Resource centre connecting people with one another to impact our multicultural communities.

Who We Are

In 2006 a group of individuals and organizations committed to loving and reaching the nations among us, began to find each other and network together for the sake of the Kingdom. There was a commitment to extend Christ’s love across the cultures and ethnicities of the Greater Toronto Area. However, the resources, the collective knowledge, and the experience of people with a similar focus had been difficult to find and access.

Beginning in early 2006 individuals representing a broad spectrum of Christian denominations, mission agencies, backgrounds and ethnicities came together to address these concerns. This led to the progressive development of a strategy and structure for those with a passion to reach the “nations” living among us. These discussions came to fulfillment with the creation of UReachToronto (Urban Resources Assisting Churches in Toronto). To provide ongoing leadership, the Tyndale Intercultural Ministries (TIM) Centre was asked to maintain and guide the use and functioning of the website (Learn more about the TIM Centre).

Mission & Goal

Our Vision

We seek to provide an accessible online portal for receiving and sharing tools, information, expertise, and resources related to engaging and embracing the diverse peoples of Canada.

Our Goal

The goal of UReachToronto is to provide an accessible vehicle for receiving and sharing tools, information, expertise, and resources related to engaging and embracing the diverse peoples of the Greater Toronto Area. We aim to be a comprehensive resource centre for Christians engaged in intercultural ministry. Its objective is to connect people with one another to collectively develop a strategic vision and to learn skills necessary to reach our multicultural communities.

Our Activities

Our activities are organized around four key values:


Unity in Christ


Celebrating Ethno-Cultural Diversity


Mutual Respect and Understanding


Partnership for Kingdom Outcomes

A Collaborative Future

UReachToronto is a critical initiative that has grown out of this collaboration. This website has become a valuable tool in our collective effort to connect people and share resources that will facilitate Christian ministry and mission among the diverse peoples of the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

In late 2010 the UReachToronto website transitioned to a new technology that enabled it to respond quickly to the changing needs of ministry. This new website is more interactive, provides more opportunities for networking, and is a better platform for aggregating and organizing an increasing volume of ministry and demographic resources related to the Greater Toronto Area.

However, UReachToronto is only as strong as the collective commitment of those who are willing to partner with and contribute to this developing initiative. Every person and organization that has contributed to the development of UReachToronto has done it on top of their already full work and ministry schedules.

The heart and soul of this website come from those like you who are engaged in this dimension of Kingdom work. The expanding data, the tools and the resources for reaching across the cultures and the stories of what God is doing from many different perspectives are our collective contributions to the kingdom of God in the Greater Toronto area.

The contributions of many people, churches, denominations, and mission agencies are welcomed. Please contact us if you would like to make a contribution of time, money or resources to help develop UReachToronto in its goal to provide resources for intercultural ministry in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Our Team



Director of TIM Centre


Rev. Dr. Timothy Tang was born in Toronto where he now lives with his wife Joanne, who is a high school teacher in the York Board of Education. They have two sons and a daughter, Tobin, Mathis, and Breylin. Pastor Tim was the English pastor at the East Toronto Chinese Baptist Church from 2001-2018. After studying at Upper Canada College, he went on to the University of Waterloo where he completed his B.Sc. in Kinesiology. Though Tim planned a career in healthcare, God called him to full-time ministry during a short-term missions trip to Asia in 1996, after which he finished his M.Div. in Youth and Family Ministry at Tyndale Seminary. Since that time, Tim has been involved with John424, a worship ministry; the Tribe of Issachar, a leadership training ministry; and completed a 2-year program called Arrow Leadership. Tim has also recently completed a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership at Gordon-Conwell Seminary.



Intercultural Consultant

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A former director of the Tyndale Intercultural Ministries Centre (TIM Centre), Robert seeks to engage and encourage multicultural leaders in global missions. A graduate of Ontario Bible College (BTh) and Wheaton Graduate School (MA in Intercultural Studies), Robert and his wife Sheila have served in theological education and leadership development with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) in Kenya and Tanzania for the past 12 years. Robert has also served as personnel director of AIM (Canada) for 5 years and was seconded from AIM to MissionPrep, an inter-mission cross-cultural training partnership, where he served as Director for 8 years. Robert is an adjunct professor at Tyndale Seminary, a facilitator for MissionPREP, Perspectives and The School for Urban Biblical Studies (SUBS).



Lead Research Consultant at TIM Centre, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program & Associate Professor of Research Methods at Tyndale Seminary

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Mark has wide experience in social science research and teaching at the graduate level. His current research examines the role of churches in immigrant integration and settlement and networks among Canadians who are trying to start new churches. His other involvements include participation in the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion and the Association for Doctor of Ministry Education, project supervision for doctoral students, co-chairing the Tyndale Research Ethics board and an active role as lay leader at Hazelglen Alliance Church in Kitchener-Waterloo.

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Content Developer & Website Administrator


Joshua was born and raised in Toronto, to parents who emigrated from Hong Kong. Growing up in a multicultural society, he developed an interest in studying the concept of multiculturalism in a Canadian and international context, and the intersectional struggle of minorities in a Canadian multicultural environment. He has a background in Interdisciplinary Social Science, and completed his Master of Information (Library & Information Science) with a secondary focus on User Experience Design at the University of Toronto, in order to further studying information ethics, accessibility, library and information science, user experience design, and the infrastructural barriers to information, experienced by minority groups such as immigrants and refugees. Joining the TIM Centre in 2017 as a summer Research Assistant, Joshua has since returned to work with the TIM Centre to develop the UReachToronto and UReachCanada resource databases.