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Our Vision

We believe that everyone living with a mental health condition can positively contribute to their communities.

Our Mission

We facilitate active social participation and concrete skills development for people living with mental illness.

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Our Work

Trinity Square Café is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH) to provide a recovery program that supports our mission.

Our History

 The Trinity Square Café has its roots at the Church of the Holy Trinity, where it has served vulnerable people since the mid-1970s. Today the café is not affiliated with the church but continues to have positive working relationships. Learn more below about the history of the Trinity Square Café.

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Lesley Norton

Executive Director
Lesley has been with Trinity Square Café since 1998. Over the years, she has worn many hats, responsible for everything from cafe operations to client management, often acting as the first daily point of contact for participants. In 2017, Lesley took over as Executive Director. Lesley is passionate about Trinity Square and its importance in helping the people who participate in the program.
Contact information: (647) 223-0975

Board of Directors

Trinity Square Café is run by a volunteer board. If you are interested in joining the board, please reach out to us at or contact Executive Director Lesley Norton at 647.223.0975.

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Kerry Whiteside

Kerry is a fundraising and marketing professional with over 20 years experience in the charitable/not-for-profit sector. She currently works at Cystic Fibrosis Canada leading the annual giving program. Kerry is passionate about equality, mental health, and animal welfare.

Hayley Overington

Hayley Overington is a public policy and program evaluation professional with the Ontario Public Service. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Ryerson University and is passionate about civic engagement, health equity, and improving access to mental health services

Komal Patel

Komal has 10+ years of business development and program management experience in the banking and digital media sectors. Her academic background includes a BCom degree and an Executive MBA from the Ivey Business School. An important aspect of her life is to give back to the communities she lives in. She’s been involved with various organizations - volunteering in Toronto, New York, and India.

Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown is committed to making a positive impact through volunteerism and an advocate for mental health awareness. Passionate about public service, she devotes her time to various initiatives aimed at promoting health and well-being within our community. She has an extensive career in public service.

Arpit Shah

Arpit Shah is a marketing and communications professional with more than 10 years of experience in brand building. Over the years, Mr.Shah has held several leadership positions and is known for his strong work ethics and unwavering dedication to his work. Arpit holds a postgraduate degree in Public Relations and Advertising, and a bachelor's degree in Economics and Accounting. Arpit believes in improving access to mental health services and bringing change by advocating for equality through community service

Carly Neill

Carly Neill is a fundraising and communications professional who has been championing Royal LePage real estate professionals in their support for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation since 2012. She holds a Master's degree in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from Western University and is passionate about food security, gender equity and family violence prevention.

Shristi Dubey

Shristi Dubey is a recent graduate from Ivey Business School and works in banking, covering energy, natural resources and technology sectors. She is passionate about mental health, community equity and animal welfare and strives to make a positive impact by volunteering in the communities she lives in. She's been involved in not-for-profit organizations in the GTA, Orangeville and India.

Carmen Dima

Carmen Dima is a family law attorney practicing in Toronto.

Sarah Poxon

Sarah Poxon is a Social Worker with 10 years of experience specializing in community mental health and disabilities. She is a graduate of Ryerson University and is an advocate in her community for equity and social change.

Joey Lee

Joey Lee is a Masters-educated registered nurse with a passion for health promotion, population health, and clinical informatics.