MISSION & MANDATE
TRINITY SQUARE CAFE MISSION & VISION STATEMENT
MISSION We facilitate active social participation and concrete skills development in a transitional work environment for people living with mental illness. VISION We believe in the potential of people living with mental illness to contribute productively to their communities.
TRINITY SQUARE CAFE MANDATE Trinity Square Cafe (TSC) is a registered charity operating since 1985. TSC is mandated by the Ontario provincial Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC) to provide a vocational program for people who are living with mental illness. The Ministry of Health classifies TSC as part of their Community Mental Health and Addictions stream, providing Vocational programming. TSC provides a volunteer work orientation and training program in a cafe located in downtown Toronto that is open to the general public for lunch on weekdays.
Trinity Square Cafe is a registered not-for-profit charity with a volunteer community Board of Directors. We are funded by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.
Community, volunteer work and respect are the cornerstones of mental health recovery at Trinity Square Cafe. We assist adults who are living with mental illness by providing a welcoming community volunteer workplace where participants can engage in meaningful volunteer work through employability skills development along with interpersonal, communication and community building skills.
Our Cafe is open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11:30 to 2:30 all year round, except for a two week closure at the end of December.
TRINITY SQUARE CAFE EQUIPMENT FUND
Trinity Square Cafe has been operating since 1985 as a small not-for-profit business. As a not-for-profit we earn money; however, all cafe earnings from sales are used to purchase the groceries for the food items that we sell in the cafe. A very small paid staff are all employed as mental health workers in training who run a cafe business under the direction of a Cafe Manager (the only other paid staff are a part-time Executive Director and bookkeeper). All staff salaries and costs for all program activities are funded entirely by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care/Toronto Central LHIN.
We have no funds designated for ongoing replacement of restaurant equipment beyond smaller items. We’ve set up an EQUIPMENT FUND and are asking for donations to help us continue to meet health and safety Public Health standards by maintaining updated kitchen and restaurant equipment for our cafe. Please donate to our EQUIPMENT FUND. Charitable receipts are available for donations.