Good Shepherd Ministries remains at the service of the poor and homeless of our City. In response to COVID-19, Good Shepherd Ministries has reduced its meal program to offer bagged lunches from 2 – 4 pm. The organization is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of everyone who enters and uses its facilities in adherence to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Contact 416.869.3619 or info@goodshepherd.ca for more information.

Programs & Services

Good Shepherd Ministries Includes Three Initiatives:


Good Shepherd Centre

a shelter providing services for
homeless and disadvantaged

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Barrett House

a supportive housing
residence for people living with HIV and AIDS

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St. Joseph’s Residence

a supportive housing
residence for seniors with
a history of homelessness

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Who Relies on Good Shepherd Ministries?


Most clients are adult men. However, women attend the meal program, drop-in and use the services of the medical clinic. Most of our clients suffer from poverty. Many of our clients suffer from serious health conditions: heart disease, cancer, diabetes and brain injury. Clients of Good Shepherd Ministries reflect Toronto’s cultural diversity.


How does Good Shepherd Ministries get its funding?


For more detailed financial information, please visit Good Shepherd Refuge Social Ministries on the Canada Revenue Agency’s Charities Listing.