I celebrate the diversity, dedication and hard work of the volunteers who invest in the lives of others in the community by serving at the Centre. They come from many backgrounds and circumstances. We have over 100 volunteers spending an average of 1,770 hours here every month in 2019. This is phenomenal and much needed as our overall number of services continue to increase.
However, we desire our impact not only to be in breadth but also in depth as we reach deeper into Markham and Scarborough by partnering with neighbouring schools, churches and local groups. How do we want to see our impact? I think we can see our impact when we can help individuals make connections with others and begin to make sense of their world, themselves, creation and God; when benefactors of our services embrace opportunities before them that allow them to give back to society, such as in Hatem’s story and in the lives of our young adults; and when we together can reach toward physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.
As we head into 2020, you can enrol in our new, by appointment only, Counselling Service that offers individual, couple and family counselling from an interdisciplinary team comprising of psychologists, psychotherapists and social worke. There is hope beyond the issues that appear to press upon us every day. I tried couple counselling many years ago and it transformed my marriage into something very beautiful. I never looked back.