The Scott Mission We are a Christian, non-denominational, street mission in downtown Toronto, serving the poor and needy of our city. Our various ministries offer support and provisions for the homeless, low-income families, and children and youth. Read more
Help for Our Community
- Feeding the Hungry Hot meals and daily bagged lunches are served throughout the week at the mission. Learn more
- Groceries and Clothing Food and clothing are available for women and families at no cost. Learn more
- Childcare Children are given an opportunity to learn about the world around them through play and experience. Learn more
- A Safe Place to Sleep Open 7 days a week, we provide shelter for up to 72 men each night. Learn more
You may know about The Scott Mission’s work with the poor and homeless in downtown Toronto. But did you know that we have beautiful properties and facilities Click here to see our locations
Toronto and surrounding areas
Peter Duraisami, Chief Executive Officer
Peter began his career at The Scott Mission in 1990. Previously, he held the position of Director of Ministries, as well as positions in both front line ministry, and as Director of Finance.
Peter grew up in India and graduated from the University of Chennai with a major in Mathematics. He went on to become a Chartered Accountant and held managerial and executive roles for several years. Since coming to Canada in 1990, Peter has also attended seminary at Tyndale University College in Toronto. An ordained Minister, Peter is a gifted preacher and has ministered in several countries. Peter and his wife Sheela have two sons, Yohan and Joshua.
When Morris and Annie Zeidman started The Scott Mission in 1941, they told themselves they would serve the needs of the most vulnerable in the community as long as God provided the means.
Now, after 78 years, it is evident that God has blessed the Mission in every way. The destitute continue to find food, shelter and clothing. The abandoned find the courage to forgive. The downcast find the strength to restore broken relationships and achieve their dreams. The lonely find the perfect friend in Jesus.
In addition, there are more than 100 staff and 2,500 volunteers who dedicate themselves to carrying on the Zeidman legacy of love and service.