Congratulations to Fr. Toby Collins, C.R. for being one of the 2021 Barnraiser recipients.

February 18, 2021

The past 10 plus months have been difficult for all of us, as together we have navigated the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Throughout this time, countless essential workers have sacrificed their own safety and well-being in service to others, while also coping with the pandemic themselves.

The Waterloo Region Record’s Barnraiser award is inspired by former Governor General David Johnston.  In 2006, when he was president of the University of Waterloo. He called on Waterloo Region to strive to be Canada’s knowledge capital.  He suggested 10 goals, including celebrating community leaders who contribute to the region’s tradition of inspiring collaborative achievement.

We are proud to count Fr. Toby as one of these achievers in our community.  Fr. Toby and many other invaluable volunteers were instrumental in the recent  launching of the Tiny Homes Takeout Project at St. Mary's along with their participation and support of the Tiny Homes Project this past summer.

Here's to many more innovative outreach programmes in our local community!