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"Outreach" is really just how we live in community with one another, here at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church.  We take time to learn how we can support and share with one another and the wider community.  We are involved with many aspects of our local neighbourhood as well as the world at large:
  • Dorothy's Place, LGBTQ2S+ Seniors' Drop-In Centre
  • Toby's Place, LGBTQ2S+ (and friends & allies) Youth Safe Drop-In Centre 
  • Birchcliff Bluffs Spiritual Care Team
  • Churches by the Bluffs Food Bank
  • Birchcliff Bluffs Foster Child
  • Refugee Co-Sponsorship
  • United Church Mission and Service Fund
Dorothy's Place, 2SLGBTQ+ Seniors Drop-In Centre
Hours of operation:  Mondays, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Dorothy's Place is an exciting ministry serving LGBTQ2S+ seniors in East End Toronto and Scarborough in three ways:  Inviting folks to a weekly lunch and social program where delicious food, interesting speakers, and friendly connections will be offered;  reaching out to seniors living in the community who would like some friendly visiting, pastoral care, and/or advocacy; and offering educational and entertaining programming to local seniors' residences.

Check out our Dorothy's Place Page.

​Toby's Place, LGBTQ2S+ Youth Safe Drop-In Centre

Hours of operation:  Mondays, 3:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Our community service, Toby's Place, is one of the only safe drop-In spaces in Scarborough for youth who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Queer, and their friends and allies.  This ministry is open weekly and includes an evening meal.  It is well known that 40% of our city’s homeless youth come from the LGBTQ community, and BBUC is proud to offer a place where each can find a source for sharing spirit, a meal, and finding professional support.

Check out our Toby's Place Page.

Spiritual Care Support
Our Spiritual Care Team, along with the Minister, is dedicated to ensuring all the members of our Church are included in our prayers.  They arrange visits to members who may not be able to attend Church regularly or are in nursing homes and retirement homes.  They also ensure cards of sympathy and encouragement are sent to our members who are struggling with the loss of a loved one or just the trials of life.  If you are interested in receiving a visit or know someone who may need a visit, please contact our church office at  or call 416-694-4081.
The Bluffs Food Bank
Established in September 2003, the Bluffs Food Bank is an agency of Daily Bread and Second Harvest and feeds the hungry people of our community bounded by Victoria Park to Midland and St. Clair to the lake.
For more information, visit the food bank website at
Refugee Co-Sponsorship
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church embarked on a new journey in partnership with Jubilee United Church.  In late July 2019, the United Nations identified 2 persons living in a refugee camp in eastern Africa as individuals at risk of harm because of their identification within the 2SLGBTQ+ community.  In response, the United Church of Canada put out a call to congregations who would be prepared to sponsor these persons as refugees to Canada.  BBUC and Jubilee United Church heard and took action.  For more information, click here.
The United Church of Canada’s Mission and Service Fund
The members of Birchcliff Bluffs United Church make regular donations to The United Church of Canada’s Mission and Service Fund.  The United Church uses these gifts to support service and ministry across Canada and around the world.
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