The Companion of CRC – Honours 4 Torontonians who go above and beyond

The Companion of CRC – Honours 4 Torontonians who go above and beyond

February 8, 2016. CRC is awarding four more very special people with The Companion of CRC. Inaugurated in 2014, The Companion of CRC acknowledges those people whose extraordinary gifts of time, money or expertise have made a significant difference to the work of CRC at 40 Oaks. Only five Companions can be awarded in any […]

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Our Volunteers Have Their Say!

In November we conducted our first volunteer survey. The survey was completely anonymous with a focus on evaluating volunteer training and programs, determining volunteer satisfaction, and informing future considerations and improvements. Through the survey we discovered that while half of our volunteers had been volunteering at CRC for between 1-4 years, some have been coming […]

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Thank You for Your Support in 2015!

With 2016 fast approaching, we’d like to bring 2015 to a close by thanking each and every one of you for your amazing support! Here is what YOU helped CRC accomplish in the past year: 62,000 healthy breakfasts and lunches have been served in our meal program. $9670 worth of food was purchased from local […]

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On the Twelfth Day of Giving Fusion Learning Gave to Us…

…a wonderful holiday gift! Fusion Learning Inc. seems to always have the most creative ways to fundraise for a good cause. After their sensational dunk-your-boss FUN-raiser this summer, they came up with another exciting way to contribute to CRC programming, with much needed donations for our clothing program! For each day of giving, Fusion employees […]

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Annual Community Christmas Dinner 2015

We were so glad to have 450 people join us for our Annual Community Christmas Dinner on Thursday, December 10! We served a tasty, dignified, and festive meal with all the trimmings: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and veggies. Our kitchen staff, under the leadership of Remy, also whipped up a delicious vegetarian loaf that […]

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A Tapestry of Hope

By Claire Barcik, CRC Executive Director “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” – Marcel Proust It is truly a privilege to be writing this as the new Executive Director of CRC. I first met CRC when I was working in Regent Park as Director of […]

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A place for food in Regent Park

A place for food in Regent Park Reflections on the first year of the CRC Regent Park Community Food Centre Gardening is just like life. Sometimes a fruit is coming, and it’s nice. Sometimes when a tree is dying, not so nice. Gardening is really important. It’s an exercise for everything. Not just body exercise, […]

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October Fun Fest: A spooky time for all!

On Saturday October 31, over two hundred people gathered in the Big Park for October Fun Fest, an event hosted by the Friends of Regent Park and CRC. October Fun Fest, a celebration of Halloween and the autumn season included pumpkin carving, ghost stories, a zombie graveyard, delicious food, Halloween music, a photo booth called […]

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Cheering for CRC at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

On Sunday October 18, the annual Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) took place. Race participants had the opportunity to run or walk (a marathon, half-marathon, or 5 kilometer race) in honour of a loved one or to give back to their community by fundraising. This year race participants and sponsors raised just over $5,500 for […]

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A time of Celebration – Community Thanksgiving Dinner

On a chilly Thursday evening on October 8, the Rogers Family Room at CRC was bursting with people seated for a delectable meal. It was the annual CRC Thanksgiving Community Dinner. Community members happily enjoyed a delicious meal of creamy mashed potatoes, hearty vegetables, turkey with homemade stuffing, and apple pie. The atmosphere was festive […]

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