Impact Story

  • Ada Tulay

    “I came here with nothing.” Hi. My name is Ada Tulay, I am a convention refugee from Turkey. I came here with my wife-not my wife at the time- Sahra in June of 2017. And I came here with nothing. Nothing. Such a small word, nowhere near describing what I left behind. I couldn’t carry […]

  • Family is for everyone


    I have been a member of MCC Toronto since 2001. My education includes being a graduate of the McGill University’s School of Medicine, with postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto. My passion and faith led me to pursue a career in reproductive medicine, completing a 3-year subspecialty at the American […]

  • Gratitude for finding home


    Joe Jamieson is a member of our Board of Directors. Joe writes: Each time I enter MCC Toronto and see the words “Welcome Home“, I dwell in gratitude that this church is an essential and integral part of my faith journey. Growing up Roman Catholic, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet deeply caring and […]

  • Gratitude for the volunteers


    Michael Dolan is a professional event manager who contributed his time and skills to produce our major fundraising evening, ‘Celebrating a Brilliant Career’, on October 19, 2017 at The Carlu. Michael is the owner and president of Avenue Event Management. Michael writes: For over 20 years, this church has challenged and inspired me. I always […]

  • TREAT leads the way


    The Trans Resource Education and Advocacy Team (T.R.E.A.T) is an open prayer and support group that focuses on social interaction, education and outreach. We usually meet on the second Sunday of the month after the 10:50am service and we raise awareness for trans rights at MCC Toronto and across the city.

  • Proud to serve


    Years ago, as a somewhat naive 20 year old, I enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces, knowing I must keep my sexuality under wraps. I was proud to serve my country, but it didn’t last long. I was purged after 18 months, along with many others, for being LGBTQ. I was lucky: my faith and my sense […]

  • Love and be loved!

    The first time I walked into MCC Toronto, it was August, 2011. I was only three years old, but I had already spent years helping people. I practiced at a special school where I learned how to accompany people with PTSD and anxiety. After moving to Toronto, I went to Emmanuel College with Sam and was […]

  • Transforming Lives, Transforming the World


    Our mission is to build bridges with a vibrant spirituality that transforms lives and transforms the world. We asked how you may have experienced these transformations here at MCC Toronto. Here’s what you shared with us: I recall my first summer after university in 2003, I was living with my parents in our cottage in […]

  • Triangle Program helps students fall in love with school again


    Travis and Monica live in the same apartment building as I do. Over the years I would see them out supporting the LGBTQ community at many events. I saw their daughter grow up but I knew that they were home schooling her. Two years ago they told me that their daughter was transitioning to male. […]