The year 2013 was a significant year in the Ardglen/Orenda. The year started with a tragedy – the shooting death of Kesean Williams. It was a terrible time for the community. I young boy was lost and it left many people in the community questioning their safety and what needed to change.
The year ended with what we believe is another significant event – the opening of The Journey Neighbourhood Centre. The Journey’s opening was a response to more then just one tragedy. It was a response to a community facing many challenges.
To learn more about our five years in the Ardglen/Orenda Communities click HERE!
The Journey Neighbourhood Centre is committed to bringing hope and transformation to the Ardglen/Orenda communities, walking alongside children, youth and families as they take positive steps in their lives. Our mission is realized through:
• Relevant Programs
• Transforming Properties
• Advocating For Residents
The Journey is a collaborative partnership with North Bramalea United Church, Regeneration Outreach Community, Rapport Youth and Family Services and JET Mentors. These are just a few of the agencies with which The Journey has an affiliation. But, most importantly, The Journey is a collaboration both with and for the residents of Ardglen and Orenda.
The Journey has received funding from multiple sources including the United Way, the United Church of Canada, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and NBUC. We also have many other important Funders whom we would like to acknowledge.
And The Journey is connected to many partners, supporting agencies and organizations that we Appreciate.
Mission, Policy and Values
To view our Mission and Values click here: The Journey Values and Principles
To see more of our policies go to our Volunteer Page.
In The News
The Journey was featured on the Monday, March 28th edition of Global News Hour, on Susan Hay’s Making A Difference program. Click on the link to see it!
So, have you ever wondered who we are? And, what we look like? Well, just click HERE for our “Here to Serve” page.
Updates and Reports
We want to keep you informed, so from time to time we will be posting our reports and updates, so click HERE to see our Reports Page