August 22, 2022

A New Way to HELP Those Experiencing Homelessness

The Human-Centered Engagement and Liaison Partnership, or more commonly known as HELP, was started in January of 2021. This partnership…

Community, Edmonton, Emergency Services, Community Engagement, Edmonton Police Service

June 29, 2022

Expanding Our Reach in Strathcona

After 4 years of renovations the Strathcona Neighbour Centre had it's grand opening in June. Doors will officially open by…

Edmonton, Shelter, Neighbour Centre

March 17, 2022

Laundry for all: How two women are trying to make laundry services more accessible

After The Neighbour Centre had to close temporarily due to renovations, Alycia and Raelene saw a gap emerge in accessible…

Community, Edmonton, Neighbour Centre, Laundry

February 23, 2022

Hope in the Midst of a Pandemic: Bryan's Story

After moving to Canada from Uganda, Bryan came to The Mustard Seed looking for refuge. Now, over two years later,…

Community, Edmonton, Employee, SeedStories

February 9, 2022

Walking Together: The Good Samaritan Society Is Doing Their Part for CNOY

“We are truly better together.” This sentiment has never been truer as The Mustard Seed, and the rest of the…

Edmonton, Events, Coldest Night of the Year

January 18, 2022

Boxed Blessings: Spreading Joy One Box at a Time

Who knew a simple conversation on a train one afternoon could turn into a fundraiser aimed at helping our most…

Community, Donation, Edmonton, Care Package, Thank You, Give Back, Support

December 21, 2021

The Family Gift Centre: Bringing Christmas Joy to Those in Need

The Family Gift Center, an event put on each during the Christmas season by The Mustard Seed Edmonton that gives…

Community, Gift, Edmonton, Christmas, Toy Drive, Kids

April 12, 2021

The Story Behind Our 'Hope Grows Here' Collection

We are so excited to have launched our exclusive HOPE GROWS HERE Merchandise Collection in support of the Mustard Seed…

Edmonton, Thrift Store, Employment

April 12, 2021

Supporters Help Residents Thrive at Open Door Manor

"Helping people into housing, and helping them maintain housing is at the core of ‘Loving thy neighbour’…"

Edmonton, Support, Homelessness, Poverty, Housing, Staff, Team

April 12, 2021

Supporters Help Create New Beginnings at Westwood Manor

For those who are experiencing homelessness, having access to housing and supports at a site like Westwood Manor can be…

Edmonton, Support, Homelessness, Poverty, Housing, Staff, Team

April 12, 2021

Housing Support Programs Help Create Lasting Positive Change

Finding safe, stable, and affordable housing is a major challenge for people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty.

Edmonton, Support, Homelessness, Poverty, Housing, Staff, Team

January 29, 2021

Purchase with a PURPOSE

Did you know that The Mustard Seed has our very own Thrift Store? Located in the Montrose and Highlands neighbourhoods…

Edmonton, Local, Thrift Store, Second Hand, Retail

December 17, 2020

Ice Cream, Coffee, & Music: Local businesses team up for 5th annual holiday giveback campaign

The Mustard Seed is truly fortunate to collaborate once again with three local treasures this Christmas season. Monogram Coffee, Made…

Community, Edmonton, Calgary, Holiday Campaign, Ellen Doty, Made by Marcus, Monogram Coffee, Local

October 6, 2020

The Mustard Seed Celebrates Opening of its Thrift Store in Edmonton

On September 26, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to commemorate the official grand opening of the Mustard Seed Thrift…

Edmonton, Thrift Store, Second Hand, Janis Irwin, Grand Opening

October 1, 2020

Christian Care Centre Hosts Backyard BBQ Thrift Sale

On September 12, The Mustard Seed’s Christian Care Centre hosted the Backyard BBQ Thrift Sale with proceeds going towards supporting…

Edmonton, Events, BBQ, Christian Care Centre, Thrift

September 2, 2020

The Mustard Seed’s 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

On Tuesday, August 25, The Mustard Seed’s 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament presented by the Cord Group raised $76,000.00!

Edmonton, Events, Golf

June 3, 2020

Introducing The Dinner2Door Program

The Mustard Seed has launched its Dinner2Door program which delivers hot meals to Edmontonians in need who are unable to…

Community, Programming, Edmonton

January 24, 2020

Edmonton Communities Launch the Boyle McCauley Mobile Health Clinic Bus

On January 22, The Mustard Seed (TMS) along with community partners, Mint Pharmacy, Boyle McCauley Health Centre, and TELUS Health…

Edmonton, Health Clinic, Health Bus

September 24, 2018

Horsing Around: The Mustard Seed’s Equine Therapy Program Gives Courage

A year ago, if you told Monika she would be saddling a horse on her own and riding trails, she…

