Saturday, September 13, 2014

With a more diverse group of residents moving into Regent Park, downtown agency the CRC is looking to meet the needs of longtime residents while bridging gaps between the old and the new.

The CRC is set to officially launch its new Community Food Centre, which brings a variety of food-based programs to the area. While some of the programs have been long-entrenched in the neighbourhood, as Regent Park has changed, so too have the needs of its residents.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Inkster area faces "significant food challenges" according to research done by Food Matters Manitoba.

The registered charity released the findings of its Inkster community food assessment on Aug. 25 at Norwest Co-op Community Health Centre. According to the assessment, Inkster is home to some of Winnipeg’s lowest-income neighbourhoods, has the fastest-rising diabetes prevalence, the highest rate of hypertension in the city, and has limited access to grocery stores.

Monday, August 25, 2014

In partnership with the Norwest Co-op Community Health Centre, CFCC is opening a Community Food Centre later this year in Winnipeg's Inkster neighbourhood. Inkster has high rates of poverty, unemployment and food security.

CBC News has profiled the neighbourhood's food access challenges and the hope the Norwest Co-op CFC is bringing to residents.

Monday, August 25, 2014

The chopping of onions and breading of fish commences at the community kitchen at Dartmouth Family Centre in Halifax, and several participants confess they’re not sure what to expect from the fish tacos they’re making. The menu was decided by the group last week, and everyone has shown up to cook, despite some having never tried them before. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

The shortlist for the 2014 Toronto Book Awards covers a range of subjects, including a historic high-society murder, the Emanuel Jacques killing in the 1970s, a “wondrous” Chinese girl, a Sri Lankan family haunted by ghosts, and a look at how an urban food bank changed a community.

The five finalists for the 40th edition of the awards were announced Friday.

They are:

Anthony De Sa for Kicking the Sky, published by Doubleday Canada;

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The President of Community Food Centres Canada sees food as a powerful way to bring people together and a key to dealing with poverty, health-care costs and greenhouse gases.

You and your family have been involved in public work most of your lives. Why is that important to you?
I guess it’s the way we care. For my parents, life was going to be about something bigger than what was going on in our home. They believed you have to be in the world or else you live a pretty small and isolating existence.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

How collective and community kitchens are promoting respect and dignity while transforming Canadian neighbourhoods through the power of cooking.

The kitchen isn't just where meals are made—it's the heart of a home, a place for family and friends to come together. So, too, with community and collective kitchens in neighbourhoods across Canada.