Past and Current Events


Nothing About Us, Without Us

October 13th, 2021

In recognition of World Homeless Day, the Back Door Mission and The Gap Committee hosted an event filled with interactive activities and guest speakers to help inform, educate, and empower our community on homelessness.

Over 50 participants enjoyed activities such as a life sized “Snakes and Ladders” board game where participants moved through the game depending on their given circumstances.

Snakes and Ladder Activity Example: You apply for an apartment, but you fail the credit check, proof of employment and cannot provide three references with
the application. Take three steps back.

Respect gets Respect Workshop

August 25th, 2021

The Gap Committee in collaboration with the Back Door Mission and the Region of Durham hosted a 3-hour workshop called “Respect-Gets-Respect.”

This initiative was held for community members to share their recommendations on how we can live together using a framework based on values and respect.

This workshop aimed to collect community suggestions for creating a values-based community agreement.

To see the workshop summary report, click the link below:

Community Baseball Game

Mission Knights vs. Durham Blues | August 27th

In collaboration with the Back Door Mission and Durham Regional Police Services, we hosted a community baseball game on August 27th at Lakeview Park.
Members of the street-engaged community, staff and police officers showed team spirit in a friendly game of baseball!

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