Programs

Our After-School Program engages children aged 8 to 12 in fun, hands-on activities that teach skills necessary to grow, cook, and select healthy food, and encourage positive attitudes towards healthy eating.

Our Bake Ovens & Markets bring neighbours together around fresh, healthy food. The Good Food Market at The Stop features affordable, local food - and (in the warmer months) a free pizza-baking session at an outdoor wood-fired oven. The Green Barn also hosts our popular, year-round Farmers’ Market and a community bake oven.

The Community Advocacy program trains peer support workers to provide one-on-one assistance to community members to provide advocacy and assistance in accessing social services.

The Community Cooking program teaches people how to prepare nutritious, culturally-diverse, and inexpensive meals in communal cooking groups that bring people together to learn, cook, eat, and socialize.

Our Civic Engagement programming supports community members to speak out about and work together on issues of poverty, hunger, and inadequate income in the community.

The Drop-In is a safe and welcoming space where community members can enjoy nutritious food, meet others, and access information on social issues and community resources.

The Food Bank provides community members with a three-day supply of food once a month. The program places a high priority on providing as dignified an environment and as high-quality food as possible.

Healthy Beginnings and Family Support is a pre-and post-natal nutrition and support program for pregnant women and new mothers living on low incomes.

Our Sustainable Food Systems Education program teaches children from local schools where their food comes from with hands-on cooking and growing activities matched to the Ontario school curriculum.

Our Urban Agriculture initiatives include an 8,000-square foot garden at Earlscourt Park, a community garden at Hillcrest Park, and a greenhouse, a sheltered garden, and the Global Roots Garden at The Green Barn. These sites yield over 4,000lbs of fresh, organic produce for our programs every year, and engage community members of all ages in learning how to use environmentally-friendly methods to grow fresh, local produce year-round.

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