Programming, Edmonton

August 28, 2018

Effective Compassion: Harm Reduction as a Response to the Opioid Epidemic

Together, it is our goal to raise awareness to the current opioid crisis, and ensure we as a community are…

Edmonton, Addiction, Harm Reduction

August 17, 2018

Harvesting Hope One Vegetable at a Time

For the last six years, Lady Flower Gardens (LFG) has become a weekly respite for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty…

Community, Programming, Edmonton, Wellness, Garden, Food Bank

May 29, 2018

Better Together: A Year after the Mosaic Centre Merger

June 15, 2018 will mark 365 days since The Mustard Seed merged with northeast Edmonton’s Mosaic Centre. Like any other…

Edmonton, Mosaic Centre, Employee, Staff, Family, Team, Merger

May 7, 2018

Making a Difference: Velma E. Baker School

This year, the ‘Wise Wolves’ Grade 3 class at Velma E. Baker School dedicated themselves to being difference makers.

Community, Edmonton, Thank You, Give Back, Volunteer, Fundraiser

April 6, 2018

The Mosaic Centre’s PATH Program Supplying More than Bus Passes

Some of the individuals in our community cannot afford to purchase a bus pass. Here at The Mustard Seed’s Mosaic…

Edmonton, Mosaic Centre, Homelessness, Poverty

March 16, 2018

Sekou’s Story

A community participant named Sekou came to Canada one year ago after living in a Sierra Leone refugee camp for…

Edmonton, Story, Employment, Hope

February 13, 2018

Grandma Karin and the Mosaic Centre Family

Wednesday mornings are a special time at Mosaic Centre. We have a very wonderful lady who comes to do crafts…

Community, Edmonton, Art, Mosaic Centre, Family

December 11, 2017

A Grandma Who Cared Enough to Make Something

It all started 10 years ago, when Terry Gauthier – a mother of two, and grandmother to four grandchildren and…

Community, Donation, Edmonton, Give Back

November 8, 2017

Why Giving Gloves and Toques is not Just About Giving Gloves and Toques

Last week in Edmonton, Alex Ovechkin, the star left winger of the Washington Capitals, saw a man in need and…

Edmonton, Homelessness, Cold, Winter, Weather

August 10, 2017

Hate to Hope

Chevi Rabbit stands in front of the underwear bin at The Mustard Seed and stops. The shelves are empty. You…

Community, Edmonton, Events, Donate, Hope

July 19, 2017

The Food Bank

After visiting the Food Bank at The Mustard Seed Church in Edmonton’s inner city, Sarah sits on the steps. Beside…

Edmonton, Food Bank, Donate

June 22, 2017

The Mustard Seed’s 15th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

It was a gorgeous, sunny day with blue skies on the Highlands Golf Club in Edmonton. Kim and her 19-year-old…

Edmonton, Events, Volunteer, Fundraiser

June 15, 2017

The Mustard Seed Welcomes Mosaic Centre

The Mustard Seed is excited to announce its newest partnership with northeast Edmonton’s Mosaic Centre. On June 15, the two…

Community, Edmonton, Mosaic Centre, Merger

May 29, 2017

From Prison into the Community

Brigitte has been out of prison for four years. She won’t discuss her crime or her sentence. She’s silent about…

Community, Edmonton, Wellness, Prison, Reintegration, Transition

May 23, 2017

Hockey Helps the Homeless

Hockey Helps the Homeless is a national organization based out of Toronto. It has raised 10 million dollars to combat…

Community, Edmonton, Events, Fundraiser

April 24, 2017

A Family of Volunteers

Every Thursday, you will find them at The Mustard Seed church in downtown Edmonton. Gary, Mitzie Deehan, and their daughter,…

Edmonton, Thank You, Give Back, Volunteer, Family, National Volunteer Week

March 1, 2017

Remembering Ricky

They call themselves Jordahl Strong. It doesn’t take long to figure out where the name came from.

Community, Edmonton, CNOY

December 28, 2016

Gifts and More

“For the past two years, my kids never woke up to presents.” It’s a terrible memory of holidays past. Grace,…

Community, Donation, Edmonton, Christmas

December 23, 2016

Life After Prison: Nick’s Tale of Reintegration

Life after prison can be a difficult transition for individuals looking for a fresh start. The Mustard Seed’s Open Door…

Edmonton, Prison, Reintegration, Transition, Hope

December 6, 2016

Help Portrait Gives a ‘Picture Perfect’ Gift to Those in Need

“I feel beautiful!” It’s been a long time since Eliza felt that way. Today, she has makeup applied by a…

Community, Edmonton

November 1, 2016

Overcoming Employment Barriers in Old Strathcona

When you don’t have a permanent address, phone number or even basic identification finding an employer that is willing to…

