Outreach comes in both monetary donations and hands-on time and talent. Following the teachings of Jesus, it is our mission to reach out to our neighbours.
Please contact the church office if you wish to contribute your talents to learning the needs of our community, then helping our outreach efforts.
Our ACW (Anglican Church Women) get together every Wednesday to quilt and knit gorgeous creations. The money they make from these items, they donate to organizations such as Cornerstone and The Well. The ladies also collect donations once a year for Bales for the North.
Centre 454 offers a wide range of services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The Centre is supported financially by the Jackman Fund, and by donating small gifts for their annual Christmas Dinner.
Central Emergency Food Centre (507 Bank St.) is our community food bank, which distributes food to people who live in downtown Ottawa and are in need of food. We encourage our members to donate preserved food to our food box, located behind the last pew at the back of the nave. Donated items are delivered to the Centre each week by a Trinity volunteer.
Centretown Churches Social Action Committee (CCSAC) helps people in need in centretown Ottawa. CCSAC works on behalf of the poor and isolated. Along with operating the Centretown Emergency Food Centre (above), it also advocates for social justice, especially for issues relating to poverty. Trinity volunteers regularly attend monthly meetings and Trinity annually contributes funds toward the operation of CCSAC.
The Pause Table is run by the Ecumenical Chaplaincy at Carleton University, two times per year during exams. Volunteers from Trinity provide food, giving students a snack and a short break during some of their most stressful times.
Trinity’s clergy conducts monthly services and addresses pastoral care needs at Colonel By Residence (nearby seniors’ home).
Each winter, volunteers from Trinity join with our neighbours at Southminster United Church to offer Out of the Cold Dinners. We set up a dining hall, prepare hot meals, serve them to people who are in need, and clean up afterwards.
Trinity has been the home of Capital Day Care for more than 30 years. This is a not-for-profit organization providing affordable child care to our community.
We also manage Mabel Gordon House, a former rectory which provides affordable housing for university students. These students are a valued part of our parish family. They live in a safe, quiet co-operative home, just a short walk from Carleton University.