Program One

Who Are We?


An overview of Scarboro Missions today.


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  • Program One: Who Are We?



  • Golden Rule Poster and Teaching Kit
  • Scarboro Missions Magazine










Study Guide




The goal of Program One is to introduce students to present day realities of Scarboro Missions as a community of priests and lay men and women: its outreach to Toronto's Japanese Catholics, its mission education centre for high school and adult learners, its interfaith, social justice and ecological advocacy efforts.




1. Show the internet TV video - "Program One: Who Are We?"


2. Ask students to form small groups to describe the following impressions from the video:

  • Who is are the leading speakers in the video and what do we find out about them in this video?
  • What is the purpose of Scarboro Missions and who supports it?
  • What did you know after viewing the video that you didn't know
  • Give three reasons why Canadian Catholics should support the work of Scarboro Missions.


3. Option for Take-Home Assignment


Via the internet find more facts about:

  • Scarboro Missions and different aspects of its work today
  • Name 5 geographical places where Scarboro Missions works.
  • Provide 5 important facts about the social and /or economic conditions for the people in one of these geographical locales.
  • Study the Church Social Teaching documents presented on the Scarboro Missions website and prepare a presentation on how Scarboro Missions lives out one or more aspects of these Teachings.
  • In groups, make presentations to the class about any or all of the above. Include suggestions on how students could become more involved with the work of Scarboro Missions.