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  • 7,728 nights of stay through Crashbeds in 2013-2014.

  • 14,020 Voucher Program visits in 2013-2014.

  • 223,328 nutritious meals served in 2013-2014.

  • Founded in 1951. Offering 5 branches of hope.

  • 30,000+ volunteer hours donated in 2013-2014.

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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mission Store Manager Announcement 01-15

Mission Services of London is pleased to announce the hire of Burton Haggith effective January 26th, 2015 as The Mission Store Manager.

Burton will be assuming responsibility for coordinating all operations of The Mission Store in support of short and long-term goals of Mission Services.  Reporting to Peter Rozeluk, Executive Director, Burton will serve as a member of the Senior Management Team for Mission Services.

Burton has worked in retail management roles for over 10 years, most recently as Assistant Director and Store Manager with ToysRUs Canada.  He has completed extensive retail management training and has a diploma in Computer Systems Technology and Urban & Regional Planning from Fanshawe College. Burton has been responsible for store operations at multiple locations, won national sales awards and managed large-scale merchandising resets projects and new store openings.

Please join me in welcoming Burton to Mission Services of London and providing any support or help he may need. 

Andy Armeniakos
Director of Human Resources

Please join us to say farewell and thank you to Carol Ristine at her retirement celebration on Jan. 28th in the Men’s Mission Chapel on York Street from 2:00 – 3:30pm. All are welcome. See you there!

carol’s retirement announcement

Please plan to attend one of the following Town Hall Meetings to be held at the Men’s Mission Chapel, 459 York Street.

Tues. Feb. 10th from 7:00am – 8:00am

Wed. Feb. 11th from 9:00am – 10:00am

Thurs. Feb. 12th from 3:00pm – 4:00pm


Encouraging those in need in our community to seek safe shelter, especially in extreme weather conditions – CTV London Jan. 6, 2015:

Mission Services of London is pleased to announce the hire of Jessica Weaver as Donor Relations Assistant effective January 5th, 2015.  Jessica will be filling a one year contract position, reporting to the Director of Fundraising/Development.

Jessica holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Carleton University and recently graduated with a Post-Degree Diploma in Not-For-Profit Management from the University of Western Ontario. She also holds a TESL Certificate and taught English for 3 years in South Korea.

During last summer, Jessica was a Campaign Assistant with the Elgin-St. Thomas United Way, having planned and organized numerous events and promotional material for campaigns. Jessica also has facilitated a Strategic Planning workshop for Pillar Nonprofit Network, and has experience using Raiser’s Edge database.  In addition, Jessica has created a volunteer orientation package, including training materials on volunteer recruitment, recognition and retention practices for the United Way.

Mission Services of London is pleased to announce that Mahshid Pishkar has been awarded the contract position as Finance Coordinator at Head Office. Mahshid’s   contract will run from January 5th, 2015 through July 31st, 2015 and will report to the Director of Finance.

Mahshid is a seasoned professional with a BSc Accounting and is on Level 3 towards her Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation.  She brings experience in accounting, financial analysis, administration, forecasting, and budgeting and for the last 2 years was the Accounting Controller Assistant for Lumberjack Home Hardware.


Mission Services of London is pleased to announce the hire of Sarah Kruk as a Casual Relief Life Coach and Night Staff at Quintin Warner House, effective December 8th, 2014.

Sarah is currently a student at Kings College, at the University of Western Ontario.  In the past, Sarah has been a staff volunteer at the Northpark Community Church for children’s Day Camps, as well as volunteering at a nursing home. Since July 2013 Sarah has volunteered at the Thames Valley Children’s Centre as a peer mentor for disabled youth.

Please join me in welcoming Jessica, Mahshid and Sarah to Mission Services of London and providing any support or help they may need in their new roles.

Andy Armeniakos
Director of Human Resources

We can’t say whether the weather on Feb. 21, 2015 will indeed be the coldest day of the winter. We can say that it marks the fourth time that Mission Services of London will be the London host for a special event. The Coldest Night of the Year is a fantastically fun, family-friendly Winter WALK. It is a walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in 65 communities across Canada, including London.

The 2, 5 and 10km WALK will be on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 starting at Catholic Central High School on Dundas Street. Registration at 4:00pm, Kick-off at 5:00pm and WALK starts at 5:15pm. Stay for chili and social time afterward!

For general information on how to start, join or pledge a team and to register, please see the main CNOY site:

For more details on how you can get involved as a volunteer or sponsor, contact Mission Services of London directly: 519-433-2807 ext. 109.

As you may know, Brenda Chapman, Director of HR, will be retiring from Mission Services on Dec. 24th. To celebrate her entering into the next chapter of her life, there will be a gathering on Wednesday, December 17th from 2-4 pm at the Men’s Mission in the chapel.


DATE: Monday, Dec. 15, 2014   

TIME: 1 – 3 PM

LOCATION: Streetscape Office.

Please come join us for some festive fun and food.




Thank you to the Events Committee for organizing a fun Christmas Party at YFC on Nov. 28th!

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Mission Services of London is pleased to announce the hire of Andy Armeniakos as Director of Human Resources, effective November 24, 2014.  Andy will be assuming responsibility for all phases of Human Resources including employee relations, recruiting, staff training and development, performance management, health and safety, compensation and benefits.  Reporting to Peter Rozeluk, Executive Director, Andy will serve as a member of the Senior Management Team for Mission Services.

Andy has completed his Canadian Human Resources Management (CHRM) diploma and is a member of the Human Resource Professionals Association.  With over 25 years of experience, Andy has worked in both unionized and non-unionized industries in Canada and the United States.  Most recently Andy worked as a District Human Resources Manager for Southwestern Ontario for Walmart Canada, where he was recognized for his ability to lead and develop talent/teams through a Change Management Focus built through engaged employees.

Andy and his wife Ellen have two daughters Stavroula, age 14 and Ekaterini, age 12.  In his spare time, Andy enjoys both playing and coaching soccer.

Armeniakos, Andy 11-14

Mission Services of London is pleased to announce that Julie Murphy has been awarded the full-time position of Rehabilitation Counsellor / Housing Stability Worker at Rotholme Women’s and Family Shelter, effective November 24, 2014.  Julie will report to Shelley Stewart, Program Supervisor.

Julie joined Mission Services of London in June 2013 as a casual relief Resident Care Worker.  Commencing in November 2013, Julie assumed the role of Rehabilitation Counsellor covering for a maternity leave for one year. Julie holds an Honors specialization in Sociology degree from University of Western Ontario, King’s College as well as a Social Service Worker Diploma through Fanshawe College and a Human Services
Service Foundation Diploma through Lambton College.

Murphy, Julie 11-14


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