It is personal

 on April 29, 2024

Thank you!

The Diocese of Toronto’s annual FaithWorks campaign raised $1,482,700 in 2023 in support of Anglican-affiliated ministries throughout the Diocese and around the world.

The mission statement of FaithWorks is from the Gospel according to Matthew 25:35,36,40.

Jesus said, “I was hungry, and you gave me food, I was thirsty, and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was sick, and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” … and Jesus finishes, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”

It is personal, for Jesus. God’s love for us is vast and limitless, but not impersonal and faceless. Jesus takes on our individual struggles for food, shelter, and safety, for companionship and community. He makes them his own too.

It is personal, even though we hear of vast numbers of victims of conflicts around the world, thousands who struggle for food and shelter in Canada, and so many caught in the tragedy of addiction. Those numbers hide the faces of individual people who hurt, people like Amber and Cliff. Each struggling person has their own story.

It is personal, for us, when we offer support; a donation, volunteering our time, a shoulder to cry on. We too can make someone else’s struggle our own personal struggle when we offer more than is comfortable.

Thank you for your support of FaithWorks. Each and every donation makes a difference, as each and every person impacted by FaithWorks matters.

Thank you to all our donors, large or small, new or ongoing, individual, parish, corporate or foundation. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers in parishes and at the Diocese. Thank you to our ministry partners who struggle to bring well-being and security to so many.

Jesus taught us how to change the world. We do this one person at a time.

It is personal.


The impact of your donation to FaithWorks was felt across the diocese and throughout the world. The need for the services provided by FaithWorks’ ministry partners increased by 32% last year and almost 70% over the last two years. This presents us with a greater challenge than before.

In 2023, more than 36,000 people were served, including:

  • 22,050 people who were fed, sheltered, nurtured and befriended
  • 4,163 refugees, new Canadians and migrant workers who received support
  • 2,047 young adults living with mental health challenges
  • 2,998 people touched by the prison system
  • 4,449 Indigenous people who received pastoral, outreach and mentoring services
  • 8,996 families who received assistance
  • 503 people impacted by HIV/AIDS
  • 2,955 women, children and youth who received life skills and housing support


Thank you to our Corporate and Foundation Donors, who contributed $474,000 to FaithWorks in 2023. Your generosity makes it possible to improve the lives of thousands of individuals and families.

$100,000 – $150,999

  • Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation
  • Wilson Family Foundation

$50,000 – $99,999

  • BMO Financial Group
  • Fast Foundation

$20,000 – $49,000

  • The Hayhoe Family Foundation
  • New England Company
  • VPC Group

$15,000 – $19,999

  • Anglican Foundation – Apostolic Catholic Trust
  • Burgundy Legacy Foundation
  • Letko, Brosseau & Associates

$5,000 – $14,999

  • Rogers Gardham ODT
  • Manulife Investment Management Holdings

$1,000 – $4,999

  • Aqueduct Foundation
  • The Foster Hewitt Foundation
  • Margaret Sisley Foundation
  • Nursing & Homemakers Inc.
  • Ridley College
  • Society of St. John the Evangelist in Canada



As communities of compassion and hope, our parishes are the heart of the annual FaithWorks campaign. 88% of parishes participated in the 2023 campaign. Contributions from our parishes were $835,700. Parishes retained $107,055 for local outreach ministries. Grants to the archdeaconries for outreach totaled $42,050.

Thank you for being communities of love and hope.



Our FaithWorks ministry partners struggle tirelessly each and every day to share the transforming power of God’s love with thousands of people in need. We thank our ministry partners for being powerful agents of the love that is changing lives and changing the world.

  • A Place Called Home, Lindsay
  • All Saints Church Community Centre, Toronto
  • Anglican United Refugee Alliance (AURA)
  • Flemingdon Park Ministry, Toronto
  • Jubilee House, Orillia
  • Migrant Worker Ministry, Durham
  • North House, Durham
  • One City Peterborough
  • One Roof Community Centre, Peterborough
  • Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care, Toronto
  • Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
  • (PWRDF)
  • The Foot Care Clinic at St. James Cathedral,
  • Toronto
  • St. Stephen in-the-Fields – Outreach program,
  • Toronto
  • Samaritan House Community Ministries, Barrie
  • The Dam, Mississauga
  • Toronto Urban Native Ministry


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