St. John’s Thrift Store understands the value of work as a basic human need. Although both require a certain degree of professionalism in their operation, the place of the person is at the heart of both.
Operating as an Employment Social Enterprise, the store provides valuable work experience and job training opportunities in the retail/sales and customer service sectors and dignity for its team of staff and volunteers.
The store offers the possibility of buying quality items at modest prices; it is a socially minded thrifters paradise! NO TAX on all purchases! Profits from this non-profit store support St. John the Compassionate Mission and its programs (a Social Service agency serving the poor and marginalized in Toronto est. 1986).
New merchandise is received daily through the donations of individuals and corporations and you can always find gently used, trendy, vintage, eclectic clothing, footwear and accessories for women, men and teens - infants; the housewares and curated literature sections are also must visit!
Prices are fair and the staff are caring and conscientious; a successful formula as to why St. John’s Thrift Store is consistently ranked one of the top Thrift Stores in Toronto.
St. John the Compassionate Mission was one of the very first non-profit organization to adopt the Employment Social Enterprise business model. It is also one of the most successful Employment Social Enterprise in Canada.