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.
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.
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.
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.
We want to keep you informed, so from time to time we will be posting our reports and updates, so please check back often.
The Journey Neighbourhood Centre has had to all but close our doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been a difficult time for all of us in our community. The Journey has undertaken a few initiatives to try and make a difference:
We continue to check our email and periodically phone messages. So, do not hesitate to contact us. Our door may be locked, but we are still here!