For over 35 years, The Mustard Seed has been a safe, supportive haven for individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness. We offer services and supports to those in need with the goal of helping them make positive, lasting change in their lives.

We come alongside our community, offering a hand-up rather than simply a hand-out, and journey with them as they move towards a life of wellness and independence.

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Calgary Services

Calgary SEEDReach

Our mobile outreach team, SEEDReach, assists our unhoused and at-risk population. They are dedicated to providing accessible, holistic, and wraparound supports for individuals on the street. The team consists of registered social workers, advocates, and nursing staff, who record more than 100 client interactions each month.

Contact our team by calling or texting 403.801.9126.

Calgary Wellness Centre

Our Wellness Centre staff work with agencies across Calgary to provide advocacy, mental health and addiction counselling, chaplaincy, tax clinics and legal advice. Advocates also connect with guests to provide assistance when applying for Alberta Works, AISH, and obtaining referrals for clothing, prescription glasses, and legal assistance.


Location

Wellness Centre

1010 Centre St S,

Calgary, AB, T2G 1B3

587.393.4020

WellnessCGY@theseed.ca

Calgary Foothills Shelter

We meet the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness and poverty by providing individuals with emergency shelter, food, clothing, hot showers, and hygiene supplies.

Transportation to and from our shelter is provided daily from our Downtown Neighbour Centre.

Currently, we have a capacity of 370 adults every night.

Location

Foothills Shelter

7025 44 St SE,

Calgary, AB, T2C 4E8

403.723.9422

info@theseed.ca

Calgary Housing

Our permanent supportive housing provides low-income Calgarians with more than just a safe, secure, private apartment of their own. Residents are supported with a community (events/activities, amenities, housekeeping), education (free access to computers and employment coaching), and health care (Wellness Centre located on the main floor).

Our supportive housing programs allow us to help people from all walks of life and provide vital community support for:

  • people who need a safe place
  • seniors living on a fixed income
  • new immigrants to Canada
  • people with disabilities
  • people who have special needs


The Mustard Seed has a total of 274 supportive living housing units in Calgary.

For information or to apply, please contact us.

Location

1010 Centre

1010 Centre St SE,

Calgary, AB, T2G 0V8

403.767.2417

PSHintake@theseed.ca

Calgary Neighbour Centres

Our centres offer local neighbourhoods a greater sense of community and well-being among their members. They welcome and provide a safe space, offering a variety of services, from a cup of coffee to employment support, workshops, after-school programming, and much more.

Today we offer Neighbour Centres in:

  • Marlborough Park
  • Manchester Industrial
  • Shaganappi
  • Victoria Park (downtown)

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Calgary Community Engagement

Our Community Engagement programs facilitate a variety of educational opportunities surrounding issues related to poverty and homelessness to various groups including churches, community groups, and schools.

SEEDschool
Since 2017, SEEDschool has existed as a program of The Mustard Seed in partnership with Campus Calgary/Open Minds, which provides Calgary teachers with the opportunity to move their classes to The Mustard Seed downtown for an entire week of curriculum-based experience. Teachers design and implement a year-long interdisciplinary study that uses the week at The Mustard Seed as a catalyst for learning.

SeedServe
Formerly known as DEMOcrew, SeedServe is a multi-day experience that has existed at The Mustard Seed in Calgary since 1996. Offered to churches, schools, and colleges/universities, SeedServe seeks to expose and educate students about the issues of poverty and homelessness. This transformational experience offers insight into these issues through service opportunities, hands-on experience, and dialogue with individuals who have lived experience.

Location

Downtown Neighbour Centre

102 11 Ave SE,

Calgary, AB, T2G 0X5

1.833.448.4673

info@theseed.ca

Calgary Employment

The Employment Services team works closely with clients to help them find meaningful, dignified work, and financial stability. Our coaches help individuals with:

  • Skills development
  • Resume building
  • Job searches
  • Employment retention assistance
  • Access to work attire and protective equipment


Calgary Spiritual Care

The Mustard Seed provides opportunities to meet the spiritual needs of its community; as a Christian organization, spiritual care is the cornerstone of what we do. Our programs are welcome to everyone and are voluntary to those who seek them.

Bible Study:
Downtown Neighbour Centre
Monday @ 3 p.m. | Wednesday @ 1 p.m. | Friday @ 9 a.m.

Chaplain David is available upon request by calling 403.462.0704 or emailing davids@theseed.ca.

Video Bible Study:
Downtown Neighbour Centre
Thursday @ 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Additionally, we offer bible studies and church service for our guests at our shelter and residents in our housing - there is a full-time chaplain at each location.

Edmonton Services

Edmonton Shelter

More details to come.

Edmonton Employment

The Employment Services team works closely with clients to help them find purposeful, dignifying work and financial stability. Employment coaches help individuals with skills development, resume building, job searches, employment retention assistance, and access to work attire and protective equipment.

