Over 35 Years of Growing Hope

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 initial idea for a street ministry for the homeless grew out of the Burning Bush Coffeehouse in Calgary, Alberta, which was run by the First Baptist Church in the ‘70s and early ‘80s. It became a reality in 1984, when founder Pat Nixon planted The Mustard Seed in an old house downtown, which later grew into a larger building on 11 Avenue SE.

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

Today, The Mustard Seed has expanded across western Canada with multiple locations in Alberta and British Columbia. We offer an expansive range of programs and services to our most vulnerable community by providing basic needs (food, clothing, and hygiene items), education, employment programs, health and wellness services, spiritual care, housing, and emergency shelter.

At The Mustard Seed, we care about the whole person – physical, mental and spiritual. We recognize that the root cause of poverty and homelessness are complex and diverse, and so we continue to grow with the needs of those we serve.

Contact Details

the mustard seed edmonton

InfoEdmonton@theseed.ca

10050 81 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 1W8

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