Our People, Our Voices

This page features stories from our volunteers, users and supporters. May you be encouraged and inspired by these testimonies!

A Spirituality of Fundraising

I borrow this title and content from the famous author, professor and theologian, Henri Nouwen, who spent much of his life’s
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We are here for you during COVID-19!

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every part of our daily lives. 105 Gibson Centre greets you with our blessings and wishes
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What’s New at the Centre Now?

Since 2013, 105 Gibson Centre has been serving the community with diversified services with aims to address physical, emotional and physical
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Finding Hope for the Lost

In the last six years, we have encountered many people who have faced challenges in their lives: older adults isolated from
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My Favourite Place

Hatam Al Ameri 105 Gibson Centre’s Food Bank is not the first food bank that Hatem visited after arriving in Canada
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Thankful for What I Have

Benny Wong As a recent grad with steady employment, Benny always considers himself lucky to have everything he needs and not
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A Taste of God’s Love – Life Transformation Group (Richmond Hill Christian Community Church)

Richard and Sylvia began leading a small group (Life Transformation Group) at the Richmond Hill Christian Community Church three years ago.
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Paying it Forward – Jenny Azad Oghli

Arriving in Canada as a refugee from war-torn Syria four years ago, Jenny was eager for a new adventure here but
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My Prayer for 105 Gibson Centre

It has been a wonderful six years in which I was in the role of General Director for 105 Gibson Centre
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Following Christ as Lifelong Journey

I began attending the Toronto Christian Community Church in 1975 – the year that Rev. Dr. John Kao and his wife
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Chat with our Executive Director

July 2019 marks a milestone for the Toronto Christian Community Church and 105 Gibson Centre. Rev. Dr. Harding Ng, founder of
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Bringing Love & Hope to the Community

Dr. David Wong 105 Gibson Centre’s core values, Love and Hope, are exemplified in Dr. Wong’s volunteer work at the Wellness
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Lifelong Learning: Learn to Let Go and be Humble

Dr. Leo Fung Dr. Leo Fung is currently a committee member of the 105 Gibson Centre’s Abundant Life Institute. He worked
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Thankful for the Unconditional Love

Nestor Lau Nestor’s positive attitude towards life is reflected in his zealous caring for his mother, who has diabetes and memory
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Q&A with our Volunteers

Volunteers participated in a labyrinth activity on April 6 and meditated on their volunteer experience at 105 Gibson Centre based on
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Volunteer Appreciation Day with Labyrinth Meditation

Volunteers participated in a labyrinth activity on April 6 and meditated on their volunteer experience at 105 Gibson Centre based on
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Ordinary Gifts. Ordinary Tasks

Rita volunteers as the Tax Clinic’s scheduler and the role involves checking the phone line and email for messages from clients
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A Link that Creates Impact for Others

While most Out of the Cold locations offer a meal and shelter for the guests, some locations have additional services in
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Taekwondo – Lesson of Endurance

Eugene’s daughter has been enrolled in Taekwondo class at 105 Gibson Centre for a year. She expressed interest in learning Taekwondo
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Singing with Confidence

Popular Hong Kong singer June transitioned her career focus in 2016 to teach singing and became a teacher at 105 Gibson
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The Language of Love

June lives within walking distance from 105 Gibson Centre but she had not heard of the Centre until she received the
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Out of the Cold Program

105 Gibson Centre will be welcoming a new group of guests this winter through the Out of the Cold (OOTC) program.
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My Volunteer Story

~ Sandy Lam, Volunteer Coordinator I was introduced to 105 Gibson Centre by my sister-in-law Louisa (who volunteers here too) at
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We Found a Place!

