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.


Our Mission

The Journey Neighbourhood Centre is committed to bringing hope and transformationto 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 | Authentic Connection:
Making a difference through practical assistance.

Transforming Properties | Changing Environment:
Creating a new environment and growing hope.

Advocating For Residents | Serving Community:
Standing with the community and against injustice.


Our Team



The Journey is a collaborative partnership with North Bramalea United Church (NBUC)Regeneration Outreach Community and Rapport Youth and Family Services.  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 Greater Toronto, the United Church of CanadaOntario Trillium Foundation, the Region of Peel and NBUC. We also have many other important Funders whom we would like to acknowledge.


The following is a brief list of some groups we have collaborated with:
Within our community of Ardglen/Orenda are many challenges. The following links may be of assistance:
The Journey is proud to be directly partnered with and in many cases sponsored by:

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