The Mustard Seed has been an agent of change for three decades, thanks to our donors, volunteers and support from the community.

The Mustard Seed has been serving people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Alberta since the ‘80s. It has become a haven for those needing help, which is offered through open hands with unconditional love.

The growth of The Mustard Seed has been much like the Bible verse in Matthew 13:31-32 where Jesus tells the parable of the mustard seed – “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field: it is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

Today, The Mustard Seed in Calgary offers an expansive range of innovative programs and services, including education and employment programs, health and wellness services, basic needs through a shelter for 370 men and women, spiritual care and housing. In March 2014, The Mustard Seed opened the 1010 Centre, which provides homes to 224 low-income individuals, many of whom have just come out of homelessness.

Ways you can help:

Urgent need for volunteers.

If you are able to commit a few hours on a regular basis, please come and serve at The Mustard Seed. You can work directly with the people we help, or behind the scenes ensuring they receive what they need. Our current opportunities are: Street Level Volunteers: weekday mornings, and weekends Computer Lab Volunteers: Thursdays and Fridays Employment Volunteers: Fridays Sorting Centre Volunteers: Wednesdays and Fridays Come and be a part of building community, growing hope and supporting change!  

Urgently needed items

People come through their doors who are in desperate need of all sorts of basic necessities. Right now, our urgent needs are: Men’s new underwear Women’s new underwear Men’s spring coats Men’s pants