Our SEEDworks program partners with local business and organizations to provide individuals facing barriers to market employment with workplace experience and a liveable wage while learning transferable skills.

Edmonton Housing

The Mustard Seed’s Housing Support programs connects community participants with safe, affordable housing and vital community supports.

The Mustard Seed Westwood Manor is a 20-unit permanent, supportive housing initiative that serves men and women with a history of chronic homelessness through a harm reduction model. Residents can access support staff onsite 24/7 and provides encompassing services that include life skills development, medication assistance, addiction supports, crisis management, and referrals to other services.

Open Doors Manor is a 16-unit apartment building that acts as a transitional, semi-supportive housing unit for clients reintegrating back from the prison system. The building provides safe, low-cost housing clients can count on as they reintegrate and reconnect with friends and family.

Learn more about our two new supportive housing buildings, Prairie Manor and Canora Centre.

Edmonton Wellness

Our staff of wellness advocates help community participants navigate social support systems to obtain identification, income supports, housing and other social services.

Our advocates work collaboratively with other programs and community partners, and help provide access to other resources to improve overall well-being.

Get started now:

  • Please fax all Referrals to The Wellness Centre

Printable PDF Form
Print and fax to: 1-833-381-0920

The Mustard Seed Thrift Store

The Mustard Seed Thrift Store is open to everyone and offers customers a sustainable shopping option, along with a dignified shopping experience of a clean, modern boutique environment. The Mustard Seed Thrift Store Referral Program is also available for those in need of hygiene, household, and clothing items.

The store offers everything from home goods, to bedding, to trendy clothing, and much more. Profits from our store go towards The Mustard Seed’s Employment Program, so when you choose to shop at The Mustard Seed Thrift Store you can shop knowing your purchase has made a difference.

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Location

The Mustard Seed Thrift Store

6527 118 Ave,

Edmonton, AB, T5W 1G5

780.479.5629

JocelynLapointe@theseed.ca

Edmonton Reintegration

The Mustard Seed’s Open Door Welcome Centre is available for former inmates who face barriers to obtaining housing and employment as they reintegrate into the community. Our reintegration chaplains journey with those transitioning from prison and we seek to be an open door where they can imagine a new future.

Edmonton Community Engagement

Our Community Engagement programs facilitate a variety of educational opportunities surrounding issues related to poverty and homelessness to various groups including churches, community groups, and schools.

Edmonton Spiritual Care

The Mustard Seed provides opportunities to meet the spiritual needs of its community; as a Christian organization, spiritual care is the cornerstone of what we do. Our programs are welcome to everyone and are voluntary to those who seek it.

Kamloops Services

Health & Wellness

For over 35 years, The Mustard Seed has been a safe, supportive haven for individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness. We offer health and wellness supports to those in need with the goal of helping them make positive, lasting change in their lives.

The Mustard Seed works with a variety of community agencies in Kamloops to provide advocacy and access to resources that support our participant’s whole selves. Our advocates help community participants navigate social support systems and provide access to other resources that improve overall health and wellness. In order to support healthy relationships with one another, we offer our participants community-based programming that encourage a state of well-being across mind, body, and soul. We care for the whole person by providing a variety of Health and Wellness programs and services.

Location

The Mustard Seed Health & Wellness Centre

181 Victoria St W,

Kamloops, BC, V2C 5L7

250-372-9898

WellnessKAM@theseed.ca

Men's Recovery Program

Men’s Recovery Program offers housing, meals, and supports in a sober environment for men working to rebuild their lives after addiction and/or homelessness. There are 17 private bedrooms and a shared common living space where residents can enjoy time together.

Outreach Centre

Our Outreach Centre has provided poverty relief services in the city since 1980. Clients can access advocacy and support services through the Outreach Centre, as well as nourishing meals and other essential material resources.

Location

The Mustard Seed Outreach Centre

181 Victoria St W,

Kamloops, BC, V2C 5L7

250.434.9898

infokamloops@theseed.ca

Employment

The Mustard Seed Simply Catering Service provides skills development and employment opportunities for those facing barriers to market employment. All proceeds from the social enterprise got to directly support The Mustard Seed’s programs and services.

Thrift Store

The Thrift Store is an elevated and dignifying shopping experience. We accept new or gently-used clothing, jewelry, household décor, and small household items. Proceeds from the Thrift Store are used to support Mustard Seed programs and services.

Donations can be dropped off Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the alley behind the Thrift Store. Please ring the doorbell and someone will assist you.

Location

The Mustard Seed Thrift Store

342 Seymour St,

Kamloops, BC, V2C 2G2

250.372.2273

DianaCorriveau@theseed.ca

Spiritual Care

The Mustard Seed provides opportunities to meet the spiritual needs of its community; as a Christian organization, spiritual care is the cornerstone of what we do. Our programs are welcome to everyone and are voluntary to those who seek it.

