

Ottawa, Ontario K1H 1E1

Telephone: (613) 232-1505; toll free: 1-866-283-1505 Fax: (613) 232-1886

e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. website: www.ctf-fce.ca

Opportunity for Canadian elementary and secondary school teachers with at least 5 years Canadian experience to volunteer for short-term teaching in developing countries. Placements up to 2 months.

 

Canada World Youth (CWY)

2330 Notre Dame ouest

Montreal (Quebec) H3J 1N4

Tel.:(514) 931-3526 Fax: (514) 939-2621

e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: www.cwy-jcm.org

Exchange program for Can. 17-20 or intnl co-op prog for 21-25 year olds--participants spend 5-6 months working on
a village-based devel. Project-- placements up to 2 months.

 

CESO (Canadian Executive Service Overseas)

Operations Centre

700 Bay Street, Suite 700

Box 328

Toronto, ON, M5G 1Z6

(416) 961-2376, 1-800-268-9052 Fax: (416) 961-1096

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: www.ceso-saco.com/

 

CUSO

2255 Carling Ave., Suite 500

Ottawa, ON K2B 1A6

Tel.: 1-888-434-2876 Fax: (613) 829-7996

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. website: www.cuso.org

 

HOPE International Development Agency

214 Sixth Street

New Westminster, BC V3L 3A2

Tel: (604) 525-5481 Fax (604) 525-3471

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: www.hope-international.com 

Each summer, HOPE International takes groups of young people - between the ages of 18 to 35 - to a developing country where they live and work alongside poor families. (U.N.I.O.N.)

 

International Association for Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)

P.O. Box 1473

Kingston, ON K7L 5C7

Telephone: 613 - 533-2030 Fax: 613 - 533-6869
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: www.queensu.ca/iaeste 

Career-related work internships for 8-12 weeks during summer; age 19-30.

 

Iona Community

The Iona Community

Isle of Iona , Argyll, PA76 6SN

Scotland

Telephone: +44 (0)1681 700404

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: www.ionacommunity.org.uk 

 

Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET)

Information and Cultural Section

Embassy of Japan

255 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9E6

Tel.: (613) 236-8541 Fax (613) 563-9047

Mennonite Central Committee (Winnipeg)

134 Plaza Drive

Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9

Tel.: (204) 261-6381; 1-888-622-6337

Website: www.mccm.mb.ca

 

Scarboro Foreign Mission Society

Lay Mission Office

2685 Kingston Road

Toronto, Ontario M1M 1M4

Website: www.web.net/~sfms 

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Taizé Community/Communauté Taizé

71250 Taizé, FRANCE

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (for visiting the community)

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Website: www.taize.fr

An ecumenical religious community welcoming primarily young people from around the world for week-long "meetings". Possibilities also exist for longer volunteer positions.

 

VSO (Volunteer Service Overseas)

VSO Canada

806-151 Slater Street

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H3

Tel.: (613) 234-1364; toll free 1-888-876-2911 Fax: (613) 234-1444

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Website: www.vsocan.com 

Volunteers work alongside local colleagues sharing and learning. An extension of UK VSO program.

 

World Vision

6630 Turner Valley Road

Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2S4

Tel. (416) 821-3030; 1-800-268-5863 Fax: (416) 821-1354
website: www.worldvision.ca 

Seeks people of all specialties; placement in over 90 countries.

 

World University Service of Canada (WUSC)

1404 Scott Street

Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4M8

Tel.: (613) 798-7477 Fax: (613) 798-0990
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Website: www.wusc.ca 
Involved in international development; seeks volunteers in a variety of disciplines; assignment--2 years

 

The BIG Guide to Working and Living Overseas has a list of organizations engaged in international development and exchange programs. This is a valuable resource and may be available in your local library, or may be purchased from:

Intercultural Systems

P.O. Box 588, Station B

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 5P7

Tel.:(613) 238-6169

Fax (613) 238-5274

It is available ON-LINE at http://www.workingoverseas.com/ 

The Canadian Government' publication called "Youth Link" lists 200 programs for youth between the ages of 18-35. Please contact the GMP desk to request a copy: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.