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Community Chef Norberto Powering Up the Community

Our incredible community chef Noberto sat down with Community Food Centres Canada to talk about how he gets the Regent Park community powered up through food.

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Companion of CRC 2016: Carolyn Clark

Carolyn Clark has been a key volunteer Force of Nature at the CRC for the past 11 years. Carolyn has held many roles at CRC, from Honorary Board member to founding the Clothing Program, to fundraiser, administrative support, volunteer recruiter extraordinaire, to providing much valued ongoing financial assistance. To these many roles she has brought an […]

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Companion of CRC 2016: Rosie Manselle

Rosie Manselle has been a long-time resident of Regent Park and participant of the CRC. She has shown dedication through her work at CRC over the last 15 years. She is kind, upbeat, and generous, a positive force in the lives of all those around her, from fellow participants, to volunteers and staff. Rosie is […]

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Companions of CRC 2016: Linda Spears

Linda Spears has been a volunteer at CRC since 2007. She served on the Board of Directors for 2 terms. While on the Board, Linda guided the Human Resources Committee and assisted staff through the transition of the smaller organization at the original site to the new 40 Oaks. She drafted the HR policies and […]

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Companion of CRC 2016: Michael Blair

Michael Blair is an inspiration to many. Following the tenure of the founding Executive Director, Michael became the new ED and re-acquainted CRC with its historical church partners and started to spread the news of CRC throughout the church. Michael re-inserted CRC in larger church conversations. Michael, with the newly invigorated Board, helped to lead […]

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Companion of CRC 2016: Debra Dineen

Debra Dineen blazed a trail as the Executive Director at CRC. She was the first woman, the first non-ordained person and the first community member to hold the post. As a long-time member of the Regent Park Community, Debra knew the neighbourhood well and knew how CRC with its unique character, could respond to the […]

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CRC took care of me

Housing Support Program CRC took care of me “Frank” has been accessing CRC’s services for about 20 years now. He was born and raised in Regent Park. “CRC was the place to go to my mother told me if I’m ever down and out. They will welcome me and not judge me as they understand […]

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Helping to rebuild their lives

Housing Support Program Helping to rebuild their lives “Steve” and “Jason” lived in the same rooming house. Steve for almost eight years; Jason for just a little over a year. One day as Steve was out heading for a job interview, he received a call that his home was on fire. He quickly cancelled his […]

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More than a roof over his head

40 Oaks Housing Community More than a roof over his headAfter waiting for more than 10 years on the list for social housing, “Albert” was offered an apartment in CRC’s 40 Oaks Housing Community.That was almost 5 years ago. Today, he speaks with enthusiasm and gratitude about his relationship with CRC and the Regent Park […]

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My safe place in the community where I truly feel welcome

Drop-In Program My safe place in the community where I truly feel welcome  “Betsy” had a very troubled and turbulent childhood. It followed her into her teen years and then into her adult life. When she moved from the east coast to Toronto, Betsy’s troubles continued after she began dating a man who became violent. […]

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