Summer 2020 Curb Notes Issue 41– Men’s Mission

Featured Stories

Seeking Help and Finding Hope at Men’s Mission

“I spent a night on a park bench and when I woke up, I was like “Wow, so this is rock bottom”. Joseph had been… Read more

Men’s Mission: Cultivating Collaboration and Compassion Amidst Pandemic

“In a pandemic, we’re not switching on the idea that Men’s Mission is an essential service because it was already switched on,” said Gordon Russell, Director of Shelters. “It’s essential because…Read more

Men’s Mission and the Current “Crisis” – A Word from Executive Director Peter Rozeluk

Photo of Mission Services of London's Executive Director, Peter Rozeluk

The response to COVID-19 prompted a reflection on words and government spending. Words because some are overused and have lost their meaning and government spending because I have not seen anything like it… Read more

Annual Fill Up the Bus Campaign to Set Children up for Success

On Aug. 25, join us between 12 pm and 5 pm in our parking lot at York St. and Rectory St. for our annual Fill Up the Bus event! You can help families and children in need by donating school supplies like backpacks as well as child-size face masks and travel-size hand sanitizer during this uncertain time. “Fill Up the Bus will benefit all of the children at Rotholme Family Shelter for the next school year,” said Stacey Wilson, Program Supervisor of Rotholme. As many children do not have the supplies they need to start school this fall, all donations will help to set them up for a successful year.

While it is currently unknown if students will be returning to classrooms full time this fall, it is important for each child to be prepared to engage with school work whether it is completed in school buildings or with the help of parents elsewhere. “If schools are not open this coming September, children will still be working on school work outside of the classroom… School supplies are used by the children to keep their minds active,” explained Stacey.

Please note that we will be taking precautionary measures during the event to keep all donors and staff safe. This includes a physically distanced drop-off of the school supplies donated for children at Rotholme.

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of children in need this school year. We hope to see you on Aug. 25 to Fill Up the Bus!

For more information about Fill Up the Bus, please visit

COVID-19: Update and Q&A with Executive Director, Peter Rozeluk

In this video, Peter Rozeluk, Executive Director of Mission Services of London, offers an update on our continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic across our five branches of service.

If you would like to join our efforts, please consider making an online donation to our COVID-19 Response Fund to provide PPE to essential staff; emergency shelter, nourishing meals, and more for neighbours in need. To learn more or give today, please visit the COVID-19 Response Fund web page.

Thank You to all COVID-19 Response Fund Donors!

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who has donated to our COVID-19 Response Fund. Your support has secured vital PPE for essential staff; emergency shelter, balanced meals, and much more for neighbours in need. Your kindness and care for others has made a meaningful difference in the lives of those most vulnerable in our community.

If you would like to join our efforts at this time, we would be most appreciative of donations made online at Thank you for helping neighbours in need during this challenging time.

More Articles