About us

Who We Are & What We Do





Our story

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.  A 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.


Ardglen Location

Journey Main Offices & Centre
9 Ardglen Drive
Brampton, Ontario, L6W 1V1
905-230-8666

Orenda Location

Apartment Tower at Orenda Court
80 Orenda Court, Apt OB3
Brampton, Ontario, L6W 3M9
905-216-1969


Come, Connect, Be Inspired



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 | Loving God:
Vertical reach to touch God. We reach up through worship.

Transforming Properties | Serving Each Other:
Horizontal reach to bless others.We serve God by serving each other.

Advocating For Residents | Changing The World:
Outward reach to can change the world. We have to be bold and courageous. Jesus commanded us to go into the entire world and present the good news.


The Journey Neighbourhood Centre is a Christian based organization. We are committed to the following values and guiding principles as we journey together with the community.

To bring hope and transformation through love, respect, compassion and helpfulness.
We believe that love, respect, compassion, and helpfulness bring new and abundant life to all people.

To develop and maintain meaningful partnerships in the community.
We are committed to working in partnership alongside the members of this community for the betterment of the community. We will build and maintain the trust of the people of the community.

To treat all without discrimination through dignity, respect and inclusiveness.
We value all people. We believe that all people are created and loved by God and are equal in God’s eyes; embracing people of all faiths, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and age. Everyone will be treated with respect and inclusiveness.

To act justly and fairly as trusted stewards.
We are faithful to the purpose for which resources are given, and we manage them in a way that brings maximum benefit to the community.

To provide opportunity for all to know God through our actions.
From the abundance of God’s love, and as followers of Jesus, we find our call to love and serve.
John 1:14 – The Word became flesh and blood and moved into the neighbourhood.





Five Years of The Journey

The Journey is Five Years Old!

The Journey Neighbourhood Centre celebrated five years of serving the Ardglen/Orenda community on November 21, 2018.  While is it important to remember the events of the past five years, it is equally important not to dwell too long on past accomplishments.  The challenges that were in our community five years ago are still the challenges the community faces today.  And, while we have accomplished much, there is so much more to do.


5th Anniversary Booklet

Part of our celebration was to create and print a booklet that looked back over our five years of service to the Ardglen/Orenda communities. The button below will take you to a online copy of that booklet. Please be patient, five years of history may take a few moments to load.

5th Anniversary Booklet (PDF)



Partnership

The Journey is a collaborative partnership with North Bramalea United ChurchRegeneration Outreach CommunityRapport 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 CanadaOntario Trillium FoundationMinistry 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.


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.


The Journey has the privilege of working with many organizations and agencies.

Peel Region has a website filled with links to services ranging from Arts to Education to Health to Social Services to Bus Routes and more.


Updates & Reports

We want to keep you informed, so from time to time we will be posting our reports and updates, so please check back often.

JUNE 2016 QUARTERLY UPDATE

Autumn 2016 Quarterly Update

Annual Report 2015-2016

Spring 2017 Quarterly Update

Winter 2017 Quarterly Update

Annual Report 2017

Winter 2018 Update: 2017 Review

5th Anniversary Booklet with 2018 Community Survey & Annual Report

Winter 2019 Update: 2018 Review

Summer 2019 Update

Annual Report 2019