CRC’s Building Lives Benefit tackles hunger and Regent Park’s high child poverty rate – Monday, October 24, 2016

CRC’s Building Lives Benefit tackles hunger and Regent Park’s high child poverty rate – Monday, October 24, 2016

Download the Building Lives Benefit press release here. September 22, 2016: In 2015, Regent Park had the highest child poverty rate in Canada and 46% of residents lived on low income. The CRC/ Regent Park Community Food Centre has been building lives and providing practical assistance to Torontonians marginalized by poverty since 1964. On Monday, […]

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2016 Building Lives Benefit – Buy your tickets today!

Click on the image above to BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY! We hope you can join us on October 24 for this fun-filled evening of magnificent music and fantastic food all in support of CRC’s critical work in Regent Park. Through this fund ‘n friend raiser, we hope to reach our $250,000 goal to better the […]

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Support CRC through the 2016 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

On October 16, you can support CRC by getting your network of family and friends to sponsor you when you participate in the 2016 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. In addition to having the satisfaction of participating, you can make it more meaningful by raising funds for CRC. NOT A RUNNER, but still want to be […]

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Community Chef goes to the Rio Olympics to be part of Refettorio Gastromotiva

At the end of August, Norberto Cáceres, our Community Chef, went to Rio de Janeiro to be part of Refettorio Gastromotiva – an initiative brought to Brazil to contribute to fighting food waste, malnutrition and social exclusion. Here is Norberto‘s story. I’ve known Chef Joshna Maharaj for almost ten years. It all started when I […]

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Mark your calendars for Taste of Regent Park!

Taste of Regent Park, our weekly good food market, is back for another summer of fun food, activities and entertainment! We’ve got you covered with local vendors, world cuisine, a special East-African community meal prepared by local caterers, fresh produce, activities and entertainment everyone can enjoy! Music curated by UforChange! RP Film Festival Movies in […]

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The next class of Community Action Training graduates!

On June 13, the CRC Regent Park Community Food Centre celebrated the newest round of 14 graduates from our Community Action Training Program. This is the second time we have offered this program and it is proving to be both popular and highly appreciated. “Thank you so much for taking a chance on me,” one […]

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Reaching for the Stars – Celebrating Our Volunteers

Reaching for the Stars CRC’s 2016 Volunteer Recognition Event and Companion of CRC Investiture CRC rolled out the red carpet and welcomed 175 guests to celebrate our volunteers and honour four recipients of the Companion of CRC on April 14. This year the event took on an Oscars-inspired theme, “Reach for the Stars”, made complete […]

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Increasing Resilience through food

A group of moms has been attending our community kitchens, honing their cooking skills, sharing recipes and expertise, increasing their confidence and their English language competence. A number of them now have very strong food skills. Many expressed an interest in learning how to teach cooking – to better themselves, to boost their communication skills […]

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6 CRC Volunteers honoured at the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards

On May 9, six CRC volunteers were honoured for their outstanding service at the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards. The award recognizes individuals for their longstanding commitment and service of at least five continuous years to an individual organization. Rick Nelson (5+ years), Doug Rice (20+ years), and Paul Vandenburg (5+ years) were able to attend […]

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Strategic Planning at the CRC: Being adaptive and resilient

What do you love about the CRC? What do we do really well? What could we do more effectively? What could we do together that would make significant positive change in Regent Park, a community with the highest child poverty rate in Canada? Spring is a time of hope, renewal, new life and new ways […]

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