The Church of St John the Evangelist supports many outreach projects in the Hamilton area and elsewhere, including our Refugee Projects. There are eight missions and outreach opportunities that Vestry has particularly mandated us to support as a parish: we have partnered with these organizations and specifically uplift them in our services, pray for their work, and support them in a variety of ways. We are grateful to have a St John's rep for each one who will keep us informed of the joys and needs of their mission.

Hamilton Out Of The Cold 

HOOTC responds to the needs of the most abandoned of our city's poor and homeless people - the basic physical needs of hot food and warm clothing, and the deeply human needs of compassion, dignity and sense of self worth. Some of us volunteer at the Hamilton Out of the Cold (HOOTC) program held in churches, from November to March - or we bring new underwear!

Parish rep: Tom Fleming

Hôpital Albert Schweitzer, Haiti (HAS)

 HAS is a “Beacon of Hope” for the people of the Artibonite Valley located in central Haiti. Through a Hamilton group called “Canadian Friends of HAS” we support Child and Maternal Health Care at Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti.

Parish reps: Hal and Adrienne Devins 


Indwell is a Christian charity that creates affordable housing communities to support people seeking health, wellness and belonging. Indwell provides supportive housing to more than 1200 households in southern Ontario through programs in Hamilton, Waterloo Region, London, Mississauga, Simcoe, St. Thomas, and Woodstock. 

Parish rep: Graham Cubitt 

Micah House

 Micah House welcomes newly arrived refugee claimants to Hamilton with God's love by providing safe shelter, assisting with settlement, and creating passages into the community. 

Parish rep: Barbara Ruttan

 Migrant Farmworkers Project

The Migrant Farmworkers Project engages with migrant farmworkers and community partners in the Niagara region. It assists farmworkers, establishes beneficial relationships, integrates workers into the community and improves their access to healthcare and other services, as well as spiritual and pastoral care.

Parish rep: Susan Little 

 Mission to Seafarers

Day and night for 365 days per year, the Mission is on call providing help for seafarers and their families in over 200 ports around the world. Seafarers are often working in dangerous conditions, with no one else to turn to. The Mission's professional port chaplaincy teams are highly skilled at bringing help when needed.

parish rep: Tamara Watson 

Primate's World Relief Development Fund

The Anglican Church of Canada's agency for sustainable development, relief, refugees, and global justice. We buy PWRDF Christmas Cards to support Anglican World Relief, and encourage involvement in other projects during the year.

Parish rep: Deborah Bowen

St Matthew’s House, Hamilton

St. Matthew's House is a non-profit multi-service agency located on Barton Street between Victoria and Wentworth. It is a place of hope that helps improve the lives and build the capacities specifically of vulnerable seniors and families most in need. We give food to the St. Matthew’s House (SMH) food bank—needed all year. 

Parish rep: Elizabeth Stevens