Community Celebration June 22, 2019

We had a community celebration on Saturday June 22, 2019 at the Wellesley Community Centre. We wanted to share the results of the feasibility study with the community and thank everyone who participated in the various consultation processes and events throughout the past year. We were happy to present our accomplishments to the community and get people excited for the next steps. There was time for people to socialize and have fun, listen to the presentation, eat food, and go through the reports and ways to get involved information packages.

There was an amazing meal provided by Suruthi’s and Parliament Shawarma which filled everyone’s tummy and everyone was able to bring home leftovers as well. Our musician, Rosita Stone, played emotionally and beautifully, bring people to tears in the audience. Then we had a fun time dancing and chatting with one another, bonding over food and festive spirits!

Thank you to everyone who came out as well as our volunteer. Also, welcome to new members and volunteers!

We’ll have lots of events coming up including our Community Thursdays Series from 6-8pm at the The New Common Every Thursday this summer, come check us out! Calendar is here:

You can find photos of the event here.


AGM May 18, 2019

The St James Town Community Co-operative held its Annual General Meeting on May 18, 2019. This AGM was called for a second time as we did not have enough members at our AGM in March for quorum and our constitution stipulates a second AGM.

We took the time to go through what a co-op is, the principles of a co-op, the year in review, strategic planning for the summer, and vote on motions and board elections.

It was a productive AGM with many wonderful ideas that came out of it and we are excited to move into the new year with a new board and engaged members.

One particular motion that passed at this AGM is the change from a lifetime membership to an annual membership. We are giving all current co-operative members until June 30th to contact us to arrange membership renewal and pay the associated $5 annual fee.

We look forward to this summer and engaging with our member-owners in making this food hub a reality in St James Town!

You can find minutes of the AGM here