Community Groups

As part of St. John's Norway's commitment to its community, the church premises are made available to a number of community groups.

Scouting: According to the original 35th Toronto Scouting Group charter, Scouting began at St. John's in 1912. A second charter was granted in 1948 to the 37th Toronto, also at St. John's. The 90th Anniversary Celebration was on February 23, 2003 at the church. The group operates five sections: Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, and Rovers. The groups meet at the Church and up the street at Norway Public School.

To learn more about Scouting please visit:

Guiding: St John’s has been home to all of the Guiding sections. Their activities include crafts, community service, camp weekends, and fundraising with the sale of cookies. Currently, the 8th Sparks unit has its meetings at the church. Unit locations are subject to change.

To learn more about Guiding, please visit:      
Amnesty International: Members of the Amnesty International Beaches Group have been meeting at St. John's Norway since 1986. The group focuses on helping people who have been unfairly imprisoned and deprived of their human and legal rights in countries around the world by writing letters on their behalf. It receives its information from the research centre of Amnesty International. In addition, it organizes educational and fundraising events throughout the year in the area and helps with other events in Toronto. The group currently meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

Alcoholics Anonymous: This group meets at St. John’s on Friday evenings, starting at 7:00 p.m.

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