Since the summer 2012, the Parkdale Community Land Trust working group has been conducting a Community Mapping project. The mapping project aims to document spatially 1) trends in neighbourhood change and 2) future opportunities for the Parkdale CLT group. We are looking at a number of characteristics about Parkdale, and planning to release the outcomes of community mapping project, as they get ready (just like Stats Canada releases their census … Read More
As part of the Maytree Foundation’s Building Blocks initiative, Parkdale Food Network held its third workshop on civic engagement and food security, “Quest for Healthy Food”. This event was held in partnership with Parkdale Community Health Centre (PCHC) on August 27th Monday from 11am to 2pm, with a focus on “food as social determinant of health”. Many PCHC members participated from the Seniors Program, … Read More
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
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
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
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
On July 23, in partnership with Maytree Foundation’s Building Blocks, Parkdale Food Network and PARC hosted an event on civic engagement and food security. This event brought together community members largely from PARC and representatives from all three levels of government representative offices for Parkdale-HighPark (City Councilor Gord Perks, MPP Cheri DiNovo, and MP Peggy Nash). The event provided opportunities for people to learn … Read More
West End Food Co-op has been working toward opening up a community food hub in Parkdale – coop store and community kitchen in the ground level of Parkdale Community Health Centre. This Saturday July 21st, WEFC is hosting a Open House of this exciting community hub that is opening soon! Date: July 21st (Sat), 2012Time: 12pm-4pmPlace: 1229 Queen St West Details: http://westendfood.coop/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=173
Some of the 2011 census data have been already released at the Statistics Canada website, although the comparison has become difficult due to the loss of mandatory long-form census. That said, the data still tells us something. Here, Geosearch 2011 allowed to track the population change in Parkdale from 2006 to 2011 by census tract. What do you think of this?
The PowerPoint presentation by Susannah is available in the previous entry or in the Reports and Resources section!