Hello! My name is Eileen Tann and I am extremely excited to work with Collingwood Neighbourhood House. I first came to Collingwood Neighbourhood House as an 18 year old youth with two kids and I participated in the Canoe Club and Amlatsi Programs. Now I am back and very happy to be working as the Indigenous Foodlands Manager. I also work with Collingwood as the … Continue reading Welcome to the team Eileen!
To show our appreciation and gratitude for all the community support we have received in the process of planning, installing, and running the Collingwood Community Fridge and Pantry, we will be hosting a community celebration with our residents, volunteers, and partners, and we hope YOU will be able to attend! Here’s what’s happening; The Celebration will take place on Thursday, May 19th from 4pm-7pm Festivities … Continue reading Join us on May 19th, 2022 for the Collingwood Community Fridge Party!
Interested in buying a share? Sign up here! Sales close May 19th. Receive fresh, local vegetables each week and support your community, local farmers, and neighbours in the process! Community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs are direct relationships between farmers and community members that involve a subscription to a farm’s harvests. The Community Care CSA gives you an alternative to your weekly trip to the grocery store for vegetables, … Continue reading CNH x Fresh Roots Community Care CSA
Check out this amazing zine in English, Chinese, and Tagalog created by the wonderful UBC dietetics students working on the fridge! Many thanks to Valerie Leung, Lizzie Yan, Sheeta Ozaki, Isabelle Cortejos-Noble, Carly Watkins, and Chris Culhane for their fantastic work! Interested in continuing this series? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. Or download a version for yourself here: Continue reading Collingwood Community Fridge Zine: Vol. 1 (March 2022)
The Renfrew-Collingwood Food Hub (RCFH) was launched in September of 2021. This initiative is funded by United Way British Columbia, and led by Renfrew-Collingwood Food Justice. As a steward, the RCFH aims to respond to issues in food insecurity and food distribution through the perspectives of food justice and mutual aid. In particular, the Food Hub works to build the capacity of community partners and … Continue reading Renfrew-Collingwood Food Hub Winter Updates
Happy August Everyone! This Summer has flown by for our food justice team and we have made some positive progress in the Norquay Food Forest and in our Anti-gentrification & Food Asset protections work. Rooftop Garden Volunteer Drop-ins are back The rooftop garden has been waiting patiently all season for some TLC and we are officially ready to welcome our volunteers back to the space … Continue reading Big Builds in the Food Forest & protecting community food assets