Mission & Values

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Inspired by God's love, our communities will be transformed through service to people of all faiths and cultures.


As a Catholic social services agency, we are guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect.

Our Identity

As a Catholic social services agency, our organizational identity is rooted in the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, which compels us to cherish, preserve and uphold the sanctity and dignity of all human life; motivates us to foster charity and justice; and calls us to embody and live out the social and moral teaching of the Church.

Our agency is called to give credible witness to the great commandment given by Jesus Christ to love one another.  We do so by engaging in our work with compassion and competence, respecting the personal freedom and inherent dignity of each person in our care, and serving people of all faiths or no faith.  We carry out our mission in communion with the Church and with the approval and support of our Archbishop. 

Our Core Values

1.  Humility

Genuine humility comes from acknowledging with gratitude our human abilities and limitations and recognizing our ultimate dependence upon God.  We demonstrate our humility by doing the best that we can with the resources that we have been given while entrusting the entirety of our work to God.

2.  Compassion

Compassion is the act of responding to the suffering of others with love. We demonstrate our compassion by caring for people without judgment and without condition.

3.  Respect

Respect for others is grounded in our belief that all people have been created in the image and likeness of God.  We demonstrate our respect by being personally present, open and attentive to those we care for and by honouring their dignity and freedom.

Our Guiding Principles

1.  Sanctity and dignity of all human life

We promote and defend the sanctity of life and the inherent dignity of the human person. We are called to protect, nurture and advance human life from the moment of conception until the moment of natural death.

2.  Serving the whole person

We affirm a holistic vision of the human person by caring for the material, physical, mental and spiritual well-being of all those we serve.

3.  Inclusivity

We welcome all who want to work with us, including those who profess different religious beliefs.  As our employees represent our Agency we expect that all staff will respect and uphold our mission, values and guiding principles in the work that we do.

4.  Preferential option for the poor

In developing and fulfilling our various ministries, a weighted concern and priority is given to the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable in our society.

Our inspiration

We are inspired by the words of Jesus Christ found in the Gospel of Matthew

(MT 25:35-40):

"For 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 ill and you comforted me, in prison and you came to visit me. Then the just will ask Him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or see you thirsty and give you drink? When did we visit you when you were ill or in prison?' The King will then answer them, 'I assure you as often as you did it for one of the least of my brothers and sisters, you did it for Me."