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Fontbonne Ministries


To be a sustainable expression of the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph.


Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto, offers diverse programs that are welcoming and inclusive. The charity was founded in 2000 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, a community of women who, through their compassionate presence, respond to various needs. Fontbonne Ministries continues, with the Sisters, their mission of reflecting the love of God and neighbour. The ministries are:
Fontbonne Place provides affordable, rent-geared-to-income housing for older, single women – 18 apartments in South Riverdale offer a home and the chance to build community with other residents. Tel. 416-467-2640
This outreach centre in South Riverdale offers an accepting environment and sacred space for participants and volunteers. Participants have the opportunity to cook, sew, learn about computers and experience hospitality and community. All are welcome without distinction, especially those who might not otherwise have access to such opportunities. Tel. 416-465-6069
This friendly visiting program responds to individuals seeking emotional, spiritual and social support. Volunteers visit clients in person or by phone for social interaction and to help the clients maintain and extend independence. The ministry serves people throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Tel. 416-465-6069
Located in East York, this ministry offers opportunities to work creatively with clay in a relaxing and friendly studio. All age groups are welcome – no previous experience necessary. Tel. 416-752-2665
This ministry offers older adults a welcoming space in Etobicoke for participants to come together for hospitality and community building. Tel. 416-231-0655
Encouraging young adults 18 - 39-to engage in opportunities that generate spiritual growth and community building. Tel. 416-467-2645


  • We respect each person as a unique expression of God’s love and invite each one to discover her/his giftedness
  • Attentive to changing societal needs, we commit to being a catalyst for change and to providing prophetic leadership
  • We foster a climate of mutual support and collaboration for the fulfillment of human potential
  • We value a quality of presence that is compassionate, hospitable and nourishes body, mind and spirit
  • Valuing the gift of our natural resources, we commit to ecologically sustainable choices

Volunteer Support

Our volunteer program provides diverse opportunities within each ministry, such as assisting participants with crafts or pottery, providing companionship at a drop-in, visiting isolated individuals in their homes or helping with social events and administrative functions. 
Please contact Leanne Kloppenborg, Administrator, at 416-467-2640 or lkloppenborg@csj-to.ca for more information.

Financial Support

Fontbonne Ministries is funded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto and by individual donors. Your ongoing contributions enable us to respond to many unmet needs in our city. 
Please contact Vickie McNally, Development and Communications, at 416-467-2641 or vmcnally@csj-to.ca for more information or to make a donation.

To Contact Us

Visit the Fontbonne Ministries website at www.fontbonneministries.ca. To receive our ministry brochures and to be placed on our newsletter mailing list, call or write us at:
Leanne Kloppenborg, Administrator, lkloppenborg@csj-to.ca
Fontbonne Ministries
101 Thorncliffe Park Drive
Toronto, ON  M4H 1M2
Tel: 416-467-2640
Fax: 416-429-6414


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