Our Vision

To eliminate homelessness and reduce poverty where we serve.

Our Mission

To build hope and well-being for our most vulnerable citizens through Jesus’ love.

Our Values

Transparent Accountability
Treating All With Respect
Open Communication
Holistic Innovation

Over 35 Years of Growing Hope

The Mustard Seed has been serving individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness for over 35 years and has become a haven for those in need.

We have been an agent of change for more than three decades, thanks to our donors, volunteers, and support from the community.

Our History

The idea for a street ministry came from Pat Nixon who founded The Mustard Seed in 1984. Pat decided to turn his vision into a reality when he started The Mustard Seed in an old house in downtown Calgary, which later transitioned into a larger building on 11 Avenue SE.

Today, the organization operates in multiple locations in western Canada, including Alberta and British Columbia, and offers an expansive range of programs and services to our most vulnerable community.

Programs and services include:

  • Basic needs (food, clothing, and hygiene items)
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health and wellness
  • Spiritual care
  • Housing and emergency shelter

With the support of our donors, volunteers, and the community, The Mustard Seed continues to grow and meet the needs of those we serve.

Gift Catalogue

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!

View our Gift Catalogue

Meet our Executive Team

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Stephen Wile

Chief Executive Officer
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Dean Kurpjuweit

Executive Director
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Rosanne Goetz

Director of Communications and Marketing
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Bill Nixon

Managing Director
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Rowena Browne

Chief Development Officer
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Janet Mathieson

Chief People Officer


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.

View our Accountability Policies