Toronto Urban Native Ministry

Indigenous Spiritualities and Christian Traditions Walking Together Since 1996

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The Toronto Urban Native Ministry (TUNM) is unique in Ontario. Working out of our office at Church of the Holy Trinity in downtown Toronto and in the community, we support both Traditional Indigenous Spiritualities and world-views 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. We reach out to Indigenous people on the street, in hospitals, in jails, shelters and hostels, providing counseling, Ceremony, spiritual care and referrals to community services.

TUNM also participates in sacred gatherings of Indigenous people, leading and participating in Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals, Sacred Fires, Sunrise Ceremonies, Sweat Lodges, Pipe Ceremonies, Sunday Cervices, Sharing and Healing Circles, Spirit Namings and Feasts.

Importantly, TUNM facilitates the reconciliation process between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

TUNM is a shared ecumenical ministry between the United Church of Canada and The Anglican Church of Canada.

Since it's inception, TUNM has been committed to supporting all members of our communities including Two-Spirit and LGBTTIQ+ people.

It's Almost Time for our Annual Christmas Feast!

Every day Toronto Urban Native Ministry supports our community by providing meals and support through our partnership with the Unity Kitchen at Church of the Holy Trinity but as Christmas comes we also honour the long tradition of TUNM providing a Christmas feast and gifts to the community members we serve.

Last year your donations meant that we were able to not only provide bags with personal care items to everyone, but we were also able to provide traditional medicines as well as winter jackets to 200 people alongside a Christmas feast complete with turkey, cookies and desserts.

We are always looking for financial and physical donations for Toronto Urban Native Ministry's life saving and life sustaining work of emergency relief.

Jess Swance-Smith is coordinating our annual Christmas Feast and can be contacted at or 647-904-7226 to coordinate any donations or to provide more information on how to donate.

Any in person donations of new and clean survival supplies for all genders can be brought Monday to Friday to church of the holy Trinity or our offices, 6 Trinity square, 10am-3pm (Please email to coordinate)

Your donations help us to make a difference.