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Village Mosaic

Crafts at Village MosaicVillage Mosaic offers a welcoming gathering place in South Etobicoke for seniors to come together in a wide variety of programs. Located at 2794 Lake Shore Boulevard West, we invite you to join us in forming a community where you can make connections, establish new relationships, and share your interests.

There’s so many things you can do. So many people live alone so it’s worth it even just for conversation. — a visitor

Our focus is on relationship building, and we hope to give you the opportunity to engage in meaningful experiences to activate your mind, body and spirit in a variety of ways. Journey along with us as we celebrate the seasons and holidays, and take part in our many programs and events. You may even be inspired to initiate and deliver your own programs to others when you’re here.

The centre is just so warm and friendly and it doesn’t matter what race or religion you have. — a visitor

Our Programs and Events

Our events and programs are as varied as our ‘Villagers’ are. Please contact us for program times and details. Here are examples of the types of activities that we offer:

  • Crafting, painting, artwork and art shows
  • Cards and board games
  • Music and dancing
  • Exercise, Yoga and Qigong
  • Movie screenings
  • Prayer services

Our Courses and Services

  • Computer training
  • English as a second language
  • Speakers, seminars and presentations
  • Foot care clinic with Sister Elaine Guidinger

We are pleased to say that in 2010, and every year since, Village Mosaic has been awarded the Gem of the Lakeshore Award, “in recognition of the exceptional services you provide to the residents of Etobicoke-Lakeshore,” as voted by the residents of Ward 6. Thank you!

Irene, a Village Mosaic participant and volunteerA Village Mosaic Story

Village Mosaic offers me friendship, happiness, and a place I am privileged to visit. — Irene, participant & volunteer

When Irene retired, she was eager to pursue new interests and friends. When friends recommended Village Mosaic to Irene, she volunteered to organize the well-used library. “This is the best thing for older adults in the Lakeshore area—a welcoming place to pursue activities we love.”

Irene also enjoys the regular companionship, exercise programs, and the chance to “care and give back to others.” In the past 12 months, seniors at Village Mosaic wove two large sleeping mats from recycled milk bags. They also knit blankets, hats and vests for children with pneumonia in underdeveloped countries, later distributed by Dr. Andrew Simone through Canadian Food for Children.

Participation grew in almost all of the Village Mosaic programs including an overall increase in client visits. Exercise programs and a weekly Wednesday social complete with line-dancing, sing-alongs and themed celebrations, continue to be the most popular offerings.

 

Contact Village Mosaic
clauber@csj-to.ca
416-231-0655 (Fax 416-231-2830)
Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm
2794 Lake Shore Blvd W
Toronto ON   M8V 1H5
(Map)
Ministry Director
Sr. Conrad Lauber
clauber@csj-to.ca

How Village Mosaic Came to Be

In 2009, Fontbonne Ministries created Village Mosaic to serve the needs of seniors, especially those who have lost their contacts or feel isolated.

Fontbonne Ministries 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.

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