The Journey

The Journey Neighbourhood Centre is committed to bringing hope and transformation to the Ardglen/Orenda communities, walking alongside children, youth and families as they take positive steps in their lives. Our mission is realized through:

  • Relevant Programs
  • Transforming Properties
  • Advocating For Residents

To learn more about the Journey and to find out how you can help, visit the website at

Lucas Holtom Carnival

The Carnival is North Bramalea's annual gift to the families of Brampton. It offers families a day of fun with their kids that includes Pony Rides, a Climbing Wall, a Dunk Tank, Bouncy Castle, Mini Golf and so much more - all at no cost.

The Carnival was born out of a desire to honour and remember Lucas Holtom, who died at the age of 2 in the Pine Lake tornado. It has been our hope that each year we might share the joy that Lucas had with many others, while at the same time being reminded of the preciousness of each day. Now in its 18th year, this event engages over 250 volunteers and attracts over 3500 people to Leander Park behind the church.

To visit the carnival website, please click here.

Sponsorship is an integral part of the success of the Carnival. If your company would like to participate please download our sponsorship letter here.

Soul Café

Can you imagine what a "pay-it-forward" café in downtown Brampton could look like?

"North Bramalea United Church Pastor Jamie Holtom recently challenged his congregation to go into the community and make a difference. One of the outcomes of this challenge was [the idea of] the Soul Café, a restaurant which plans to provide affordable, healthy meals to Brampton residents as part of the “pay it forward” social economy.

As part of this, Soul Café will use the button system. There will be a jar of buttons that patrons can purchase in addition to their meal. Those buttons can then be used by someone who can’t afford a meal.

After organizing four successful pop-up cafés between February and May of 2017, Soul Café hopes to establish a permanent location in the early part of 2018."  Bramptonist