Medicine Hat Services

Medicine Hat Community Centre

Opening in April 2019, today The Mustard Seed Community Centre meets the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness and poverty by providing:

  • Daily Meal Program (Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.)
  • Clothing
  • Hygiene Supplies
  • Washer & Dryer

Location

The Mustard Seed Community Centre

503A Allowance Ave S.E.,

Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 3E4

1.833.448.4673

InfoMedicineHat@theseed.ca

Medicine Hat Wellness Centre

Our mission is to support and care for the whole person. Through our Health & Wellness program, we support and aid people who are experiencing homelessness and poverty to improve their overall health and well-being through a client-centered program that is tailored to individual strengths.

Advocacy is the basis of our health and wellness programming, providing navigation through systems that are challenging for those experiencing environmental, social, and cognitive barriers. Our wrap-around care includes access to health services, such as counseling, assessment, and occupational therapy, as well as system navigation to access food and clothing, ID services, transportation, health education, and financial security and benefits.


Services offered:

  • Mental Health Counselling:
    • Unlimited sessions with a mental health counsellor
    • Access to clinical groups
  • Advocacy including:
    • Intake – introduction & referrals to services
    • System navigation
  • Assistance obtaining:
    • Government & various forms of ID including Birth Certificate applications
    • Alberta Works, AISH, CPP, & other government run financial programs
    • Alberta Adult Health Benefit program
    • Medical care
  • Referrals for:
    • Tax completion & CRA assistance
    • Community organizations
    • Housing
    • Addiction Recovery
    • Mental Health Supports
    • Outreach
    • Employment supports
    • STI education, testing, & treatment
    • General information, guidance, and support
  • Coming Soon:
    • Occupational Theory

Get started now:

  • Please fax all Referrals to The Wellness Centre

Printable PDF Form
Print and fax to: 1-855-978-1522

Location

The Mustard Seed Community Centre

503A Allowance Ave SE,

Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 3E4

1.825.222.4747

wellnessmh@theseed.ca

Medicine Hat Shelter

The Mustard Seed offers a haven for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty for up to 30 adults every night.

Support includes:

  • Emergency Shelter
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Hot Showers
  • Hygiene Supplies

To help these individuals move forward, essential programming is provided through our Community Centre, where they can access housing, employment, health & wellness supports, and more!

Location

Medicine Hat Shelter

737 8 St SE,

Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1M6

1-833-448-4673

InfoMedicineHat@theseed.ca

Medicine Hat Spiritual Care

The Mustard Seed provides opportunities to meet the spiritual needs of its community. As a Christian organization, spiritual care is the cornerstone of what we do and our programs are welcome to everyone and are voluntary to those who seek it.

Red Deer Services

Red Deer Community Support Centre

The Mustard Seed meets the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness and poverty by providing our community with warm meals, clothing, and hygiene products.

Location

Community Support Centre Red Deer

6002 54 Ave,

Red Deer, AB, T4N 4M8

1-833-448-4673

InfoRedDeer@theseed.ca

Red Deer Wellness Centre

The barriers preventing people from transitioning out of poverty and homelessness are as unique as the individuals facing them. Our wellness advocate breaks down these barriers by meeting with clients to determine which programs and services best meet their needs. These health and wellness services include counselling; medical doctors and nurses; assistance with obtaining ID, employment, income support, and housing; community resources; drop-in programming; and much more.

Location

Community Support Centre Red Deer

6002 54 Ave,

Red Deer, AB, T4N 4M8

1-833-448-4673

InfoRedDeer@theseed.ca

Red Deer The Mustard Seed Shelter

The Mustard Seed shelter works on a housing first method while providing emergency support for those experiencing homelessness by providing up to 46 individuals with shelter, breakfast, hot showers, hygiene supplies, and laundry.

  • Hours of operation: 8pm-8am
  • Check-in time: 8pm-10pm

Location

Community Support Centre Red Deer

6002 54 Ave,

Red Deer, AB, T4N 4M8

1-833-448-4673

InfoRedDeer@theseed.ca

Red Deer School Lunch Program

The Mustard Seed School Lunch Program ensures youth experiencing poverty receive healthy nutritious lunches during the school year. The program makes and delivers 500+ meals to low-income students, each day.

If your school is interested in joining this program send your requests to SchoolLunchRD@theseed.ca

Red Deer Spiritual Care

The Mustard Seed provides opportunities to meet the spiritual needs of its community; as a Christian organization, spiritual care is the cornerstone of what we do. Our programs are welcome to everyone and are voluntary to those who seek it.

THE MUSTARD SEED COMMUNITY HUBS

We recognize that poverty is no longer confined within the blocks of our downtown cores and we understand the value of going out into communities and providing supports to those in need. Located in Edmonton and Calgary, our three community hubs create a greater sense of community and well-being that emphasize the importance of prevention in the fight to eliminate homelessness and reduce poverty. These hubs act as a welcoming community space and offer a variety of services from a cup of coffee, to employment support, workshops, after-school programming, and much more.