Metropolitan serves our neighbours and community by offering a variety of outreach services and programs. This part of our site gives an overview of who we help and how we help.
Many programs operate under Metropolitan's outreach umbrella. Some are specifically run by church staff and volunteers, while others use church facilities or receive other support.
We use volunteers extensively in all of our Community Services programs. Up to 100 people each week contribute their time, energy and good will to make everything happen. Volunteers come from our congregation, from other congregations and from the wider community. Some of our volunteers started out with us as clients and then began to volunteer with us as a way of "giving back".
In 2005, we developed a strategy to partner with other churches in our outreach to the community. Many of our volunteers already come from other churches. Our programs could not happen without the extensive contributions of so many people, as well as the donations of many individuals and agencies. These contributions exceed $150,000 annually. We also receive grants from a number of sources, including the City of Toronto and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Thank you to everyone who helps to make these programs possible.
In November 2005 Metropolitan moved all of its Community Services programs into the new Metropolitan Centre, an 11,000-sq.-ft. facility located on the lower level directly beneath the Sanctuary.