Our mission is to unite Christians of all denominations through joint participation in social projects and prayer.
About Centretown Churches Social Action Committee
The Centretown Churches Social Action Committee (CCSAC) was started in 1967 by nine churches to respond to social needs in the Centretown area of Ottawa. CCSAC has undertaken many initiatives on behalf of people who are socially and economically disadvantaged in our community. Since 1978, CCSAC’s main project has been oversight of the Centretown Emergency Food Centre (CEFC). CCSAC’s mandate also includes advocacy for social justice, especially for issues relating to poverty. Today, CCSAC is supported by 23 churches in Ottawa's downtown core.
The Food Centre’s mandate is to serve those in need in the Centretown area bordered by Wellington Street on the north, Billings Bridge to the south, Lyon Street to the west and Main Street, including Lees Avenue, to the east. While the nature of our clientele has shifted over the years as the demographics of our catchment area have changed, demand for food from people living on social assistance, with disabilities and on low-income jobs has remained throughout the years and, in recent years, has started to grow again. In particular, the Centre now serves a higher number of children due to the recent increase in amount of subsidized housing available for families in Centretown.
We are host the annual Walk for the Centre Walkathon every October. Click here for more information.