Community, Programming, Edmonton, Employment, Neighbour Centre

October 19, 2016

The Diaper Lady

At The Mustard Seed we believe a small seed or deed can grow into something big. A great example…

Community, Donation, Edmonton, In-Kind Donation

October 15, 2016

The View From the Other Side

It’s been 10 months since I left CTV news as a journalist. I’ve re-invented myself as media, communications consultant. I…

Donation, Edmonton, Thank You, In-Kind Donation, Thanksgiving

September 30, 2016

Fort Mac Family Appreciates the Small Things as They Rebuild in Edmonton

Like many other families, Roberta, Randy and their four children’s lives would be changed drastically on May 3, 2016. It’s…

Community, Edmonton, Support

August 30, 2016

If the Shoes Fit

Working at the Personal Assistance Centre (PAC) has given me a chance to work one-on-one with a lot of community…

Edmonton, Support, Staff

August 2, 2016

The Mustard Seed Community Gardens Grows Hope for Those in Need

“Thanks to the nourishing rains, the plants are growing at the three gardens that The Mustard Seed community manages. I…

Community, Practicum, Edmonton, Student, Summer, Garden

July 20, 2016

The Mustard Seed is Seeking Graffiti Run Participants Willing to go the Extra Mile!

Looking for a way to make each step count at the Edmonton Graffiti Run this year?

Edmonton, Events

June 15, 2016

The Mustard Seed Expands its Ministry in Edmonton

The Mustard Seed is joining forces with another Edmonton social service agency located in Old Strathcona – The Neighbour Centre…

Edmonton, Team, Merger, Neighbour Centre

June 10, 2016

Jerry Gives Back to The Mustard Seed

Jerry could barely contain his glee when he was told by The Mustard Seed Chaplain that he could host Alcoholics…

Edmonton, Volunteer, Addiction, Recovery, Hope

June 10, 2016

The Mustard Seed Baseball Team Builds Community

The Mustard Seed baseball team, also known as The Inner-City Sluggers, plays every year during the summer months in a…

Community, Edmonton

May 26, 2016

World-Renowned Artist Fights Poverty with a Paintbrush

For art lovers everywhere, the chance to paint with world famous artist Lewis Lavoie is an opportunity many would never…

Edmonton, Events, Art, Poverty

May 20, 2016

Tee-Off Against Golf Pro Christina Lecuyer for Charity

For the third year in a row, Edmonton golfers will get to show off their best golf swing against professional…

Edmonton, Events, Golf

May 10, 2016

ATB Donation Resolves Transportation Barriers

It is frustrating and often discouraging to access programs and much needed services when you’re living paycheque to paycheque and…

Community, Donation, Edmonton, In-Kind Donation

April 8, 2016

Donations Are Always Gratefully Accepted

Your donations of clothing, hygiene items (including diapers) and household items are so important to the people we serve at…

Donation, Edmonton, In-Kind Donation

April 1, 2016

Demand for Food Hampers is Increasing

If you take a look at what is happening at the Food Depot at The Mustard Seed, you will see…

Edmonton, Food Bank, Donate

March 1, 2016

A Homeless Man’s Prayer

As I walked through Edmonton’s inner-city accompanied by the youth of Grand Centre Alliance Church on a social issues walk,…

Edmonton, Homelessness, Spiritual Care

January 29, 2016

The Importance of Having a Safe Home

Kim lived on the streets for over a year and a half. She struggles with addictions and mental illness, but…

Edmonton, Mental Health, Story, Addiction, Housing, Residents

January 29, 2016

Dave’s Wish Comes True

After being homeless for five years, Dave finally got his Christmas wish: a place of his own.

Edmonton, Give Back, Housing, Hope

January 6, 2016

The Perfect Fit

A lovely lady came into the store at The Mustard Seed one evening. Her coat was very worn out and…

Edmonton, Story, Employee, Staff, Spiritual Care

January 6, 2016

Charity Event Makes the Cut

As the temperature began to drop in Edmonton, Chad and his team at Concrete Blonde Hair Body Salon wanted to…

Donation, Edmonton, Events, Give Back, In-Kind Donation

December 24, 2015

Thank You for Giving Hope YYC/YEG

Christmas is a time of celebration and hope, but it can often seem hopeless for people experiencing homelessness and poverty.…

Edmonton, Calgary, Thank You, Christmas

December 2, 2015

Second Glance Clothing Offers a Second Chance for Community

Linda Blumenthal believes she can help fight poverty and homelessness in Leduc by supporting The Mustard Seed in Edmonton.

Community, Edmonton, Give Back, Donate, Donor

October 27, 2015

The Gift of Hope Inspires the Gift of Art

A few months ago, an older gentleman came into my office carrying a large plastic bag. He greeted me with…

Edmonton, Story, Shelter, Staff, Hope