Our Mission and Vision
Imagine a connected community
where everyone thrives.
NeighbourLink North York is a locally based Christian community development organization. Our mission is to engage and empower neighbours to care for each other in practical, relational and sustainable ways that gives everyone the opportunity to live out their potential.
We believe transformation happens when we come together as friends, neighbours, churches, organizations and business owners to address poverty, social isolation, discrimination, violence and other community gaps and injustices.
NeighbourLink North York serves the North York area and includes outreach through the
We Love Willowdale network, supporting the Willowdale community.
NeighbourLink North York has a unique approach to community development, which consists of two fundamental pillars. The first pillar is Community Building, which focuses on bringing neighbours together and fostering a sense of belonging in the community. By providing opportunities for neighbours to get to know one another and build meaningful relationships, we believe that we can create a stronger and more connected community.
The second pillar of our approach is Community Care, which is how we provide support and assistance to the most vulnerable in our community. This includes a wide range of services and programs, such as our food hub, food programs, wellness checks and referral services. By addressing the needs of our community members who are struggling with poverty and social isolation, we aim to create a more compassionate and supportive community for everyone.
Both of these pillars work in tandem to create a thriving and connected neighbourhood. Through these pillars, we have created a Network of Neighbours Helping Neighbours, which provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for community members while meeting the needs of neighbours with food insecurity, social isolation and poverty.
Building Bridges to Connect Our Community
The strength of a community depends on everyone working together including neighbourhood groups, community organizations, programs, and agencies.
We uphold a posture of listening to ensure we maintain our relevance and
We believe transformation comes from relationships that are fostered while providing practical support.
We believe in the value and dignity of every person and welcome everyone to give and receive in our community.
Build processes, infrastructure and systems that foster transparency, integrity and sustainability.
We use prayer to support our people, processes and projects.
NeighbourLink North York is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where all members are treated with respect and dignity. We recognize that systemic barriers exist that prevent individuals from fully participating in our society, and we are dedicated to dismantling these barriers through our work. We value diversity in all forms, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, marital, and socioeconomic status. We strive to ensure that all individuals have equal access to our programs and services, and that their voices are heard and valued in all aspects of our organization.
We are committed to ongoing education and training for our staff and volunteers on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize that this is an ongoing process and that we must continue to learn, grow, and adapt to best serve the needs of our community. Ultimately, our goal is to build a more just and equitable society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. We are proud to be a part of this important work, and we invite all members of our local community to join us.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion