To Market, To Market…

To Market, To Market…

The Alex Community Food Centre parking lot has been transformed into a weekly outdoor market for the coming summer months.  Ensuring physical distancing, but celebrating social togetherness, the market is providing a spark of community spirit in the Greater Forest...
Notes from the Front Lines: Fear, joy, belonging, connection.

Notes from the Front Lines: Fear, joy, belonging, connection.

I think the first time it hit me that life had radically changed was when I took my wedding band off permanently. The cherished piece of jewelry that my husband gave me had belonged to my husband’s grandmother and was really important to me.  But it had many crevices...
Notes from the Front Lines: Bearing Witness

Notes from the Front Lines: Bearing Witness

“What do you do for a living?” I always find this a difficult question to answer. Mental health worker, manager, teammate, toilet cleaner, chauffeur, funeral planner, chronic crier, bed bug inspector, mover, system navigator, de-escalator, and advocate are...
“I love all my Front Liners”

“I love all my Front Liners”

The note, written in beautiful cursive, and decorated with flowers, peace signs and red crosses, read “I love all my Front Liners. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made for us!” Violet had taped it to the door of her room at the Assisted Self-Isolation Site...
Growing, Cooking, and Sharing during COVID-19

Growing, Cooking, and Sharing during COVID-19

As the world closed its doors in late March, the staff at The Alex Community Food Centre had to look inward and ask ourselves “What does a community resource like the CFC look like without the bustling energy of our weekly meals, the laughter of the kids in our...

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