We’re excited to announce that the Regent Park Community Food Centre will be launching on September 18! The new Toronto CFC will join two other new CFCs that are slated to open their doors this fall: the Dartmouth North CFC in Nova Scotia, and NorWest Co-op CFC in Winnipeg, MB.
We’re excited to announce Harvest Moon — An Evening of Good Food, Music & Community, a celebration of good food, good music and the land held at the breathtaking 7K Panorama Ranch near Okotoks, AB. Proceeds will build on our efforts to create spaces in low-income communities in Calgary and across the country that bring people together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food. Thank you to Michael Kaumeyer for his generous support of this inaugural event.
We are pleased to call on Ontario-based organizations to submit an Expression of Interest to develop a Community Food Centre in their community in 2015.
Toronto – The Ontario Trillium Foundation has given Community Food Centres Canada a five-year, $1.25 million grant that will fund the development of two new Community Food Centres in Ontario, and will also support existing centres in Perth, Stratford and Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood. The grant is a bold investment in a new social innovation that will significantly impact the health of low-income communities.
We're very happy to announce the Students for Good Food for All project, a new partnership between Meal Exchange and Community Food Centres Canada that will cultivate mutually beneficial connections between campuses and Community Food Centres.
Our good friends at Bernardin have come up with a really neat campaign called #jarsfromthestars. They asked dozens of famous Canadians, from Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser, Barenaked Ladies bassist Jim Creeggan, Jian Ghomeshi and television personality Marilyn Denis, to fill Bernardin's new Green line of jars in one-of-a-kind ways. From June 16 to June 26, Bernardin will put the jars up for auction on eBay Canada. All funds raised will support Community Food Centres Canada.
We're thrilled to welcome Dr. Danielle Martin to our growing list of Good Food Champions! Dr. Martin is Vice-President, Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions at Women's College Hospital (WCH), a family physician in the Family Practice Health Centre at WCH, and an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Dr. Martin's policy expertise and passion for equity have made her an emerging leader in the debate over the future of Canada's health-care system.