The LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners… to comfort all who mourn, and… to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.   Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV)


The Church and society’s vulnerable populations transformed together by Jesus.

They live all around you, in correctional institutions, long-term care facilities, the inner city or maybe even on your street—people that mainstream society tends to disregard, such as widows and newcomers to Canada.

vulnerable – overlooked – undervalued

Jesus asks His followers to go and be a physical presence demonstrating His love for each one.

volunteer opportunities


Connecting Streams equips and mobilizes the Church to help society’s vulnerable populations know Jesus and experience His power to change the world. Through partnerships and teams, we build trusting relationships that foster faith and hope.

Connecting Streams helps our volunteers navigate any required clearance processes for areas with restricted access such as prisons, or rehab centres. We provide volunteers a team, ongoing training, coaching, and prayer support.

Do you ever feel you are missing out on what Jesus intended?

God calls us to care for those who are vulnerable and overlooked. He also says our own restoration comes when we give of ourselves.

Exciting things happen when you go!


Connecting Streams’ volunteers are putting these truths into action. Currently, we have 5 Streams of Ministry to which CS Volunteers go: Inner City (includes addiction recovery facilities, emergency housing shelters, facilities for those who are homeless, etc.), Long-term CareNewcomers to Canada, Prisons (adult and youth), and Widows.

Connecting Streams’ volunteers go, in teams, to society’s marginalized and share Jesus’ love, teaching people how to follow Him and mutually benefitting from the transforming power of the Holy Spirit of God.



Why Go?

This changes people’s lives!

– not only those to whom we go, but the lives of our volunteers too –


Ministry Opportunities

View volunteer opportunities, join or start a Connecting Streams’ ministry team. What are you waiting for?

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“These women just need to know that they’re valued, beautiful, loved, respected and are worth everything that God did for them. I’ve never seen God at work so much except when I visit women in prison.”

Cherie, Volunteer - Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre (Women's Group)

“The guys come hungry for encouragement, hungry to hear that they are loved, forgiven. They come for peace, freedom, acceptance; and God always meets them there. ”

Al, Volunteer - Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre (Men's Group)

When I had to restart chemo treatments for a recurrence of my cancer the Widow to Widows ladies were there to love and support me and most of all to pray for me. I only wish that I would have had a group like this when I was first widowed. I’m truly blessed to be part of this amazing group.

Susan, W2W attendee
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Connecting Streams is an arm of the Canada-wide ministry of Power to Change