Toronto Urban Native Ministry (TUMN)

The Toronto Urban Native Ministry (website) serves First Nations peoples who live and work in Toronto. Working out of an office at Church of the Holy Trinity in downtown Toronto and in the community, it supports both traditional Indigenous spiritualities as well as Christian spiritual practices, showing that they can walk together in harmony. Founded in 1996, TUNM interacts with more than 8,000 lives each year. It reachs out to Indigenous people on the street, in hospitals, in jails, shelters and hostels, providing counseling, ceremony, spiritual care and referrals to community services. As part of St. Aidan’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, we voted as a parish to support this ministry with a financial commitment. Our Interim Priest-in-Charge, Jeff Nowers, serves on the TUNM Board of Directors.