Parkdale CLT newsletter launched!

Parkdale CLT initiative has lauchned its own newsletter. As many individuals and organizations have shown great interests, we think this newsletter will help keep you updated about what is happening with PCLT while sharing exciting news and interesting resources related to CLT from elsewhere! A Community Land Trust model is attracting renewed interests beyond its classic application to affordable housing provision, as social … Read More

Report Back: 2nd PFN and Maytree Building Blocks workshop at Greenest City

Parkdale Food Network organized its 2nd workshop on civic engagement and food security as part of Maytree Foundation’s Building Blocks. This is a report-back by Terence Williams, Community Leader of Maytree civic engagement training.  ——–On Monday afternoon on August 21 Parkdale Food Network in partnership with Maytree Foundation and Citizenship and Immigration Canada held its second civic engagement training workshop with Greenest … Read More

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 programing and to make healthy foods more accessible to everyone.  For this year, the funds will go specifically to the PARC Coop … Read More

New CRA Guidline has a CLT section

As community economic development groups have responded (such as Centre for Social Innovation), Canada Revenue Agency recently released the new guideline for Community Economic Development activities in relation to charitable status (see the guideline from here). As BC Centre for Social Enterpise points out, the previous guideline only dealt with Community Land Trust as a postscript. Often time, the CLT’s applications for the charitable status were evaluated on a … Read More