Over 35 Years of Growing Hope
The Mustard Seed is a Christian non-profit organization that has been caring for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty since 1984. Operating in five cities across Alberta and British Columbia, The Mustard Seed is a supportive haven where people can have their physical, mental, and spiritual needs met and grow toward greater health and independence.
We have been an agent of change for more than three decades, thanks to our donors, volunteers, and support from the community.
The idea for a street ministry came from Pat Nixon who founded The Mustard Seed in 1984, opening the first location in Calgary. Today, the organization operates in multiple cities, including: Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, and Medicine Hat in Alberta; and Kamloops in British Columbia. All locations offer an expansive range of programs and services to serve our most vulnerable community members.
Programs and services include:
- Basic needs - emergency shelter, meals, clothing, and hygiene items
- Health and Wellness
- Spiritual care
With the support of our donors, volunteers, and the community, The Mustard Seed continues to grow and meet the needs of those we serve.
Choose from almost 30 gift catalogue items, and help give the gift of kindness today! At The Mustard Seed, our programs are tailored to help those experiencing homelessness and poverty, and now you can choose exactly where your donation dollars are going. Learn about our employment programs, health and wellness services, or the difference one meal can make. Say goodnight to homelessness, and help change a life today!
Meet our Executive Team
The Mustard Seed is committed to transparent accountability and open communication in all of its practices. We seek to share as much information as possible with you, our valued supporters.