Thank You to Everyone Who Helped Make Our Cornerstone Open House Such a Success!

People in masks standing next to a Cornerstone House sign.

The community really came together to support St. Leonard’s Community Services, our Annual Soup Challenge fundraiser, and the programs we offer to people in the community who may be experiencing homelessness or at risk of finding themselves without a safe place to stay.

Person standing in doorway under an arch of blue and yellow ballons.

Organizations, individuals, and small businesses all pitched in to spread the word of our open house at the Cornerstone House residence, and they provided us with food, décor, refreshments, and prizes.

5 women standing behind a table during a fundraiser.

Everyone came together for some barbecue, a tour of the renovated facility, and to see the premiere of the 17th Annual Soup Challenge video. You won’t believe what youth from our shelter program can do when you set them free to create in a commercial kitchen with donated ingredients. Our panel of top chefs were shocked. Watch the Soup Challenge below.

The 17th Annual Soup Challenge - 2022 - Full competition

For this year's Soup Challenge, three young people from our Housing program – who have never cooked before – compete to create the prize-winning soup from donated ingredients in a commercial kitchen. Their creations are then tasted and judged by a panel of top local chefs. It gets spicy.

The whole team here at St. Leonard’s would like to send a huge heartfelt thank you to:

We would really appreciate your support. Without the help of community members like you, we would not be able to continue offering the services we provide people in Brantford, Brant and Haldimand who could use a hand.

Recent Announcements

May 1, 2023
St. Leonard’s Community Services gains funding to deliver specialized employment services to individuals with disabilities
February 17, 2023
Come and meet the team. Bring your resume and proof of vaccination. Select candidates will be interviewed and can receive a conditional job offer on the spot.
January 9, 2023
Join us for Monday night Mental Health Group Series focusing on introductory education and skill building.
December 19, 2022
Crisis LIne is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Review our office hours and CD Group Schedule over the holidays.
November 8, 2022
If you are able, please consider dropping off any new, unopened items off our wish list or if you’d prefer, consider donating to our Winter Warm-Up Fund
October 27, 2022
St. Leonard’s Community Services (SLCS) is honoured to accept a grant for $18,000 from Libro Credit Union to support the expansion of SLCS Supportive Housing programs and services.