Peter spends many hours volunteering his time with The Good Shepherd of Toronto where Peter sits on the Board of Directors.
"The Good Shepherd", as it is affectionately called, is well known on the streets of Toronto. It's a place to get a hot meal, clean clothes, a safe, clean bed for the night. It's a place to go when you need someone to listen, someone to help.
Challenged by our faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and committed to the ideals of hospitality, availability and respect for life, we, the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd, Board of Directors, staff and volunteers of Good Shepherd Ministries in Toronto, join together to provide services to homeless, disadvantaged and marginalized people.
We strive to provide the basic necessities of food, shelter and a host of ancillary services, ensuring each client justice, equality, dignity and acceptance.
We seek to provide human services that will assist clients in regaining freedom from homelessness. We value each person's inherent goodness and potential for growth.
Good Shepherd Ministries holds the following values as central to our Mission and Ministry. We are committed to excellence in high quality service delivery through:
FAITH: to be aware of God’s presence in our everyday life experience;
COMPASSION: to energize the spirit within us to act on behalf of each person;
RESPECT: to have regard for the feelings and rights of each person;
DIGNITY: to recognize the inherent goodness and worth of each person;
EMPATHY: to identify with and be present to each other;
HOSPITALITY: to be welcoming and respond generously to another's need;
TRUST: to have a firm belief in the reliability, truth and strength of each person;
INTEGRITY: to respond honestly to the needs of each person;
ACCEPTANCE: to embrace the diversity and uniqueness of each person;
RECOGNITION: to acknowledge the contributions of each person.
Guided by our faith in Jesus Christ, Good Shepherd Ministries will be a leading provider of comprehensive services to homeless, disadvantaged and marginalized people.
We will support individuals to take personal responsibility to enhance their quality of life as full participating members of society.
Our vision is built on the ideals of our founding Mission. We will provide each person with the opportunities to achieve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
We will continually adapt our Mission to meet the challenges facing the homeless and disadvantaged in our contemporary society.
Led by this vision, we will:
To share some time with The Good Shepherd - Visit The website www.goodshepherd.ca .