Serve the Community

Outreach at St Paul’s is an opportunity to give of your time, talents and treasures to benefit others. Reaching out to those in need is a practical way to be a reflection of God’s Love. In addition to providing our space to various community groups, as a parish we also provide hands on help.

Giving Food

Hunger continues to be a reality for many in Toronto. We collect donations of non-perishable food items year round. Look for the basket in the Atrium. All items received go to the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Collection Drives

Throughout the year, the church has various collections to support the community through partnerships with local non-profits. We have collected school supplies, business attire, socks, toys and much more. Check the What’s Happening to find out more.


Several times a year we partner with Church in the City to offer a hot meal on a Saturday evening to about 400 people in Regent Park. Come on your own or with your family (ages 9+) to help prepare then serve the meal. Sign up to volunteer for the next dinner here.

ESL Café

Knowing how important language is for belonging and professional advancement, for over ten years St Paul’s has provided an informal setting for people to gather and practice speaking English. Join us as a Table Host or Hospitality Support for our ESL Café. Running Monday evenings during the academic year, new volunteers are always welcome. Table hosts facilitate casual conversation according to themes, current events and more. To find out more, contact Ian Koiter.

Pikangikum First Nation

A remote fly-in community located in northwest Ontario, Pikangikum is a first nations community that has been rife with social problems. For the past few years St. Paul’s has provided financial support to provide clean running water and improve infrastructure. Members of our parish have also provided knit scarves, hats, mittens and other winter wear.

Global Outreach

Over the years St. Paul’s has been involved with various global initiatives. Some of our efforts have included building bridges of peace between Christian and Muslim youth in Nigeria, providing musical instruments and soccer balls to unemployed youth in Tanzania, digging wells in communities in need overseas, providing food and supplies to war torn communities in Syria, and more.