Category Archives: Co-op Cred

Co-op Cred Program – Moving towards the integration phase

We are moving to the next stage of the Co-op Cred program, an innovative community-based system of alternative exchange (i.e. a community currency model) that facilitates supportive work placement opportunities for Parkdale community members while also enabling them to receive … Continue reading

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The Co-op Cred program is GROWING

In 2013, we launched the successful pilot project of the Co-op Cred program with PARC Ambassadors Team. This year, we have been working toward the expansion and scale-up of the Co-op Cred program. In so doing, we aim to assess … Continue reading

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Co-op Cred Program featured in “Food Fighters” documentary

Co-op Cred Program is featured in a documentary “Food Fighters”! The documentary introduces various food security initiatives in Toronto. ___________________________________________ Date: Jun 26 (Thursday) Time: 6:30pm Location: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) Details can be found here. … Continue reading

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Scaling up the Co-op Cred program

We are thrilled to announce great news to kick off the year 2014. We are awarded the grant from Metcalf Foundation to scale up the successful Co-op Cred program! The Co-op Cred program is an alternative community currency program that … Continue reading

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Ride4RealFood 2013 on September 15

“The 3rd Annual Ride4RealFood is about biking for food security in the city” The co-op cred program is a community food security accessibility tool based on an alternative currency model that facilitates low-income people’s participation in the healthy and economic … Continue reading

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Report back from June 26 PFN meeting

The Parkdale Food Network held its third meeting on June 26 2013 at the Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre and brought together over 30 participants from a wide range of  collaborators from local social service agencies, city staff, housing providers, and community … Continue reading

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PARC Co-op Cred program updates

It has been two months since the PARC Co-op cred program began in partnership with the West End Food Coop (see the orientation session facilitated by the WEFC). Currently, PARC Ambassadors are taking part in the program at two sites: … Continue reading

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Co-op Cred program in action!

Co-op cred program is a community food security accessibility tool based on an alternative currency model that facilitates low-income people’s participation in the healthy and economic benefits of local, organic, and sustainable food. Community members engage in volunteer activities at … Continue reading

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WEFC Alternative Currency project

Since its official start of Parkdale People’s Economy project, this blog has somehow focused on the CLT initiative and various activities undertaken by Parkdale Food Network. The other strand of the PPE key activities is building alternative medium of exchange … Continue reading

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Bike-a-thon 2012: Ride 4 Real Food 4 All

September 16 Sunday, West End Food Co-op together with PARC is organizing their 2nd Bike-a-thon 2012 that will take riders from the City to the Farm, gathering pledges along the way to raise funds. Raised funds will contribute to WEFC and PARC’s food … Continue reading

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