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Providing Community Support since 1919

Community Care, St. Catharines & Thorold has been meeting the needs of the less advantaged in our community since 1919. The fundamental principles on which the agency was founded have not changed.

Programs range from food and shelter security to emergency services and support that lead to the independence clients strive to achieve.

Although most programs are delivered within the communities of St. Catharines & Thorold, the Trustee and Niagara Nutrition Partners Programs are delivered on a regional basis.

Mission

We compassionately provide vital services and assistance to individuals and families that meet their basic needs and help bridge their journey to self-sufficiency.

Values

Accessibility • Commitment of Volunteers • Compassion • Diversity • Empowerment • Fairness • Flexibility • Fiscal Responsibility • Honesty • Respect • Responsiveness • Openness

History

Our Mission

“I used to cook soup on my stove all day and every day. There was no time when there wasn’t a pan of soup cooking, because I had 400 families to look after.”
Leone Taylor, Founder of Associated Charities

Timeline

2013
January 01

New delivery truck donated

A new delivery truck was donated in honour of our friend Mr. Chuck Smith through The Wise Guys Charity Fund.

2014
January 01

95th Year Anniversary

The 95th Year Anniversary Community Care presently offers 17 programs to those in need in our community.

2017
January 02

19 programs and services

Community Care delivers 19 programs and services to the community.

2019
January 01

100 years of service

Community Care celebrates 100 years of service.

2021
January 01

90th Anniversary

90th Anniversary introduces a new look.

Board Members

Betty-Lou Souter CEO
Lori Sather President
Jeff Moriarty Vice President
Jeff Moriarty Second Vice President
Scott Plugers Treasurer
Judy Reid Secretary
Lori Sather Past President
Marion Seymour-Lichty Honorary Past
President
Mario Lagrotteria
Holly Mundula
Poppy Gilliam
John Osczypko
Dave Upper
Steve Silverman
Directors
Shelley Dix
Ruth Todd
Marion Lichty
Honorary Special Advisors