Veteran Housing

Our vision is to provide 10 units to Veterans as short-term supportive housing. All units will be wheelchair accessible. Our veterans will have the opportunity to take part in on-site and off-site programming supported through Veterans Affairs. We are two blocks from the core of Preston on a quiet residential street.

Community Centre

Our vision is to provide Ward 3 of Cambridge, its first ever community centre where people can gather to create a sense of belonging and hope. By focusing on the strengths within our catchment area, we aim to discover the skills of residents as part of the activities of the centre and draw on the power of the local social networks, our current resources and the stories of shared lives. We will create a space for all to feel welcomed and accepted with the encouragement to live to their full potential. 


"Building community within our community"

Mandate 1

To provide integrated transitional initiatives for our community.
Community = Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Neighbouring Communities.

Mandate 2

To provide a wide range of comprehensive programming to meet the needs of individuals in our community.

Mandate 3

To provide a safe and supportive environment for all participants.

Mandate 4

To provide wheel-chair accessible transitional housing to veterans in need.


The Dream

It was over 20 years ago that the current Pastor of the Cambridge Preston Church of the Nazarene, Pastor Jennifer Turner, as a young mother of 4, was looking for help for her children. She discovered that because she did not live in the catchment area of the local community centre, she would be put on a waiting list. With this experience in mind, Pastor Jenn began to dream about a community centre in Preston.

In 2017 Pastor Mark Kitzman felt it was time to move forward on the dream and saw the vision of a building on the property. In 2018 the dream developed to include ministry to veterans in crisis. The name Freedom Centre came from the verse from Galatians 5:1 “It was for freedom that Christ has set us free.”


Click on the testimonial to watch.

Rev. Jennifer Turner

Rev. Jennifer Turner shares her vision for the Freedom Centre which began over 20 years ago and the possibilities of what this resource could mean to the community.

Our Veterans Speak

Listen to Jim Tolmie and Paul McMenemy speak about the benefit the Freedom Centre would be to Veterans.

Freedom Centre Gets Affirmation from Public Consultation

Read the article in the Cambridge Times.

Play Rosemary's Interview on The Regime


Play Rosemary's Interview with Mike Farwell



Freedom Centre Entrance View

Freedom Centre Side View

Freedom Centre Street View

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