Adam is the Youth Ministry leader at the Japanese Gospel Church of Toronto.  Years ago, they had an idea for an outreach
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Finding and Caring for the Hidden

~ By Reverend Jonathan Chan Former General Director, 105 Gibson Centre Since 2013, 105 Gibson Centre has been serving the needy.
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True Meaning of Serving

Many Syrian refugees have arrived in Toronto in recent years, with a high percentage of them residing within walking distance of
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Loving those whom we do not see

~ by Yee Lee Hung Being a mom of three young boys, I often need to find ways to teach them
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Friendship Kitchen

Ani is a happy lady from Syria and always has a big smile on her face. She knows deeply that God
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Understanding my Mother

~ By Shen Wing Lui Shen Wing Lui has been an active participant of 105 Gibson’s Abundant Life Institute and hopes
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Growing a Supportive Community

~ By Elaine Cheung Sports has always been a part of my life. Bowling, table tennis and badminton were my favourite
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The Fulfillment of Learning and Serving

Winston and his wife Ruby joined 105 Gibson’s Abundant Life Program (currently Abundant Life Institute) almost two years ago as they
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The Birth of the Abundant Life Institute

With great delight, the Abundant Life Institute has launched this week! It is our dream come true. The idea of ALI
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A Mutual Exchange of Benefits

NPower Canada has been renting 105 Gibson Centre’s facilities since September 2016 to host our free IT training and job placement
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Sports and Mentorship

Terry loves to play sports at a young age and he loves to share different sports with the community through regular
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Father – Son Learning Time

Cheung’s family is one of the few families in which two generations attend classes at 105 Gibson Centre together for one
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A Familiar Sport at a New Place

James immigrated to Canada over 40 years ago and is now retired. He is quite active and enjoys playing sports in
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Good Place. Good People.

How does a place become “good”? Is it by its geographical location? Or by the activities that happen there? Or by
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A Faithful Servant

~By Edwin Li I was invited to be the Chair of 105 Gibson Centre’s Phase 2 Construction Committee two years ago.
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Another Milestone!

~By YY Chan YY Chan was the project manager of 105 Gibson Centre’s Phase 2 Construction Project. His main tasks included
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A Home that Shines Light into My Life

Marco has been working at the 105 Gibson Cultural Café since it opened in 2014. His optimism and great sense of
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New Culture. New Friends. New Family

~By Virginia I witnessed a drastic change in my nephew Kenny’s life during the three years he joined the 105 Gibson’s
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The Beauty of Reciprocal Appreciation

By Amy Chui While most of 105 Gibson’s programs run year-round, the Tax Clinic opens only from March to April –
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Receiving and Offering Support

Lily volunteers at the Tax Clinic and she shares her story from receiving help to offering help. She came to Canada
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We are both the Donor and Beneficiary

By Thrift Store Donor My wife and I ended our jewelry business and planned to return to Hong Kong. We contacted
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An Unexpected Gift from Heaven

By Nora Yeung Our Thrift Store has been serving the community since 2015 with a primary objective of serving those in
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A Wish to Nap Here

By Mrs. Siu Fei Tsui Mrs. Tsui is a 94 year old lady with small but intelligent eyes. Due to her
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Pantry Praise

By Pastor Jackie Sheridan, Toronto Christian Community Church While families were preparing to sit down with loved ones and gorge on
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Picture Perfect Memories in God’s Family

By Peter Fellowship, Richmond Hill Christian Community Church What an experience it was for the 48 of us from Peter Fellowship
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Never the Same Again

Tiffany was frustrated and unhappy when she and her family immigrated to Toronto five years ago from China. She found it
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My Local Mission Field

Louisa’s desire to serve and go on a mission is deeply influenced by her grandmother who was a dedicated and faithful
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Out of the Comfort Zone

Konichiwa! Bonjour! Harrison, an exuberant 18-year old, playfully greets others at 105 Gibson Centre. He is active and sporty, with basketball,
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Take a leap for a breakthrough!

By Tina My initial motivation to volunteer at A Meal Together was a simple heart to help others. As time went
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All Things Work for the Common Good

By Nora The Thrift Store first started operations in 2015 and in 2016, it generated over $50,000 from sales. Between April
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What a beautiful summer!

By Mr. and Mrs. Chee-Tuk Law My wife and I immigrated to Toronto many years ago. Our children are now grownup
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Loving My Retirement

Donald originally came from Mangalore (formerly Mangaluru, “luru” meaning “place” in the Indian Kannada language) after studying law there and also
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