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As we begin 2017 and celebrate our 41st anniversary, we are encouraged to “Live the Gospel” values by providing for those in need. Supporting ShareLife reinforces the message of the Gospel to the marginalized as we become the hands and feet of Christ to others. We are called to respond generously with justice and love to people with special needs, the elderly, children and youth, education of our priests and deacons, or international needs, people right here in our archdiocese, and around the world. 

Last month, we spoke about our new Mission statement – to Live the Gospel by providing for those in need. This month I would like to introduce our new Vision statement. A vision is the ideal situation for an organization, a declaration of our objectives, and is clear, concise and future oriented.

Our new vision for ShareLife is: 

The Catholic community and its partners responding generously with justice and love.

Our ultimate goal is that all Catholics in the Archdiocese of Toronto contribute to the work of ShareLife funded agencies through our annual appeal. If each Catholic in the archdiocese were to make a contribution to ShareLife, we would achieve our campaign goal and be able to provide more funds to our agencies. When we speak of our partners, were are fortunate to have support from a  number of companies including the five major chartered banks, who support the work that are social service agencies to do serve the entire community, regardless of religious affiliation. We also receive contributions from a number of individuals who are not Catholic but again are supportive of the work of our social service agencies.

As our Planning Committee discussed our new vision statement, one of the points that came up was the definition of ‘responding generously.’ It was felt that this is ultimately up to the individual, to support the ShareLife campaign to the best of their ability, recognizing the needs and the important work that our agencies do to serve those who come to them for help.

In a few short weeks, we’ll begin the public phase of our 2017 ShareLife parish campaign, with a goal of achieving $13.1 million on behalf our agencies. As you review our materials and the case for support that our agencies provide – the ‘why’ as to contribute – please take a moment to reflect on your ability to support the campaign, and then make a decision to support ShareLife this year. To make a donation today, click here.

By contributing to ShareLife, we are living the Gospel value to Love one another as I have loved you. On behalf of our agencies and those we serve, thank you for your generosity!

Arthur Peters

Executive Director


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For Parish Campaign resources, click here.




Thank you for making a donation to ShareLife over the past year. We are grateful for your support. Read about the difference you can make in our 2016 Report to Donors! 


Together we are Living the Gospel!




ShareLife Golf Tournament!
This year on Monday, June 6th, we gathered at Markland Wood Golf Club for our annual ShareLife Corporate Golf Tournament in support of the social service agencies funded by ShareLife. For further information, contact the ShareLife office at 416-934-3411, or click here.
Corporate Review
As we look back over our past year, it was one of remarkable corporate generosity. We deeply appreciate those who chose ShareLife as their way of making a difference in the lives of the marginalized in our community!
ShareLife Alive in Catholic Schools
Check us out on twitter or on Facebook for the latest updates on ways your school can creatively raise funds for ShareLife!



40 Years of Sharing Wonders at Work!    Find an Agency

The tradition of Catholic charity runs deep in the Archdiocese of Toronto. Catholic agencies have been serving the poor, the needy and the sick among us for more than 150 years.

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ShareLife agencies provides services to many people every year in the Greater Toronto Area and reaches countless more in the developing world. Every day, with the help of ShareLife funding, people in need are treated with dignity and respect. 

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From Toronto to Penetanguishene and from Oshawa to Orangeville, ShareLife-funded agencies extend a helping hand to all who call on them in the community, regardless of background, faith or circumstance.

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