St. Stephen's Community House participants

About Us

St. Stephen’s Community House is a unique, community-based social service agency that has been serving the needs of Kensington Market and other neighbourhoods in Toronto since 1962. We are dedicated to making our communities stronger, happier and healthier.

With more than 100 staff and the support of almost 550 volunteers, our nine locations offer services for more than 25,200 people a year and address the most pressing issues in our community: hunger, homelessness, unemployment, isolation, conflict, violence, HIV and AIDS, youth alienation and integration of immigrants.


Creating Opportunities. Strengthening Communities.


St. Stephen’s envisions an inclusive community in which harmony, empowerment and opportunity create social and economic justice and a better quality of life for all.


St. Stephen’s works with individuals and communities primarily in downtown west Toronto to identify, prevent and alleviate social and economic problems by creating and providing a range of effective and innovative programs.


The dignity of every human being
Our employees & volunteers
Inclusive decision-making & collaboration
Our role as an advocate
Accountability & sound fiscal management