Entries by Yi Fan Yin-Cheng

OASIS Design Gathering #3

We held our third and final design gathering on Friday February 8th. Where previous design gatherings asked for input from residents and allied organizations, our third gathering invited stakeholders and community organizations to engage with us in conversation about potential channels of collaboration as well as give us feedback on our work thus far. Representatives […]

OASIS Design Gathering #2 – November 17, 2018

We had our second OASIS design gathering on Saturday, November 17th at the Cabbagetown Youth Centre. We started the day with lunch, and a fun ice-breaking word association activity to get our minds thinking about important issues and our bodies warmed up to work. We built on the discussions from the first design meeting by splitting […]

Ward 13 Candidates Forum Oct 17, 2018

St James Town Community Co-op and CREW hosted a candidates forum on Community Resilience and Emergency Planning for ward 13 city council candidates on Oct 17th, 2018 at the Church of St. Peter and St. Simon in St. James Town. We invited all the candidates who were running for councillor to the forum and we had […]

Design Gathering #1 – Oct 13

  We had our first OASIS design gathering last Saturday, Oct 13 at the Wellesley Community Centre! Over 30 residents and participants came out to share their ideas and vision what they want OASIS to look like in stage 1 and specifically how they envision a community kitchen and a food storage unit. We had great […]

Don Valley Walk August 4th 2018

On Saturday August 3rd the St. James Town Community Co-op led a plant identification walk through the lower Don Valley. We were fortunate to be joined by knowledgeable and enthusiastic community members who shared their own perspectives and expertise to our walk. Among the plants we identified were Jewelweed, which can be used to treat rashes […]

Tour of Naadmaadgit Ki (NKG)

Last Saturday, we went on a tour of the lands that Naadmaadgit Ki Group is taking care of near the Humber River. We all met at Sherbourne St and took the TTC together to Jane and Eglington to meet our guide, Doug, and his friend, Aaron, for the tour.   Although our group was small […]

Dinner and Social on July 20th 2018

We had a great time at the dinner and social on Wednesday evening and I love that we had a lot of people come out to the event. It was even better to hear that many people that we met through our weekly outreach attended! Although we had a few technical difficulties at the beginning, […]

Rainy Farm Visit to Black Farmers’ Collective

This past Sunday (24th June), the co-op and community members took a trip to Milton to visit the Black Farmers Collective. Amidst the rain and mud, we walked through the farm and saw the hard work of the collective. The farmers exhibited the importance of growing locally farmed and sustainable food. Cabbage, leeks, beets, tomato, fennel, calaloo, […]

We’re hiring for a 2018 Summer Student!

Get excited because we’ve gotten a Canada Summer Student Grant to hire an Events Coordinator! Please see the below for details:   Events Coordinator – Low Income Families Together Start Date: June 18th  for 7 weeks, 30 hours/wk Salary: $14.00/hr   We are looking for a highly motivated individual to run our Summer Events. This […]

Annual General Meetings Notes March 24th

Notes from St. Jamestown Community Coop Agenda 1) Report on OASIS and general update 2) Committee Overview 3) Board Elections 4) CREW presentation by Lydia 5) OASIS Design Pilot Project Sharrae’s video 7) UPLIFT Timebank discussion Josephine gave a report on the Co-ops activities in 2017 and progress on the OASIS project including the City […]