Beautiful Weather for MSCM’s Annual Personal Development Day

The sun always shines on MSCM’s annual lakefront Personal Development Day. With the promise of blue sky, 29 degrees and a quiet country setting, dozens of volunteers, inmates and ex-inmates happily gathered for Open Door’s day of reflection and celebration of community. Two tables overflowed with food…

15 Aug 9:59 AM 0 Read More...

Iran 101: from Cyrus the Great to World Cup Soccer

Thanks to Amir, Open Door has a much better understanding and appreciation of the history and modern life in Iran, the country of his youth. As the third largest deposit of petroleum on the planet, Iran is important both economically and geopolitically. He explained the changes in the flag, the…

22 Jul 12:32 AM 0 Read More...

Portia: MSCM's Very Own

Portia served as a volunteer with MSCM for several years, very active in Open Door and CoSA as well as contributing to programming on radio CKUT and at Forward House in NDG.  From time to time we have heard of her involvement in social action and service in Cambodia and…

13 Jul 7:19 PM 0 Read More...

In Person Profile: Laura

The Sou’Wester was pleased to sit down with Laura, one of MSCM’s first volunteers who started in 1999 and has stayed with us actively throughout the years, offering her experience and knowledge to those in need.

Q. Thank you Laura. How did you get involved with MSCM in…

05 Jul 12:53 PM 0 Read More...

In Person Profile: Barry

The Sou’Wester was pleased that Barry agreed to be interviewed for our readers. Barry, who has successfully reintegrated back into the community since 2007. He is working full-time, is a new father and an insightful member of MSCM’s Steering Committee.

Q. Thank you Barry for affording our…

03 Jul 12:33 PM 0 Read More...