Prof. Rick Tobias

Title & Contact Info

Adjunct Professor of Urban Missiology

 Email: rtobias [at]

Academic Credentials

BA (Hon), Acadia University 1976
MDiv, Acadia Divinity College 1981
Seminary Consortium For Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE), Chicago, 1980
(Hon) DD, McMaster University, 2003

Areas of Specialization

Urban ministry; Youth-at-risk; Strategies for national community-wide change of Canadian poverty; advocacy on behalf of low-income and marginalized people


Since 1984, Rick Tobias has been a regular lecturer at Tyndale University College & Seminary in the areas of urban ministry, youth-at-risk and poverty in Canada. He is President and CEO of Yonge Street Mission in Toronto. He is best known for his life-long advocacy on behalf of low-income and marginalized people, and for collaborating with business and professional leaders to promote change in the city. He continues to lead staff and volunteers as they craft programs that help break the cycle of multi-generational poverty.

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