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Good food as a catalyst for change in Regent Park

The seniors start to arrive at the CRC Regent Park Community Food Centre long before their workshop is to begin. Three times a week, community food skills coordinator Emily McKenzie hosts what’s called a Community Kitchen. These are free cooking and nutrition workshops organized around a theme, such as the LGBTQ youth kitchen for street […]

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Fusion Fun-Raises Again!

“Bring it!” That’s how Kevin Higgins, CEO of Fusion Learning Inc., replied when asked how he felt about being put in a dunk tank to raise donations for CRC. In July CRC reached out to Fusion Learning and requested support for their summer clothing donation drive. Shortly after, the team at Fusion created a dunk […]

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Sunday in the Park Festival 2015

Friends and Families Celebrating Together On Sunday August 9th, 2015, the Regent Park community gathered at the Big Park to enjoy a remarkable line-up of live musical entertainment, raffle draws, games and prizes, and local food vendors, including a large community barbecue. It was the 24th annual Sunday in the Park, hosted this year by […]

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Have a fabulous dinner and support the CRC Regent Park Community Food Centre

On October 21, 2015, we’re asking you out on a dinner date! And giving you the opportunity to support the CRC Regent Park Community Food Centre through Restaurants for Change! 50+ restaurants in 13 cities across Canada will donate proceeds from dinner service to support the right to healthy food for all Canadians. In Toronto funds […]

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New CRC Executive Director

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Claire Barcik joined CRC as Executive Director, effective September 28, 2015. Claire brings many years of experience working with marginalized populations and comes to us from the Neighbourhood Centre in East York where she was Executive Director. Prior to that, Claire has had extensive experience both as an […]

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CRC Creates a Peaceful Place

The CRC Regent Park Community Food Centre is featured in the July/August 2015 Insight Newsletter – Volume 43, Number 4. Please read the article below. Insight is a publication of the United Church of Canada Toronto Conference. You can also find the article as part of the full newsletter by clicking here. Please also check us […]

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Jimmy and Joan Get Married

Jimmy and Joan are residents of CRC’s 40 Oaks Housing Community. For their special day on July 4th, they invited residents, friends, and the broader community of Regent Park to join them as they exchanged vows. With the bridal party standing in the Peace Garden and guests looking on, it was easy to see the […]

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Hope, Vision, Action: An evening with Frank O’Dea, Second Cup co-founder

To download a flyer for this great event, click here. Admission: $30.00 Please go to Fairlawn Avenue United Church’s website for more information and to purchase tickets – www.fairlawnchurch.ca/events/frankodea Please also check us out at:    

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Celebrating CRC’s Volunteers at the 2015 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards

Six of CRC’s volunteers recently received the Ontario Volunteer Service Award. This award recognizes individuals for their longstanding commitment and service of at least five continuous years to an individual organization. While CRC is fortunate to have many volunteers who qualify, we were limited to nominating six individuals. We are excited that the following individuals […]

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In my community

By Ahmed Mohamud In my community things are rough In my community each day is tough In my community people struggle In my community kids get into trouble We hear sirens And babies crying Gunshots are as common as birds chirping in the morning We see mothers mourning In my community there are lives lost […]

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