NEW Executive Director Announced!

Message from Donna Hastings, Chair of the Board of Directors:

"On behalf of the Board, I am honoured to announce George McGregor as our new Executive Director for Next Step Ministries (NSM). George has been an active Board member since 2010, when he started as treasurer and then became Board Chair in 2018. Earlier this year, upon retirement of NSM Founder Phil Reimer, George was appointed as Interim Executive Director and transitioned into the full-time Executive Director role September 1.

George is a Pastor who brings a strong people-focused approach, business acumen, and a thoughtful leadership style to NSM, and we are excited to see him lead and grow this ministry in the years ahead.

Join us as we welcome George into his new role!" - Donna

George wants to connect with YOU, as a member of the NSM community of friends and supporters.

To set up a time for some good coffee and conversation with him and learn first-hand of what strategic initatives are underway, simply email George today. 
Thanks to the generosity of donors, like you, the Every Step Campaign raised $12,502.00, before donation matches, towards the purchase of Freedom Signal Technology!

Thank you for your ongoing support and investment into the lives of vulnerable women. We are confident this step will be game-changer for our outreach program!  

How has NSM been impacted by the pandemic?

During the first year of COVID-19, when many organizations had to close their doors, Next Step Ministries was uniquely blessed by faithful donors who, through continued donations, helped ensure our core operations, programming and supports, were made available when they were needed most. 

In addition to this, new emergency relief grant funding was realized that enabled NSM to hire additional front-line staff and increase capacity to help meet the dire need for increased trauma-informed counselling and outreach support by women survivors of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. 

To learn more, you can access the most recent Annual Report online, or email Sharon, NSM Director of Development, to set up a time to meet in person or virtually to discuss how your gift is at work - changing women's lives.

Read Annual Report
Looking for an easy way to support NSM?

SkipTheDepot is a free door-to-door collection service that allows you to turn your empty cans and bottles, old electronics and used clothing into a donation!

Simply download the free SkipTheDepot app and select Next Step Ministries as your charity of choice or click on this referral link. Funds from your donation will come directly to NSM, PLUS you'll receive a tax receipt equivalent to the value of the pickup.

For the Sparrows is a social enterprise under Next Step Ministries that directly empowers survivors of sexual exploitation through employment in our production line. Often the women in our program make great strides in healing and recovery but struggle to become financially self-sufficient due to various employment barriers and economic vulnerabilities. Our employment initiative is to enhance her recovery journey while protecting her time, heart, and energy. 
This Month's Feature Product:
Pumpkin Pie Soy Candle!

Production: All candles are handmade in Calgary by a survivor of exploitation. We currently hire a former NSM participant to create these candles. 

Product: 8oz 100% pure soy wax blended with pure essential oils in a glass jar. All purchased locally through a female-owned business.

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October 13th: Prayer Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. If you wish to join our justice focused prayer team, simply email us

October 13th: Thanksgiving Community Outreach Dinner in partnership with HerVictory, will provide at-risk women in Forest Lawn with individually packaged, homemade meals. Volunteer opportunities are still needing to be filled, email Terry to inquire.

October 15th, 22th, 29th: Stroll Walk Community Outreach Nights

October 18th: Volunteer Training Kickoff @ 7:00 p.m. via zoom, email Erin, Volunteer Coordinator to register for the link. 

November 12th: Social Good Market at The Village in Brentwood from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. An event that connects shoppers with the impact their dollar can make by introducing them to vendors who are committed to social good.

November 30th: #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and unity, when all donations to Next Step Ministries will be matched, to a maximum of $10,000.00, to double the impact! To learn more about other new ways of giving and many opportunities available this season to make a difference in a survivor's life, email Sharon, Director of Development to connect.

As we approach Thanksgiving weekend, the Board and Leadership Team at Next Step Ministries want to say simply but sincerely – thank you for helping women survivors to feel loved and to know to they have choices. Your support matters, and we are incredibly thankful you have chosen to bless this ministry.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend ahead.

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