Helping People Make Changes

Recognizing the importance of community in people's lives at the crossroads

Seeds of Hope Facts

Mission Statement

To build self-sustaining communities that create the conditions to enable individuals who are at a crossroads in their lives develop their livelihood, learning and creative potential through engagement with each other in learning activities, social enterprises and community endeavours.


Track Record: Incorporated 2001. Current mission established 2003.

Charitable Registration: #13929 8830 RR 0001

Annual Operating Budget (2009): $475,000

Visits: Approximately 15,000 annual visits / individual program participation

Volunteers: Operates with a 95% volunteer model

Hospitality: 200 visitors weekly to community café and programs

Seeds of Hope Communities

6 St. Joseph House Resource Centre, wellness and learning classrooms/studios, Seeds of Hope offices.

Yellow Door Learning Centre wellness, life-skills, creative arts and social enterprise workshops.

Broadview Homes
supportive housing for 34 men in peer-support abstinence-based addiction recovery, with a model of community engagement.

Lazarus House
Women's Shelter for women escaping abuse, sex trade and precarious social and economic circumstances.

Social Enterprise Programs
incubating community and social enterprise.

Carrot Green Roof
Vegetable and Medicinal herb garden

Friends of Farm
Therapeutic Health Farm

Innovation Lab
experimental discovery lab of learning techniques aimed at people that have difficulty learning in traditional environments

Please donate

You will have the option to designate your donation to any of the following Seeds of Hope initiatives: