A collective of twenty-two churches in downtown Ottawa

The Centretown Churches Social Action Committee (CCSAC) is a collective of twenty-two churches in downtown Ottawa. CCSAC was started in 1967 by nine churches to respond to social needs in the Centretown area. CCSAC has undertaken many initiatives on behalf of people who are socially and economically disadvantaged in our community. Since 1978, CCSAC’s main project has been oversight of the Centretown Emergency Food Centre (CEFC). CCSAC’s mandate also includes advocacy for social justice, especially for issues relating to poverty.

Our Mission: To unite Christians of all denominations through joint participation in social projects and prayer.

“The war against hunger is truly mankind’s war of liberation.” 

John F. Kennedy

“A hungry person is not a free person.” 

Adlai E. Stevenson

“If you want to eliminate hunger, everybody has to be involved.” 


“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

Mother Teresa

What value does life have if not to be given?

Paul Claudel

Upcoming Events


Walk for the Centre is Back!

The Virtual Walk for the Centre 2021 campaign is ramping up! Due to COVID-19, our annual walkathon will be held virtually on Sunday, October 3rd. We’re asking our supporters to take a 4K solo stroll or household hike anytime from 1 to 4 PM in their own neighbourhoods or in an area of their choice. We are looking forward to receiving pictures from everyone’s physically-distanced Walk for the Centre adventures!

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Giving is the fruit of all seasons, and within reach of every hand. It is the greatest gift anyone can offer.


A Difference You Can Count!

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