"If change is to come, it will come from the margins. It was the desert, not the temple, that gave us the prophets."
- Wendell Berry

Bronson Centre provides affordable office space to community-based organizations with limited resources. Some 30 agencies also benefit from reception services and administrative support.

Good Day Workshop is located in Bronson Centre and provides individuals who have been unemployable a safe, supportive community in which to work, socialize and learn new skills. Refinishing and upholstering furniture are among the services available.

KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives unites churches and religious organizations in a faithful ecumenical response to the call to “do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6:8). It deliberates on issues of common concern, advocates for social change and joins with people of faith and goodwill in action for social transformation.

Citizens for Public Justice shapes key public policy debates in Canada through research and analysis, publishing and public dialogue. CPJ encourages citizens, leaders in society and governments to support policies and practices which reflect God’s call for love, justice and stewardship.

Canadian Religious Conference (CRC) represents the leaders of Catholic religious congregations in Canada. Established in 1954, its leadership is representative of the languages, cultures, rites, and geography of its members.

The Sisters of Charity of Montreal (the Grey Nuns) were founded by Marguerite d’Youville in 1737. Despite many setbacks, she and her companions persevered in carrying out their ministries to those in need. Today five other congregations, including the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, continue the mission of Saint Marguerite d’Youville.

The Sisters of Charity of Saint-Hyacinthe were founded in 1840 when four sisters from the Sisters of Charity of Montreal (the Grey Nuns) volunteered to form an independent foundation in Saint-Hyacinthe to staff the newly-built hospital.

The Sisters of Charity of Ottawa were founded in 1845 when 26-year old Elisabeth Bruyère, a member of the Sisters of Charity of Montreal (the Grey Nuns), and five companions arrived in Bytown (later Ottawa). Besides caring for needs in this pioneer community, the Grey Nuns of the Cross, as the congregation was called at that time, soon extended their ministry far beyond the city of Ottawa.

The Sisters of Charity of Quebec were founded in 1849 when five sisters from the Sisters of Charity of Montreal (the Grey Nuns) formed an independent foundation in Quebec City in response to a request from Mgr. Pierre-Flavien Turgeon to take charge of an orphanage.

The Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart were founded in 1921 when 156 Sisters from the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa (then known as the Grey Nuns of the Cross) formed an independent English-speaking congregation based in the United States.