Our Mission

The purpose of Catholic Charities shall be to promote the active participation of the Catholic population of the Archdiocese of Toronto in the planning, formation, development and provision of charitable services as an expression of their responsibility, under the authority of the bishop and to fulfill the Church's mission of proclaiming the Good News.

Our Mission Goals

  1. Leadership

    To provide leadership in the Archdiocese in the identification of social service needs and ways to meet those needs.

    We believe:
    In a leadership role that involves risk taking and innovation to find solutions to the increased and emerging human needs of the community.

  2. Quality Service

    To ensure the provision of quality service consistent with the mission of Catholic Charities.

    We believe:
    In a service that continues to evolve and collaborate in response to increased and changing needs and that is accountable to service recipients and the broader Catholic community.

  3. Effective Relationships

    To establish and maintain effective relationships with ShareLife, member agencies and the Catholic community.

    We believe:
    Our strength as a responsive and influential community can be directly related to the degree and nature of our relationships with each other. We can only make a difference together.

  4. Advocacy

    To provide effective advocacy on behalf of member agencies and service consumers.

    We believe:
    In a system that welcomes challenge and conflict and that speaks to social justice and advocacy issues.

  5. Volunteer Participation

    To encourage and facilitate the expansion of volunteer participation of the Catholic community in service delivery and agency administration.

    We believe:
    Volunteer involvement provides a concrete way to demonstrate our faith through good works.

Our Vision

Catholic Charities will be a Ministry of the Archdiocese of Toronto, ensuring the provision of, and being accountable for, effective services, leadership and advocacy which respond in a committed, caring and empowering way to those who need our help.

These services will be delivered in a manner that reflects the values and mission of the Church and in partnership with the Catholic community, its parish communities and member agencies.

Our 26 member agencies serve the needs of people from all ethno-cultural and religious backgrounds in five main clusters:

  • Family Services
  • Children and Youth
  • People with Special Needs
  • Services for Seniors
  • Services for Young Parents

Catholic Charities also co-operates and collaborates with other service providers and organizations in the community that are concerned with social needs.